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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...

Mountain rescuers bring 40 to safety in blizzard after crash blocks Kirkstone Pass

A coachload of Chinese tourists was among 40 people rescued from a Lake District pass after blizzards brought chaos to the road.

John Chadwick named as climber who died after Helvellyn fall

Police have named the climber who died after falling on Helvellyn earlier this week. John Chadwick, 68, of Gamblesby in the Eden Valley, was found ...

Climber dies in hospital after fall on Helvellyn

A man has died after being airlifted from Helvellyn following a fall. The climber was found unconscious at the foot of the mountain’s headwall ab...

Night rescue operation underway to reach three climbers stuck on Ben Nevis

A rescue operation is underway to reach three climbers stuck on Britain’s highest mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team members were called out...

Pair plan to take boats to nine highest peaks on charity cross-Scotland route

Two outdoor enthusiasts plan to cross Scotland and summit its nine highest peaks, while lugging boats with them on the journey.

Compass brand Brunton reveals top five navigation mistakes made by walkers

Have you ever been navigationally challenged? Even the most experienced hillgoers can occasionally go wrong and find themselves temporarily misplac...

Footpath works open up extra section of Dales Way to wheelchair users

A section of a long-distance trail through the Yorkshire Dales has been opened up to wheelchair users and families with young children.

Into the hot seat: new boss Gordon Watson's vision for the Lomond national park

Gordon Watson has taken over at the head of the Loch Lomond authority at a time when it is mired in controversy over plans to ban wild camping.

Pull on your boots and hit the trail to celebrate the Pennine Way's 50th anniversary

The UK’s oldest national trail hits its 50th birthday this year, and tourism bosses are urging walkers to celebrate the anniversary by pulling on their boots and visiting the route.

Cornwall's paths are starved of funds, says Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook

A seasoned campaigner for the rights of walkers accused Cornwall’s authorities of neglecting the county’s footpaths.

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

Missing Brecon Beacons teen found after search by more than 40 rescuers

More than 40 mountain rescuers joined a search for a missing teenager in the Brecon Beacons. Five teams took part in the hunt for the 17-year-old i...

Two Ben Nevis climbers in nine-hour overnight rescue after ropes jam

Two climbers were rescued from Britain’s highest mountain in an overnight operation lasting more than nine hours after they got stuck.

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.

Ramblers urge Scottish Government to clarify walkers' right to use railway crossings

Campaigners are urging the Scottish Parliament to enshrine the right for walkers to use railway crossings.

Lake District authority puts Langdale beauty spot Stickle Tarn up for sale

A prime piece of Lake District real estate has been put up for sale by the national park’s authority.

Kim Collison and Adam Perry triumph in gruelling Marmot Dark Mountains marathon

A pair of ultrarunners who finished neck and neck in a 60-mile race last year picked up another winners’ trophy at the weekend.

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