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Man and two dogs rescued after 100ft fall at Brecon Beacons 'Batcave' site

A man was rescued after falling 100ft at a Brecon Beacons beauty spot famed as the location for the Batcave in a Hollywood film.

Praise for Western Beacons rescuers as new defibrillator saves heart-attack man

Mountain rescuers said a newly acquired defibrillator saved the life of a man who had a heart attack in the Brecon Beacons.

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Ian Mercer, giant of national-park movement, dies aged 83

A leading figure in the outdoors movement has died after a career advancing the cause of national parks and public access, Ian Mercer was the first Dartmoor national park officer and the first chief executive of the Welsh Government’s advisory body, the Countryside Council for Wales.

Forecast gloomy for Mountain Weather Information Service as funding disappears

The forecast is looking gloomy for a weather service that offers specialised reports for Britain’s hillgoers.

Review: The Pennine Way: the Path, the People, the Journey by Andrew McCloy

Not a guidebook to Britain's first long-distance footpath, more a journal with lots of colourful accounts of people and things you might encounter on the walk.

Three teams in rescue of woman injured in jump from Brecon Beacons waterfall

A woman was rescued after injuring herself when she jumped from the top of a waterfall in the Brecon Beacons.

Giant Snowdonia art display reflects epic adventure landscape

Visitors to Snowdonia will be able to reflect on an epic new addition to the mountain scenery. Four giant letters have been erected in the shadow o...

Snowdonia bosses consult experts over spelling change for Cadair Idris

National park bosses are in a quandary over what to call one the area’s best known mountains. Snowdonia National Park Authority is to seek advice...

Work will almost double car park spaces at foot of Snowdon Ranger Path

A car park at the foot of one of the routes to Wales’s highest mountain is to have its capacity almost doubled.

Hillwalking luminary Hamish Brown will receive mountain culture award

A major figure in Scottish hillwalking will receive recognition of his life’s work at a mountain festival next month.

Review: Risking Life and Limb

Judy Whiteside's look back at the first 50 years of the Ogwen Valley team gives a comprehensive insight into the tragedies, triumphs, quirks and humour of mountain rescue in Snowdonia and beyond.

sportscotland moves to calm storm over mountain weather forecast funding

The official Scottish Government agency responsible for funding mountain weather forecasts said it hopes talks will resume with an independent forecaster who said its money had been withdrawn.

Teen stretchered from Brecon Beacons hill after losing consciousness

A teenager was rescued from a Brecon Beacons hillside after becoming unwell and losing consciousness.

Vanessa Griffiths appointed Ramblers' chief executive

A former conservation charity boss is to step in as chief executive of the country’s biggest walkers’ organisation.

More than 30 Snowdonia rescuers called out after helicopter catches fire on Yr Aran

More than 30 mountain rescue team members were called out after a military helicopter caught fire after a forced landing on a Snowdonia peak.

Campaigner warns partnership could lead to 'Disneyfication' of national parks

A leading campaigner warned against the ‘Disneyfication’ of Britain’s national parks cautioned that the setting up of a partnership could lead governments to cut budgets further.

Happy birthday to the trig pillar, 80 years old today

A familiar friend to hillgoers is celebrating an 80th birthday today. Ordnance Survey’s first triangulation pillar went into use on 18 April 1936...

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