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On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Mini-test: lightweight camping stoves

These four stoves won't take up much room in your rucksack on that backpacking trip, but which suits your needs?.

Asolo's new Magix approach shoe is aimed at summer trekkers

A new European-made offering from the Italian brand is ideal for summer and Alpine trekkers...

New film set to raise profile of volunteer mountain rescuers

Mountain rescuers are set to raise their profile with the release of a film showing the work of volunteer team members.

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

Air ambulance blood scheme could save stricken walkers' lives

A scheme developed during the Afghanistan conflict could save the lives of injured walkers and climbers in the North of England.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

British Mountaineering Council pledges: we'll do more for hillwalkers

Many of the BMC's hillwalking members have complained it doesn't represent them well. It's determined to change that...

Western Beacons rescuers will carry stretcher 50km to mark anniversary

Volunteer mountain rescuers will carry a stretcher across a 50km route in the Brecon Beacons this weekend to mark their team’s half-century.

Derbyshire County Council is 'shooting itself in foot' over path team cuts plan

Britain’s oldest national conservation body has accused a council of shooting itself in the foot by cutting back on paths budget.

TV presenter Chris Packham backs new Rewilding Britain group

Television presenter and wildlife expert Chris Packham has thrown his weight behind a new campaign group that wants to see lynx, bison, beavers and even wolves reintroduced into Britain.

Mountaineers: politicians apathetic when it comes to protecting Scots wild land

Political leaders have demonstrated their apathy when it comes to protecting Scotland’s wild land, mountaineers said.

Tryfan walker clinging to Adam and Eve among nine ill prepared rescued walkers

Poorly equipped and ill prepared walkers kept mountain rescuers busy over the weekend in Snowdonia. One woman had to be rescued from Tryfan in high...

Rescuer describes severe conditions as he joins The Spine frontrunner

A mountain rescue team member has described the horrendous conditions as he accompanied the frontrunner in Britain’s most brutal race.

Peak District will get new name in March – for Chinese visitors

Tourism bosses have announced that a national park is to be renamed. But the new name for the Peak District will only apply in China, where some Br...

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

PrimaLoft claims a first with new down-synthetic blend for outdoor gear

PrimaLoft new mix bonds polyester fibre and down filling to insulate outdoor gear. A range of brands is using its material as winter looms...

Keswick festival walk programme includes Blencathra and 40 Wainwrights

Visitors to an upcoming Lake District mountain festival will have the opportunity to walk up a mountain recently put on the market with a price tag of more than £2m.

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