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Three Nikwax athletes tackle 7,000km challenge to inspire you to do more outdoors

A team of three international athletes is currently heading north as part of an outdoors brand’s efforts to inspire people to get active in the countryside.

Mountaineering Scotland urges national park to reject new Cononish gold mine plans

Mountaineering Scotland is urging national park planners to reject a renewed proposal to start mining gold in a wild land area.

Campaigners call on councils to fulfil duty to signpost 'secret' paths

Campaigners are calling on councils to fulfil their legal responsibility and end what they call the ‘scandal’ of hidden paths.

Motor groups chip in to help resurfacing of historic Dales Cam High Road

Part of a historic road across the Yorkshire Dales fells has been resurfaced with financial help from two user groups.

Diversion opens on Keswick railway footpath route destroyed by Storm Desmond

A new diversion on a route in the Lake District that was hit by Storm Desmond has been opened to walkers.

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.

Peak District Derwent Valley Easter road closure 'will benefit walkers and cyclists'

Peak District national park bosses are reminding visitors that one of its popular routes will be closed to motor traffic over the Easter weekend.

Gore-Tex expands range of brands using its new Shakedry material

Gore-Tex has announced more outdoor brands that will use its revloutionary Shakedry technology in 2017.

Park authority begins work widening part of High Peak Trail

A stretch of off-road trail in the Peak District will be widened and improved. Work will begin on Monday on a section of the High Peak Trail in Der...

Outdoors fans urged to take 5km challenge to help reinstate flood-hit Lakeland path

A charity is asking outdoor enthusiasts to get active to help it raise funds to reinstate a Lake District route that was severely damaged by floods.

On test: Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 rucksack reviewed

A daysack aimed at walkers, climbers and mountain bikers: how did this new model from rucksack experts Lowe Alpine perform?.

Battle lines drawn over Thirlmere zipwire as public urged to make views known

A conservation charity has outlined its reasons for opposing controversial plans to build zipwires across a Lake District reservoir.

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...

New panel gives Peak District walkers a railway history lesson

Outdoor enthusiasts using a Peak District route can take a fresh look at its history, after the installation of a new information panel.

Publisher Cicerone backs Lakeland rescuers' safety leaflets campaign

A publisher best known for its guides to walking and other outdoor activities is supporting mountain rescuers’ drive to reduce the number of callouts.

Campaigners fear North Yorkshire path plans put routes at risk

Campaigners fear rights of way in England’s biggest county could be lost under an authority’s plans to categorise public paths.

Want to feel a bit chirpier? How about a Yumpa energy bar, with added crickets

It was hardly a bushtucker trial, but we put two energy bars containing crickets to the test to see if we felt like hopping round the hills after eating them.

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.

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