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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?...

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Review: The Cateran Trail by Jacquetta Megarry

This handy guidebook provides pretty much all the detail you need to undertake this five-day walking trail through Perthshire and Angus.

Review: The Montane Spine Race Film

A compelling little film shot in extreme conditions of an extreme challenge will give you an insight into the grim reality of a January jaunt up the Pennine Way.

Outlander TV author Diana Gabaldon condemns 'insane' Rannoch windfarm plan

The writer of a hit historical television drama has condemned as ‘insane’ a plan to build a windfarm at a wild Scottish moor used as a location for the series.

On test: three- to four-season walking boots

Is it possible to buy a pair of boots that will keep your feet happy all year round, even with a few winter ventures.

Ordnance Survey marks Wainwright's Pennine Journey on new maps

A long-distance trail based on a pre-war work by Alfred Wainwright has now appeared on the latest Ordnance Survey maps.

Aberdeen rescuers plan summer of events to mark 50th anniversary

A mountain rescue team that grew out of a collection of hillwalking club members and Territorial Army volunteers is celebrating its golden anniversary.

After 106 years of pledging duty to God, Scouts welcome atheist members

Britain’s Scouting movement will open its doors to atheist young people and adult leaders for the first time next year.

Runner Chris Perry adds to family triumphs with victory in The Fellsman

An ultrarunner confirmed a family dynasty with a win in one of the toughest events on the calendar. Chris Perry followed in his brother Adam’s fo...

Calder Valley rescuers win bronze in Dolomites Rescue Race in Italy

A team of intrepid rescuers has returned from an international race with a bronze medal. The four, from the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team we...

Climbing legend Doug Scott set to reveal secrets behind his life story

One of the first Britons to summit the world’s highest mountain will reveal his reluctance at writing his autobiography.

Police appeal after three Black Rock climbers attacked by youths near Cromford

Police are appealing for information after a group of climbers was attacked by a large group of youths.

Scouts announce TV adventurer Bear Grylls reappointed as chief

Television adventurer Bear Grylls has been appointed head of the UK’s Scouting movement for a further three years.

Eiger North Face speed climber Ueli Steck joins Kendal festival trail-run

Fancy pitting yourself against the man who holds the world record for the fastest ascent of the imposing North Face of the Eiger.

brasher boot name to disappper as Berghaus rebranding looms

Pentland, owners brasher, has announced its boots will be rebranded under its other big outdoor name Berghaus.

Peak District rangers' grand gift enables health walk scheme to restart

Kind-hearted national park rangers have spread seasonal goodwill to a walkers’ service by donating a £1,000 prize to restart the scheme.

North Pennines Walking Festival opens with Wainwright theme

A walking festival kicks off this weekend in the northern reaches of the Pennines, with a Wainwright theme linked to his first ever long-distance walk.

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