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Patagonia: the campaigns go on as company nears $1bn milestone

Ryan Gellert, one of the ethical brand's top bosses, speaks to grough and admits the microplastics problem scares the hell out of him.

We join Lake District felltop assessor Zac Poulton to brush up our winter skills

Fancy brushing up your winter mountain skills with an expert? We took to the hill with one of the Lake District's felltop assessors...

The great big grough guide to Christmas gifts for your outdoor fan

We donned our headtorch and delved deep into Santa's cavern to find some top gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

On test: 25 to 40 litre rucksacks reviewed

Which daysacks performed best in the great British countryside? We put 14 to the test to help you decide...

Mountaineering council confirms no-confidence vote will go ahead

The governing committee of the representative body for mountaineers in England and Wales will face a vote of no confidence at its annual meeting.

On test: lightweight tents reviewed

Grough spent the summer camping out in a quest for the best of small one- or two-person lightweight tents.

On test: trail and approach shoes reviewed

Which shoe is best for your trail walk or that approach to a crag? We put eight pairs to the test to find out...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Rannoch windfarm plans thrown out as company didn't exist when submitted

The Scottish Government has turned down plans for a windfarm on a highly sensitive Highlands site because the company applying for permission didn’t exist at the time of the submission.

On test: Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 rucksack reviewed

A daysack aimed at walkers, climbers and mountain bikers: how did this new model from rucksack experts Lowe Alpine perform?.

Campaigners hopeful for national parks after Gove signals farm subsidy shift

A charity that campaigns for national parks has given a cautious welcome to ministerial plans to overhaul farm subsidies after Brexit.

Fjallraven unveils its new Bergtagen collection for autumn-winter 2017

Designed for life above the tree line… For autumn-winter 2017, Fjallraven’s product range ventures above the treeline with the launch of its new Bergtagen collection, a system of highly functional mountaineering garments built on equal parts of tradition and innovation.

On test: waterproof jackets reviewed

Anyone venturing into the outdoors should have a good waterproof jacket with them. See how 13 different brands performed in our exhaustive test...

Repairs to flood-damaged Lake District paths receive £3m European cash boost

Work to repair Lake District rights of way damaged in floods has been given a £3m boost. The European cash will help fund repairs to routes in the...

Charity warns bothy stays by commercial groups could jeopardise continuing use

Increasing use of mountain bothies by commercial businesses could put them at risk, a charity said. The Mountain Bothies Association, which looks a...

On test: midlayers reviewed

We tested and reviewed 10 midlayer tops to see how well they performed at keeping you warm and comfortable on the hill.

Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

Take a look behind the scenes as outdoors retailer Decathlon continues UK expansion

We take a look at the research facilities and annual innovation awards of this major French retailer building a larger presence in the UK outdoor world.

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