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Yorkshire Dales gamekeeper Timothy Cowin pleads guilty to shooting two owls

A gamekeeper who shot two protected owls on a Cumbrian grouse moor has been convicted and ordered to pay more than £1,200 in fines and other costs.

Mend Our Mountains on track as appeal reaches a third of £1m target

The British Mountaineering Council said its appeal to raise a million pounds for path improvements on British hills is on track to meet its target.

John Stevens fined after failing to move campervan from Yorkshire Three Peaks site

A man has been fined for ignoring an enforcement notice to remove his campervan from a site near one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

Lomond national park welcomes judges' right to roam ruling on Drumlean Estate

Judges in Scotland’s highest civil court have upheld a ruling in favour of the public’s right of access to a Highland estate.

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.

Friends of Lake District president Sir Martin Holdgate receives Churchill Award

The president of the Friends of the Lake District has received an award for his work on science and the environment.

Police welcome Keith Riddoch's conviction for killing buzzard on pheasant shoot

A man has been found guilty of recklessly killing a protected bird of prey during a pheasant shoot in the Highlands.

Film review: Bonington – Mountaineer

Brian Hall and Keith Partridge have produced a film biography of Sir Chris Bonington, a mountaineering elder statesman with his roots in the anarchic era of British climbing.

New OS map details green spaces but critics say it fails to deliver

Britain’s national mapping agency has released new data that details the country’s green spaces. The Ordnance Survey mapping and dataset is aim...

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.

British Mountaineering Council members urged to vote ahead of crucial meeting

Members of the British Mountaineering Council are being urged to vote on crucial proposals ahead of the organisation’s annual meeting in Kendal.

Malham Peregrine Project welcomes 250,000th visitor to Dales viewpoint

A quarter of a million people have visited a viewpoint set up to look at birds of prey at a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot.

Ramblers pay tribute to Jerry Pearlman, who paved the way for right-to-roam law

Campaigners have paid tribute to a luminary of the outdoor access movement who died recently. Jerry Pearlman’s work paved the way for the right-t...

Mountaineering council annual meeting put back two months for review changes

The annual meeting of the British Mountaineering Council is likely to be put back by two months to allow further consultation on proposed governance changes.

Mountain rescue hoaxer Michael Cuminskey jailed after admitting faking accidents

A man has been jailed for hoaxing mountain rescuers in north Wales. Michael Cuminskey was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Cour...

Dismantle current governing structure of BMC, review body says

The governing structure of the troubled British Mountaineering Council should be dismantled and a new one put in its place, a QC-led review body says.

'Protect wild land' say mountaineers, after Creag Riabhach windfarm ruling

Mountaineering Scotland has called for better protection for the nation’s wild land after a court rejected a challenge to a windfarm development.

John Muir Trust launches Keep it Wild campaign to protect Scotland's wildernesses

The John Muir Trust conservation charity has launched a campaign to protect Scotland’s wild lands which, it says, face the threat of industrial-scale developments.

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