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New Flittingford bothy opens for walkers and cyclists in Kielder Forest

Volunteers have converted a roofless ruin in a national park into a shelter for walkers and cyclists.

Spring is sprung, but hillgoers warned not to get carried away – on a stretcher

Mountain experts are warning Scottish hillgoers not to get carried away – on a stretcher. Walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts taking to the upl...

Bonington and Hinkes among top names announced for Keswick Mountain Festival

A roster of top names awaits festival-goers at a summer Lake District event. Among speakers at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival are elder st...

Andrew Bachell appointed chief executive of John Muir Trust

A leading conservation charity has appointed a new chief executive. Andrew Bachell will take over the post at the John Muir Trust in June...

Scottish mountain rescuers get close-up view of new Coastguard helicopter

Mountain rescuers in Scotland got their first hands-on experience of a new helicopter that will be based north of the border.

Controversial camping bylaws set to come into force in Lomond national park

A controversial camping permit scheme comes in to force in a Scottish national park this week. Anyone wanting to pitch their tent in certain areas ...

Mountain experts issue advice for weekend hillgoers in 'unusual' lean winter

Mountain experts are warning anyone heading for the Scottish hills this weekend to expect the unexpected.

Climber who fell from Cairn Gorm dies in hospital

A man who was injured in a fall from a Highland mountain has died in hospital. He was climbing and walking on his own on Tuesday when he fell in Co...

Review: Annandale Way, by Roger Turnbull and Jacquetta Megarry

A turn-by-turn guide to this gentle trail through Scotland's border country takes the walker from source to sea.

Suilven path repairs start with pledge to 'treat mountain with respect'

Work on repairing a badly eroded path has begun on Suilven, one of Assynt’s most popular mountains.

Lomond national park wins public access appeal against Drumlean Estate

A national park authority has won a legal appeal against an estate that blocked access to the area. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Aut...

Cupboard-based Torridon mountain rescuers appeal for £50,000 for new base

A volunteer rescue team that currently operates out of a cupboard has launched an appeal for cash for a proper base.

Ben Dolphin elected as new Ramblers Scotland president

A journalist, countryside ranger and blogger has been appointed head of the Ramblers in Scotland. Ben Dolphin was elected to the post of president ...

British Mountaineering Council board faces no-confidence motion

The board of the British Mountaineering Council is facing a potential vote of no confidence at the organisation’s annual meeting in April.

Owen Griffiths named as climber who died after Coire an t-Sneachda fall

Police have named the man who died after falling in the Northern Corries of Cairn Gorm on Tuesday. Owen Griffiths, 25, of Evesham, Worcestershire, ...

Rare midge find is UK first for Highland 'lost world' estate Dundreggan

It’s perhaps not the news walkers in the Highlands would want to hear: a rare species of midge previously unknown in Britain has been discovered.

Lost Cheviot walkers use phone picture to guide rescuers to location

Two walkers took a picture on their mobile phone to guide rescuers to them after getting lost on a mountain in the Cheviot Hills.

Family of tragic kayaker Dominic Jackson in push to boost locator beacon use

The family of a kayaker whose body was found on the Caithness coast after a major search has launched a campaign to encourage the use of personal locator beacons.

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