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Lake District Friends plan zipwire protest as John Muir Trust adds its objection

Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District has announced plans for a rally in protest against the planned zipwire over Thirlmere.

Police welcome Keith Riddoch's conviction for killing buzzard on pheasant shoot

A man has been found guilty of recklessly killing a protected bird of prey during a pheasant shoot in the Highlands.

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.

Aberdeen team's appeal after mystery theft of Cairngorms rescue post sign

A mountain rescue team is appealing for information after a bizarre theft in the Cairngorms. The ‘rescue post’ sign has disappeared from the bo...

Police appeal for information after hen harrier disappears in Yorkshire Dales

Police are appealing for information after a tagged bird of prey disappeared in the Yorkshire Dales. North Yorkshire Police said the hen harrier’...

British Mountaineering Council launches new £1m bid to Mend Our Mountains

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an ambitious £1m project to help repair paths in Britain’s national parks.

New Mountaineering Scotland report aims to debunk windfarm arguments

A new report by Mountaineering Scotland challenges assertions that windfarms don’t affect tourism. While most of the developments don’t put off...

More than 80 mountain rescuers gather at Glenmore Lodge to hone their skills

More than 80 rescuers gathered in the Cairngorms at the weekend to polish up their knowledge and skills.

Survey shows Walkers Are Welcome status is good for towns' health and wealth

Making walkers welcome provides economic and health benefits for towns, a survey has found. Walkers Are Welcome towns can now be found across Engla...

Adventurer Phoebe Smith gives up Christmas to sleep on Three Peaks for charity

A writer and adventurer will forsake Christmas with her family to sleep out on Britain’s three national highest peaks to raise cash for the homeless.

Review: Downhill from Here – Running from John O’Groats to Land’s End, by Gavin Boyter

Gavin Boyter's 'Long Run' down the length of Britain got off on the wrong foot and the threat of disaster was never far away for the whole trip.

Major mountain rescue exercise underway on Crianlarich hills

Police said members of the public should not be alarmed if they witness police activity on the hills around Crianlarich.

Scottish mountain volunteers' efforts recognised at outdoor trust meeting

Volunteers who have helped repair and maintain routes in Scotland’s national parks received recognition for their efforts.

Lost Scottish Borders walker found after major six-hour night search

A missing walker and his dog were found after a major six-hour search in the Scottish Borders. A local shepherd used his knowledge of the area of t...

Backcountry ski club plans to build mountain hut on Aonach Mòr in Lochaber

A backcountry skiing club has announced ambitious plans to build a mountain hut on the slopes of the UK’s eighth highest peak in Lochaber.

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.

Ramblers look to next eight centuries, 800 years after Charter of the Forest

Eight hundred years ago a charter was sealed establishing the right to access England’s forests, previously the reserve of kings.

Read our work, then use it to light your bothy fire, say artists

Academics have placed copies of a limited artwork in remote mountain bothies – and they’re happy for you to use them to light the fire.

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