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Peak District gathering will mark Kinder trespassers' spirit

Ramblers will gather tomorrow to keep alive the spirit of pioneers of access to the countryside. It is 81 years since a group of walkers took to th...

Carey Davies takes up hillwalking post at British Mountaineering Council

Two-thirds of the British Mountaineering Council’s members say they are first and foremost hillwalkers, despite the public perception the organisation caters mainly for climbers.

On test: brasher Supalite Active GTX boots

brasher's new fabric lightweight boots are aimed at the 'recreational walker'...

New Keswick bridge puts walkers and cyclists on right track

Walkers and cyclists in the Lake District are back on the right track after the completion of a new bridge.

Lowe Alpine to sponsor Great Lakeland 3Day mountain marathon

A Lakeland-based outdoors brand is backing a three-day mountain marathon in its own backyard. Kendal-based Lowe Alpine has signed up to support the...

Mountain rescuers in action as winter weather forecast until after Easter

Severe winter weather is continuing to cause problems across swathes of northern England and the Midlands as numerous mountain rescue teams help stranded motorists and residents.

Jess the collie's radio message is plea to walkers to clean up after their dog

A four-legged expert is taking to the airwaves to encourage dog owners to clean up after their animals in the Scottish countryside.

Lost walkers rescued from Ben Lomond in worsening weather

A badly equipped group of walkers was rescued after getting lost in worsening weather on Scotland’s most southerly munro.

Pair in jeans and trainers airlifted from Snowdon after getting stuck on ice

A man wearing trainers was one of two who were airlifted from the icy slopes of Wales’s highest mountain after getting stuck.

National Trust for Scotland wants walkers to give it the boot for campaign

A conservation charity is appealing to walkers to help give it the boot for an upcoming campaign. The National Trust for Scotland wants 90 pairs of...

Chumbawamba star will join Kinder Mass Trespass celebrations

A member of the band that notoriously doused John Prescott with water will join a male voice choir at celebrations to mark a seminal event in the battle for countryside access.

New volunteers needed to keep fit and keep the fells in good shape

National park bosses say outdoor lovers can help keep fit and help keep the hills in good shape too by volunteering for a Lakeland project.

Rescuers warn walkers of Peak District snow cornice hazard

A rescue team is warning of unusual hazards for walkers in the Peak District. The freakish wintry weather has created snow cornices in many locatio...

Mountain rescuers warn Snowdon visitors to 'be realistic' as winter continues

Experts are warning that Snowdonia’s mountains are still full winter conditions and will stay that way over the Easter holiday.

Montane and George Fisher gear sales will help Fix the Fells

An outdoor brand that sponsors one of the Lake District’s toughest races is teaming up with a retailer to raise cash for footpath repair.

Floating flags will aid Pennine Way walkers in Northumberland Cheviots

Parts of the northernmost section of Britain’s first national trail will be on a firmer footing after work to repair the route.

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook blasts plans to curtail open-space rights

A leading outdoors campaigner said coalition Government proposals will do away with ancient rights used to guarantee public use of open spaces.

On test: Sidas 3 Feet Mid Arch insoles

Fitting a pair of specialist insoles into a stiff pair of winter boots made a world of difference to their comfort.


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