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Green-lane traffic ban aids national park walkers

Traffic has been banned from a national park green lane that had been made almost impassable after off-road vehicles churned it up.

Tributes follow death of Government's outdoor chief

The head of the Government’s advisory organisation on outdoor matters has died after a long illness.

Pennine Way walkers face route change during path repairs

Walkers on the Pennine Way face a diversion while repair work is carried out on an environmentally sensitive section.

Man who cheated death will climb 30,000ft to repay rescuers

It was to be a fairly straightforward day: a seasoned munro-bagger and his son ticking off two more peaks in the quest to complete the full list in a period of five years.

High Way improvements will ease Dales walkers' path

A Yorkshire Dales High Way to hell has been transformed into a walkers’ heaven thanks to work by the national park authority.

Walker dies after Lake District fall

A walker died yesterday after falling on a Lakeland fell. The 44-year-old man from Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria was with a friend in Great Langdale whe...

2008: take a trip with us through the highs and lows of the year

In the slovenly hiatus between Santa’s return north and the alcoholic debauchery of the New Year, journalists traditionally have a problem: how to fill the space on their various publications when, well, not much happens..

Cancer man Tom completes his £50,000 walk

Coast-to-Coast walker Tom Buckley has completed his trip. The 23-year-old, who has terminal cancer, walked into the North Yorkshire village of Ro...

Thumbs-up as Queen signals move to open England’s coastline

The right to walk and climb along the whole length of England’s coast came a step closer today with the announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the Marine Bill will be introduced in this parliamentary session.

Fun in the Buff, from fellside to kitchen

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Out with the old, as Ramblers lose their apostrophe

For decades, the name has conjured up an image, rightly or wrongly, of the breeches-clad hiker, complete with bobble-hat and canvas knapsack striding across the moors whistling a Ewan MacColl tune.

Woman stretchered off Yorkshire's highest peak after fall

A woman had to be carried by stretcher and sled almost two miles after falling from Yorkshire’s highest mountain.

Pothole club offers novices chance to Try Caving

A caving group is repeating its popular weekend for anyone who wants to give potholing a try. The Yorkshire Subterranean Society is inviting would ...

Judges throw out 'polite' walkers' green bid

Polite walkers may lose their green space to a housing development – because they stopped to allow golfers to play their game.

Charity meeting seeks solution to Nevis challenge problems

The problems caused by so many booted feet tramping up Britain’s highest mountain will come to a head later this month with a summit meeting between charity representatives and Ben Nevis’s authorities.

Two Dales events offer 100km challenge to walkers

Feeling lethargic after all that turkey and booze? How about a little stroll to get rid of the festive languor – say 100km? Yes, it’s time to s...

The white stuff: how winter hillwalkers can stay safe

As much of Britain is cloaked in the white stuff, and walkers’ and mountain lovers’ hopes of a decent winter rise, it’s important to revise our approach to tackling the hills as snow and ice cover our usual routes and temperatures drop below freezing.

Two footpath victories, but common defeat for campaigners

The Open Spaces Society, guardians of rights of way and green areas, has scored victories in Somerset and Tyneside.


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