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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.

Scottish outdoors body warns of increased deer risk as clocks go back

Scotland’s official outdoors body is urging people to take extra care on the nation’s roads as the end of British Summer Time signals an increased risk of hitting deer.

Outdoor fans will need map and compass during Highland GPS jamming

Outdoor enthusiasts in the North-West of Scotland are being warned they will not be able to rely on GPS devices for two weeks this month.

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.

New appeal for missing walker Stephen Russell after sighting at Glen Dessarry bothy

Police in the Highlands have repeated their appeals for information about a walker who has been missing for more than a week.

Police appeal to walkers after attempted Highlands gold heist near Tyndrum

Police are appealing to Highland walkers for information after an attempted gold heist failed. A gold mine in the shadow of munro Ben Lui was broke...

Outlander TV author Diana Gabaldon condemns 'insane' Rannoch windfarm plan

The writer of a hit historical television drama has condemned as ‘insane’ a plan to build a windfarm at a wild Scottish moor used as a location for the series.

In search of solitude: hillwalking pair reveal the Remotest Hills of Wales

For those who want to escape the madding crowds, Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams have researched Wales's remotest mountains, though some results may come as a surprise.

Cicerone publishes new walkers' guides to Cumbria Way and high Lakeland fells

Two new books from the Cumbrian publisher detail walking routes on the Lakeland fells and a long distance trail crossing the national park.

Lake District flood warnings downgraded but more rain on way

Emergency services have stood down from their flood readiness in the Lake District as river levels recede.

Sir Chris Bonington backs bid to win cash for path work on 'magical' Suilven

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington is urging outdoor fans to vote for a ‘magical’ Highlands mountain in a bid for conservation cash.

Marriage followed romance that began on bus to Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

Charity bosses are searching for outdoor fans with happy memories of a youth hostel that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

Missing walker Stephen Russell found safe and well, unaware of police appeal

A hillwalker reported missing in the Highlands has been found safe and well. Stephen Russell had apparently been unaware of the search for him afte...

Missing Skye walker Stephen Russell may be on West Highland Way

Police searching for a walker missing from the Isle of Skye said they now believe he may walking the West Highland Way.

Climbers will return to Ben Nevis's North Face for second scientific survey

A team of climbers and scientists is hoping for better weather as it plans its second survey on the cliffs of Britain’s highest mountain.

Loch Lomond bosses push for camping ban ahead of national park board meeting

National park bosses are recommending the approval of controversial plans to extend the ban on camping along loch shores.

Scots Government unveils plans for 30 new long-distance trails

The Scottish Government has announced ambitious plans to add 30 new long-distance routes to its network of trails in a bid to equal the best in Europe.

Work begins on Glen Falloch hydro schemes on West Highland Way

Walkers on Scotland’s most popular long-distance trail are being warned of possible diversions while work takes place on hydro-electric schemes.

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