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On test: AKU Superalp GTX boots reviewed

Designed for long-distance load-carrying treks, the AKU boots combine comfort with stability...

Fell care volunteers demolish 180 pieces of cake after day restoring landscape

The final Lake District fell care day of the year saw walls and fences restored and 180 pieces of cake demolished by volunteers and staff.

John Muir Trust plans toilets and extra parking at foot of Blàbheinn on Skye

A conservation charity has revealed plans to double the number of parking places and build two toilets at the foot of a popular munro on the Isle of Skye.

Major charity event will mark 80th anniversary of Wainwright's Pennine Journey

A major charity fundraising walkers’ event is planned to mark the 80th anniversary of a seminal long-distance journey undertaken by Alfred Wainwright.

Campaigners welcome cash-for-access plans in Gove's Agriculture Bill

A leading campaign group has welcomed the Westminster Government’s plans to link farm payments to improving access for walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Ramblers: post-Brexit farming subsidies should depend on keeping paths clear

Farmers should only receive post-Brexit subsidies if they fulfil their responsibilities for maintaining footpaths across their land, the Ramblers said.

Three teams in Great Gable search after 12-year-old and granddad reported missing

A major night search involving three rescue teams and a helicopter was mounted when a man and his 12-year-old granddaughter were reported missing in the Lake District.

Information van will offer safety advice to Snowdon walkers

Walkers heading up Wales’s highest mountain will be offered safety advice from a new mobile service.

Lakeland hills alive with music as choir marks First World War fallen

The hills have been alive with the sound of music as part of a Lakeland project to remember those who perished in the First World War.

On test: Lowa Locarno GTX Lo shoe reviewed

We've been out and about to see if this understated Lowa shoe can double up as everyday urban footwear and good for trail walking.

Walkers warned to stay clear of Beachy Head cliffs after large cracks appear

The Coastguard is warning walkers to stay away from cliff edges at a South Downs beauty spot after a large crack appeared close to the footpath.

Lakeland ploggers find sleeping bag during Thirlmere clean-up

A group of ploggers discovered a sleeping bag, glasses case, jacket and baseball cap during their stroll during a Lake District event.

Old Lancashire station flagstones keep Yorkshire Dales walkers on track

Flagstones that once lined the platform at a Lancashire railway station are helping walkers keep on track in the Yorkshire Dales.

BMC's Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding appeal launches with £150,000 target

The British Mountaineering Council has launched a major crowdfunding appeal to help boost its campaign to improve upland paths in Britain’s national parks.

Loretto School students plan Beinn a’ Ghlò ascent for Mend Our Mountains appeal

Students from an independent school in East Lothian will step out to help an appeal to repair mountain paths.

North Wales rescuers produce seven-point plan to keep hillgoers out of trouble

Rescuers in north Wales have produced a seven-point plan for hill-goers to follow to keep out of trouble as they await an influx of extra visitors over the bank holiday weekend.

Peak District gains loo with a view to highlight need for accesible facilities

Walkers could be forgiven for feeling a little flushed when reaching the top of a Peak District hill to find a loo with a view.

Thinking of heading up Tryfan? Read this first

Tryfan's rocky ridges and easy access make it a popular target for walkers, but it's easy to get into difficulties.

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