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On test: three-season walking boots reviewed

We've spent the past few months pounding the trails to see how these walking boots performed. Which of the 13 pairs in our review will suit you?...

Walker suffering heart attack among six bank-holiday callouts for Ogwen team

Several walkers, climbers and a man suffering from a suspected heart attack were among those rescued over a busy bank holiday weekend by a team in Snowdonia.

Ogwen Valley rescuers in four-hour rain-sodden mountain search after hoax calls

Rescuers in Snowdonia spent more than four hours searching in heavy rain after a series of hoax calls were made to police.

Rescuers called out to free walker stuck on muddy Llŷn Peninsula path for eight hours

Mountain rescuers were called out to help a walker who had lain on a remote footpath for eight hours.

Ten-hour rescue of lost woman among five Saturday callouts for Ogwen Valley team

Rescuers in the Ogwen Valley in north Wales were involved in a 10-hour operation to bring a 73-year-old woman and her son to safety after they got lost on the Glyderau range.

Mountain Bothies Association takes over Lingy Hut in northern Lake District

The Mountain Bothies Association has taken over responsibility for a hut in the northern Lake District.

Knock-off gear warning to outdoor fans after Keswick shop ram-raid

Police in Cumbria cautioned outdoor enthusiasts not to be tempted to buy suspiciously cheap clothing they may be offered.

Campaigners pledge to resist MoD's 'privatisation' of Cumbria common land

The Ministry of Defence stands accused of a land privatisation in the Cumbrian North Pennines. Campaigners said the ministry’s plans to deregiste...

Yorkshire Dales authority takes on Cumbrian rights of way after enlargement

A national park authority has agreed to take on responsibility for an extra 300 miles of rights of way, following the park's enlargement last August.

Suilven footpath worker Alec McMullen completes 450 miles walking to work

Next time the journey to work seems to drag, spare a thought for footpath contractor Alec McMullen, who has walked more than 450 miles getting to his workplace over the past four months.

Writers Beth Pipe and Karen Guttridge head for two weeks on Cumbria 'spirit trail'

Two women are set to show their adventurous spirits as they embark on a trip through Cumbria. Writers Beth Pipe and Karen Guttridge have previously...

Victory after 40-year campaign as Ramblers hail Peacehaven path opening

Ramblers are celebrating after a successful 40-year battle to open a footpath in East Sussex. Members of the campaigning walkers’ charity were jo...

Sales of new Wainwright Society calendar will help Fix the Fells

Outdoors fans who want a daily reminder of the beauty of the Lake District can snap up the latest calendar produced by the Wainwright Society.

Wainwright Society annual challenge raises £1,500 for Fix the Fells

Aficionados of the celebrated Lakeland writer Alfred Wainwright have raised £1,500 in their annual charity challenge.

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.

Walkers planning Three Peaks Challenge need to prepare carefully, say experts

Anyone planning to tackle the national Three Peaks Challenge needs to prepare carefully, experts said.

Campaigners win 14-year footpath battle with elite Harrow School

Footpath campaigners are claiming victory in a 14-year access battle with a top public school. A government planning inspector ruled against Harrow...

Police appeal to Rhinogs walkers for information in helicopter crash probe

Police are appealing for anyone who was on the Rhinog mountains in Snowdonia and who might have seen an ill fated helicopter to contact them.

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