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Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Ordnance Survey to offer digital downloads with its paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency is to offer digital downloads with its paper maps. Although sales of Ordnance Survey paper maps rose for the fi...

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.

Happy New Year from everyone at grough!

Everyone here at grough would like to wish all our readers, friends, advertisers and supporters a very happy New Year.

Ordnance Survey denies report of end of paper maps for Great Britain

Britain’s national mapping agency said claims in a newspaper report that it was to end routine production of paper maps across the whole of Great Britain are untrue.

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Pen-y-ghent from Foxup

For anyone fancying a longer walk up Pen-y-ghent, this 10-mile stroll from the end of Littondale provides a different approach to one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks.

GO Outdoors challenges public to Walk Around the World in 80 Days

Britain’s biggest outdoor retailer is teaming up with industry bosses and mountain rescuers in challenging to the public to walk round the world.

Your guide to the ideal Christmas presents for the outdoor fan in your life

We've lots of suggestions for Christmas stocking-fillers for the outdoor enthusiast in our look at festive gear and clothing.

On test: daysacks

We've been out on the hills in this mammoth test with 17 packs big enough to take your gear for a day's walking, to see how they compare.

Minister says there are no plans for Ordnance Survey privatisation

The coalition Government said it has no plans to privatise Britain’s national mapping agency. Ordnance Survey will shortly become a government-ow...

Minister announces plans to make Ordnance Survey a government-owned company

A minister has announced plans to turn Britain’s national mapping agency into a government-owned company.

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...

Review: The John Muir Way guidebook

This handy guide provides route descriptions and a wealth of facts for the new John Muir Way, a coast-to-coast route in Scotland.

Callouts put paid to Ogwen Valley rescuers' plans for Leo Houlding talk

Mountain rescuers had to abandon their plans to listen to a talk by top climber Leo Houlding after lost walkers called for help.

Midnight rescue for lost Snowdonia walker who only had Scotland map

An embarrassed walker on a Snowdonia peak had to be rescued after getting lost then realising he only had a map of part of Scotland with him.

Carey Davies takes up hillwalking post at British Mountaineering Council

Two-thirds of the British Mountaineering Council’s members say they are first and foremost hillwalkers, despite the public perception the organisation caters mainly for climbers.

Outdoor fans can now feature on their own OS map cover

Outdoor fans ordering a custom map from Britain’s official mapping agency can now feature on its cover.

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