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Outdoor fans warned of wildfire danger in South Pennines

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned to be on their guard against wildfires after blazes destroyed Pennine moorlands.

It's official: Nice guidance says walking is key to better health

Britain’s biggest walkers’ charity welcomed new official guidelines that say walking and cycling can transform the nation’s health.

Highland laird fined for river works that put rare species at risk

A Scottish laird was fined £9,000 for carrying out unauthorised engineering work in Scotland’s longest river on his Highland estate.

Special showings for teenagers' video of national park moorland research

Teenage students involved in a moorland preservation scheme have produced a video that will be shown to visitors next month.

Is our new-gear obsession costing us the earth?

An outdoors expert is asking if we are too ready to bin our waterproof and boots, and is looking at ways to re-use discarded gear.

Motor ban on eroded national park route is 'last resort'

National park bosses have agreed to ban off-roaders from a centuries-old public highway as a ‘last resort’ to stop further damage.

Walkers fill footprints with project gift

While the world seems obsessed with carbon footprints, a group of walkers has made a donation to help the effects of their actual footprints on the Lakeland fells.

Helicopter drop for 'critical moss' in moorland trial

A helicopter was used to drop vital moorland moss by national park staff in an effort to reverse decades of erosion.

Ban wild camping on more loch shores, says MSP

The ban on wild camping proposed for Loch Lomond’s shore should be extended to other lochs across the area, a Tory MSP has said.

Two new free audio trails produced for Bleaklow and Black Hill

Walkers heading for two of the Peak District’s top locations can follow an audio trail with free downloads produced by moorland experts.

Fire warning for walkers on 'valuable' moors

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are being warned the fire risk on Pennine moors is high as Easter approaches.

Huge airlift in bid to turn Pennine hills green

One of the UK’s biggest ever conservation airlifts aims to turn Pennine uplands from black to green.

Lakeland event puts walkers in the dark

Walkers will be in the dark at an event in the Lake District. And organisers will be praying for clear skies at the Ennerdale gathering aimed at in...

Cliffhanger boss aims for minumum impact with green audit

Organisers of one of the country’s biggest outdoors festivals are aiming to make it one of the greenest.

Rivers, coasts and wetlands worth £1.3bn, scientists say

Scientists have put a price on Britain’s nature following groundbreaking research. Living with a view of green space is worth up to £300 a year,...

Kinder project aims to reduce flood risk

They are the source of drinking water for millions of inhabitants of northern towns and cities, but the Peak District moors can also deliver devastating floods when torrential rain pours off the peat uplands.

Students help Peak moorland climate-change research

School students joined national park staff to gather research evidence on climate change in the Peak District.

Euro-cash means green light for moors restoration

A massive project to regenerate some of the country’s most important moorland will go ahead after the European Union pledged £5½m to safeguard stretches of upland in the Peak District and South Pennines.


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