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On test: headtorches reviewed

We've been out on the dark hills to shed some light on the best headtorches for use by outdoor enthusiasts.

Is it time to ditch the old walkers' mnemonic as magnetic north migrates east?

Walkers with a mind for accurate navigation may need to ditch a mnemonic that has stood them in good stead for centuries.

Ben Nevis avalanche victim's family visits site as team pleads for search for ice-axes

Rescuers have taken relatives of one of the men who died in the avalanche on Ben Nevis last week to the site of the incident.

Coachload of passengers among 33 people aided by rescuers on wintry Kirkstone Pass

A Lake District team went to the aid of 33 people caught in wintry conditions on the Kirkstone Pass. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said there wer...

Mountaineering mourns Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry who died in Ben Hope fall

The mountaineering community is mourning the loss of two of its accomplished members who died in a fall on Ben Hope.

Jim Mann smashes record to take Spine Challenger race victory

Jim Mann has won the Montane Spine Challenger race in a record time. The British runner arrived at the finish in Hardraw in the Yorkshire Dales on ...

Derby rescuers recall team's search on 30th anniversary of Lockerbie bombing

A mountain rescue team has been recalling the part its members played in the search following the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist bombing.

Grough's great big Christmas gift guide to goodies for the outdoor fan

We've taken a peep inside Santa's North Pole headquarters to bring you suggestions for seasonal gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

Kendal mountain rescuers welcome 'Eric' to the team

Cumbrian rescuers have welcomed their new addition Eric to the team. Eric is a brand new control vehicle that has gone into service with Kendal Mou...

Campaign groups mark 70th anniversary of access law with pledge on national parks

Five campaign groups have sealed a pledge to protect national parks and make them more accessible. A time capsule containing the pledge was buried ...

Natural England urged to ditch Hampshire ferry plans for England Coast Path route

Campaigners are urging the government’s official outdoors body not to incorporate a ferry into the route of the England Coast Path in Hampshire.

Climber airlifted after spending night on Stob Coire nan Lochan dies in hospital

One of the climbers who was airlifted from a Glen Coe mountain on Saturday has died in hospital. The 57-year-old from Nottinghamshire was found by ...

Hill sleuth Myrddyn Phillips's border research suggests Wales should shrink a little

Months of measurements and footslogging by two walkers has led them to the conclusion that the Wales-England border could be in the wrong place.

Eugeni Roselló Solé drops out of Montane Spine Race four miles from finish

Ultrarunner Eugeni Roselló Solé has had to pull out of the Montane Spine Race agonisingly close to the finish.

Man airlifted after falling while scrambling on Tryfan with eight-year-old son

A man was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in a fall on Tryfan. The walker, from south-east England, was with his partner and eight-yea...

On test: walking poles reviewed

Trekking poles are now widely used by walkers and runners, but which of our seven pairs were poles apart from the rest in the test?.

National Trust reveals plans for Wasdale Head toilets upgrade

Conservation charity the National Trust wants the public’s views on a loo. The organisation is seeking people’s opinion on its plans to upgrade...

Scottish mountain rescuers 'overwhelmed' by support after helicopter complaints

Four Scottish mountain rescue teams who voiced their concerns over the level of support from the UK’s search and rescue helicopters said they have been overwhelmed by support they received.

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