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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.

Rescue leader Nick Owen celebrates 25 years in charge of Elterwater Hostel

A mountain rescue stalwart is celebrating 25 years in charge of a Lake District hostel. Nick Owen’s volunteer duties as a member of Langdale Ambl...

Police plea to hill-goers to prepare properly after spate of rescues

Police and outdoors experts are urging walkers to plan their trips into the mountains properly after a spate of rescue callouts.

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.

Nikwax marks anniversary by announcing 40 years of carbon-neutral operations

Nick Brown, founder of the waterproofing brand, says by the end of the year, all 40 years of its carbon production will be offset.

On test: waterproof jackets reviewed

Anyone venturing into the outdoors should have a good waterproof jacket with them. See how 13 different brands performed in our exhaustive test...

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