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Health and exercise cited as reason for increase in visits to England's outdoors

More people are spending time in England’s great outdoors, a survey found. A desire to exercise and look after their health was behind many peopl...

Summer's nearly over - welcome to spring 2019

While you've been out getting sunburnt this summer, outdoor brands have been planning for next spring - here's a glimpse of the near future.

On test: waterproof trousers reviewed

The UK climate makes a pair of waterproof trousers an essential piece of outdoor kit. So how well did our test pants perform in typically British weat...

Broadcaster Cameron McNeish to receive Scots mountain culture award

Writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish has been recognised for his contribution to mountain culture. The former magazine editor will receive the Sc...

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.

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.

Kendal Mountain Festival: the land of white waterproofs and false moustaches

As another Kendal Mountain Festival winds up, ponder the need for false moustaches and white waterproof jackets.

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.

In search of the holy grail in a snow globe with Montane's Icarus jacket and PrimaLoft ThermoPlume

Wind, rain and a giant snow globe: all in the mix as we try Montane's new insulated jackets that use PrimaLoft's innovative ThermoPlume material.

Ramblers: post-Brexit farming subsidies should depend on keeping paths clear

Farmers should only receive post-Brexit subsidies if they fulfil their responsibilities for maintaining footpaths across their land, the Ramblers said.

On test: softshell jackets reviewed

A softshell bridges that gap between a full-on hardshell waterproof and a midlayer top. We put seven to the test; here are the results...

OutDoor trade show says goodbye to Fred with move to Munich

A major outdoors trade show will switch venues from next year. OutDoor, which is run by the European Outdoor Group, will move to Munich from 2019...

Julia Bradbury to showcase Britain's 100 favourite walks in 2½-hour TV special

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy some of Britain’s best walks – without leaving the comfort of their sofa.

On test: Montane Icarus insulated jacket reviewed

Montane's jacket is the first in the UK to use PrimaLoft's innovative synthetic ThermoPlume insulation.

Bridgedale donates 500 pairs of socks for Outward Bound youngsters

Young people at an Outward Bound Trust centre will be able to step out in comfort thanks to a donation by sock brand Bridgedale.

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.

Major Outdoor Trade Show merges with smaller event and moves to Manchester

Organisers of the UK’s largest trade show for the outdoors industry have announced it will merge with a smaller show and move to a new venue next year.

Outdoors Future Camp for upcoming trade leaders scrapped due to lack of interest

A planned event aimed at nurturing future leaders in the outdoors industry has been scrapped due to lack of interest.

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