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Moorland group joins Emily Brontë bicentenary celebrations with Bogtastic visit

A conservation group will join celebrations to mark the bicentenary of an author whose work inspires thousands of visits to the moors around her former home.

Páramo wins Guardian sustainable business award after 'detoxing' move

An outdoor brand has won an award for its commitment to ‘detoxing’ its clothing. Páramo was announced winner of the ‘bold move’ category i...

Pennine peat project saves CO2 equivalent to 7-million-mile car trip

Work on conserving peat moorlands in the Pennines have saved as much carbon dioxide as a 7-million-mile car journey would produce.

Berghaus is first British outdoor brand to adopt bluesign eco-mark

Top brand Berghaus scores a first as it adopts the bluesign system for some of its clothing...

Watering cans among huge haul of rubbish cleared by Lakeland volunteers

Volunteer litter pickers pulled a couple of watering cans, along with more mundane rubbish, from the shores of three Cumbrian lakes.

Outdoor fans warned of wildfire danger in South Pennines

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned to be on their guard against wildfires after blazes destroyed Pennine moorlands.

Highland laird fined for river works that put rare species at risk

A Scottish laird was fined £9,000 for carrying out unauthorised engineering work in Scotland’s longest river on his Highland estate.

Is our new-gear obsession costing us the earth?

An outdoors expert is asking if we are too ready to bin our waterproof and boots, and is looking at ways to re-use discarded gear.

Motor ban on eroded national park route is 'last resort'

National park bosses have agreed to ban off-roaders from a centuries-old public highway as a ‘last resort’ to stop further damage.

Wildfire warning for South Pennines as dry weather continues

The continued dry spell has increased the risk of wildfires on the Pennine moors, authorities warned.

Waterproof clothing and fluorocarbons: what you need to know about your beloved jacket

Chemicals used to help waterproof outdoor clothing have come under the microscope, and change is in the air.

Pennine walkers urged to help log lifesaving sphagnum moss bogs

Scientists are asking outdoor enthusiasts to help them log an important lifesaving moorland plant. Sphagnum moss helped save lives during both Worl...

Scientists reveal plan to cover Kinder Scout in green slime

Conservationists plan to cover parts of the Peak District’s highest hill in green slime. Walkers have been warned to expect scenes reminiscent of...

Outdoor boss warns UK industry of gathering storm over waterproofing chemicals

Greenpeace is gunning for the outdoor industry because of chemicals in waterproof gear. But Nikwax's boss believes every cloud has a silver lining...

Fire warning for walkers on 'valuable' moors

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are being warned the fire risk on Pennine moors is high as Easter approaches.

Special showings for teenagers' video of national park moorland research

Teenage students involved in a moorland preservation scheme have produced a video that will be shown to visitors next month.

Cliffhanger boss aims for minumum impact with green audit

Organisers of one of the country’s biggest outdoors festivals are aiming to make it one of the greenest.

Rivers, coasts and wetlands worth £1.3bn, scientists say

Scientists have put a price on Britain’s nature following groundbreaking research. Living with a view of green space is worth up to £300 a year,...


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