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Lake District bosses look at driverless pod as possible transport for national park

Visitors to the Lake District will be able to get a glimpse of the future when a driverless ‘pod’ makes its debut in the national park.

New Cumbria National Trust boss Jeremy Barlow makes pledge on landscape

The man who has taken over the National Trust’s operations in Cumbria says rebuilding the memorial cairn on top of England’s highest mountain is among the charity’s key tasks this year.

Work to start on improved Fairy Pools parking at Skye congestion blackspot

Work will soon start on improved parking facilities at the site of a popular walking route on the Isle of Skye plagued by congestion.

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.

Lomond national park welcomes judges' right to roam ruling on Drumlean Estate

Judges in Scotland’s highest civil court have upheld a ruling in favour of the public’s right of access to a Highland estate.

Body of missing Strathcarron hillwalker Neil Gibson discovered following search

The body of a walker who went missing in February has been found in the Highlands. Police confirmed Neil Gibson’s body has been found after furth...

Scots hillgoers asked to pledge price of a bobble hat to 'Mend Our Mountains'

Hillgoers are being asked to spare the price of a bobble hat – to improve conditions underfoot on two of Scotland’s mountains.

Women's anthology Waymaking aims to step up gender balance in outdoor writing

Outdoors publisher Vertebrate has marked International Women’s Day by announcing an anthology of women’s work.

New appeal for sightings of Strathcarron walker Stephen Mitchell as search continues

Police have repeated their appeal for sightings of missing walker Stephen Mitchell as searches continue.

Past Three Peaks Race winners return with eye on 22-year-old course record

Four former winners of a ‘marathon with mountains’ plus the reigning women’s champion will be heading back to the hills this weekend with an eye on the race’s record.

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.

Bus service runs for weary walkers who can't go the Yorkshire Three Peaks distance

Walkers who can’t quite go the distance on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge walk will be able to take advantage of a new service.

Get Easter weather forecast and stay safe on Snowdonia mountains, experts plead

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are being encouraged to prepare properly for their hillgoing trips in Snowdonia over the Easter holiday.

Four Inns challenge competitor airlifted to hospital after breaking leg

A competitor in a challenge event was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg. The 41-year-old was taking part in the Four Inns race on Saturd...

Calder Valley team's four-legged members retire after more than 10 years' service

Two long-serving members of a rescue team have retired after numerous missions. Four-legged friends Nell and Pepper have each assisted the Calder V...

On test: waterproof trousers reviewed

The UK climate makes a pair of waterproof trousers an essential piece of outdoor kit. So how well did our test pants perform in typically British weat...

Bridgedale unveils its first waterproof sock range for outdoor fans

A new range of socks from Bridgedale will incorporate a waterproof membrane for the first time...

Walker who died in Sgùrr Thuilm fall named as Christopher Fryer

Police have named the walker who died while walking in the Highlands north of Glenfinnan. Rescuers found the body of Christopher Fryer, 38, of Norf...

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