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British Mountaineering Council launches new £1m bid to Mend Our Mountains

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an ambitious £1m project to help repair paths in Britain’s national parks.

Yorkshire Dales volunteers upgrade Swinner Gill stretch of Coast to Coast path

Volunteers have upgraded a section of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk in the Yorkshire Dales. The 220m stretch of the popular long-distance rout...

Suilven footpath worker Alec McMullen completes 450 miles walking to work

Next time the journey to work seems to drag, spare a thought for footpath contractor Alec McMullen, who has walked more than 450 miles getting to his workplace over the past four months.

Writers Beth Pipe and Karen Guttridge head for two weeks on Cumbria 'spirit trail'

Two women are set to show their adventurous spirits as they embark on a trip through Cumbria. Writers Beth Pipe and Karen Guttridge have previously...

Scots mountain project seeks volunteers to 'adopt a path'

A mountain project is on the lookout for outdoor enthusiasts willing to ‘adopt a path’ in Scotland.

Sales of new Wainwright Society calendar will help Fix the Fells

Outdoors fans who want a daily reminder of the beauty of the Lake District can snap up the latest calendar produced by the Wainwright Society.

Dream fulfilled as Arran Coastal Way joins Scotland's Great Trails network

A route around the coast of a Scottish island has gained the Great Trails status. The 65-mile circular Arran Coastal Way is the 29th long-distance ...

Fell-care volunteers battle wild weather as Keswick festival site forced to close

Volunteers faced wild weather as they battled to maintain the fells as part of Keswick Mountain Festival.

Walkers planning Three Peaks Challenge need to prepare carefully, say experts

Anyone planning to tackle the national Three Peaks Challenge needs to prepare carefully, experts said.

Survey shows Walkers Are Welcome status is good for towns' health and wealth

Making walkers welcome provides economic and health benefits for towns, a survey has found. Walkers Are Welcome towns can now be found across Engla...

On test: three-season walking boots reviewed

We've spent the past few months pounding the trails to see how these walking boots performed. Which of the 13 pairs in our review will suit you?...

Milestone reached as Natural England says it's working on all parts of coastal path

Government agency Natural England says it is now officially working on the whole length of the planned England Coast Path.

Ogwen Valley rescuers in four-hour rain-sodden mountain search after hoax calls

Rescuers in Snowdonia spent more than four hours searching in heavy rain after a series of hoax calls were made to police.

Landfill waste levies help fund Ardinning nature reserve path upgrades

Taxes levied on landfill waste have helped upgrade a moorland path in the shadow of the Campsie Fells.

Midnight mountaineer offers hints for walkers taking advantage of midsummer nights

A ‘midnight mountaineer’ has offered tips to hillgoers heading for the hills to take advantage of the short midsummer nights.

Wainwright Society annual challenge raises £1,500 for Fix the Fells

Aficionados of the celebrated Lakeland writer Alfred Wainwright have raised £1,500 in their annual charity challenge.

Columbia agrees to kit out 2,000 national park staff over next five years

Outdoors brand Columbia will kit out up to 2,000 national park staff with clothing in a five-year partnership.

Campaigners win 14-year footpath battle with elite Harrow School

Footpath campaigners are claiming victory in a 14-year access battle with a top public school. A government planning inspector ruled against Harrow...

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