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Nigel Clifford steps down as Ordnance Survey boss as interim chief is appointed

The boss of Britain’s national mapping agency has left the organisation. Nigel Clifford has been replaced as chief executive of Ordnance Survey b...

Walkers and mountain biker rescued in busy three-day period for Patterdale team

A Lake District rescue team was called out four times in three days to aid three walkers and a mountain biker in separate incidents.

Raptor toll continues as dead sparrowhawk found and tagged hen harrier vanishes

Police are appealing for information after a bird of prey was shot and another raptor disappeared in separate incidents.

Couple and five-year-old son airlifted from Y Garn after getting lost

A couple and their five-year-old child were airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after getting lost in the dark.

On test: Montane Icarus insulated jacket reviewed

Montane's jacket is the first in the UK to use PrimaLoft's innovative synthetic ThermoPlume insulation.

Preparing for winter hills means more than just dusting off your gear, say experts

Preparing for winter in the hills means more than just dusting off your crampons and ice-axe, experts have said.

'Learn to navigate' advice after rescuers sent to wrong Lakeland mountain to aid walkers

A Lake District rescue team extolled the advantages of being able to navigate after it was sent to the wrong mountain to aid two walkers with dogs.

Major 13-hour Dartmoor search called off after lost walkers located at bus station

A major search on Dartmoor lasting more than 13 hours was called off when rescuers learnt the two lost walkers at the centre of the operation had been picked up from a bus station.

Ordnance Survey study reveals most hillgoers unprepared for emergencies

A study by Britain’s national mapping agency has revealed many hillgoers are clueless about what to do if things went wrong.

Hundreds sign up for Dragon's Back Race, a year ahead of event

Hundreds of runners have already signed up for an extreme event down the spine of Wales, a year ahead of its start.

Injured walker and climber among three callouts in two hours for Northumberland teams

Rescue teams in the North-East of England were called to deal with three incidents within a couple of hours.

Lost Blencathra walkers' lack of compass 'could have had serious consequences'

A group of badly equipped walkers was guided to safety by phone after getting lost on Blencathra in the Lake District.

Family with two small children rescued after getting lost in dark on Cat Bells

Rescuers said a family caught out in darkness on a Lake District peak could have avoided getting into difficulties if they had started out earlier and taken torches.

Slow start for Leo Houlding's Spectre team pinned down by Antarctic storm

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding’s Antarctic expedition has got off to a slow start, with the three-man team pinned down in their tents in a blizzard.

Rescuers get lost walkers to download OS Locate app to guide them from fell

Two lost Lake District walkers were guided from the fells after mountain rescuers asked them to download an app to their mobile phone.

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...

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...

Adventurer Paul Rose reveals his 'beautiful secret' Yorkshire Wolds Way in BBC show

A man who has tackled adrenalin-fuelled polar expeditions revels in the slow pace of a walk along one of England’s least visited national trails.

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