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'Tolkeinesque' Dragon's Back photo comes top in national parks 70th anniversary contest

A ‘Tolkein-esque’ view of a Peak District hill has been judged top photo in a competition marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of national parks in England and Wales.

Eugeni Roselló Solé drops out of Montane Spine Race four miles from finish

Ultrarunner Eugeni Roselló Solé has had to pull out of the Montane Spine Race agonisingly close to the finish.

On test: Hanwag Tatra II GTX boots reviewed

An update to the German brand's best-selling boot includes restyling and extra comfort; how did they fare on the British hills?.

On test: walking poles reviewed

Trekking poles are now widely used by walkers and runners, but which of our seven pairs were poles apart from the rest in the test?.

Grough's great big Christmas gift guide to goodies for the outdoor fan

We've taken a peep inside Santa's North Pole headquarters to bring you suggestions for seasonal gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

Four teams put Kinder Plan into action to find walkers lost in dark

Four rescue teams combined to help find two walkers lost on the Peak District’s highest hill. The couple called 999 on Sunday when they became ...

On test: camp foods reviewed

We've slaved over a hot camp stove to evaluate 15 different prepared foods: breakfasts, main meals and desserts, to find the top outdoor cuisine.

Mountain rescuers warn: Scafell Pike is not a playground for the inexperienced

Mountain rescuers warned England’s highest mountain is not a playground for the inexperienced. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said it is concerned ...

Campaigners begin second phase of battle of Warcop commons as inquiry resumes

Campaigners have begun their second push in the battle against the Ministry of Defence over three commons in the north Pennines.

On test: Danner Mountain 600 Weatherized insulated boot reviewed

PrimaLoft insulation in Danner's heritage-styled boots adds warmth to winter walks...

On test: AKU Superalp GTX boots reviewed

Designed for long-distance load-carrying treks, the AKU boots combine comfort with stability...

On test: Lowa Locarno GTX Lo shoe reviewed

We've been out and about to see if this understated Lowa shoe can double up as everyday urban footwear and good for trail walking.

Hill sleuths' survey reveals true values of Snowdonia peak Foel Penolau

Myrddyn Phillips and his colleague Aled Williams go weaselling in the boulders of in a quest to find out whether the rocky peak measures up.

Winter onset heralds start of Lakeland felltop assessors' daily Helvellyn ascents

The first day of December marks the start of meteorological winter and it also means shifts begin for one of the country’s most unusual seasonal jobs.

On test: lightweight waterproof jackets reviewed

We went chasing the rain to see if it's possible to save weight without compromising performance in a waterproof jacket.

Rescuers appeal for TV help after another 'avoidable' Scafell Pike incident

A group of walkers had to be guided to safety from England’s highest mountain after they got lost in the dark.

Scottish rescuers: helicopter bosses have 'casual disregard' for members' safety

Scotland’s four busiest volunteer mountain rescue teams have accused the agencies operating the UK’s rescue helicopters of having a ‘casual disregard’ for the safety of team members.

Sub-zero temperatures and blizzards test runners as OMM hits Black Mountains

Thousands of hardy competitors endured sub-zero temperatures and blizzards in the Original Mountain Marathon held at the weekend.

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