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Rescuers get lost walkers to download OS Locate app to guide them from fell

Two lost Lake District walkers were guided from the fells after mountain rescuers asked them to download an app to their mobile phone.

New Pen-y-ghent stone steps designed to encourage use by walkers

A set of stone steps installed on a badly eroded route on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks has been specially designed to encourage people to use them rather than go round them.

Ordnance Survey study reveals most hillgoers unprepared for emergencies

A study by Britain’s national mapping agency has revealed many hillgoers are clueless about what to do if things went wrong.

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

Family pays tribute to Kevin Ryan, who died in 500ft fall from Priest's Hole cave

The family of the man who fell to his death on a Lake District mountain have revealed details of the incident.

Britain gains a new mountain as new model pushes Calf Top over the mark – by 6mm

Britain has a new mountain. Remodelling by Ordnance Survey has promoted a Yorkshire Dales hill to the mountain lists – b...

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook: Brexit threat to countryside 'deeply worrying'

A tireless fighter for access rights is worried the exit from the European Union will have serious effects on the great outdoors.

Happy birthday to the trig pillar, 80 years old today

A familiar friend to hillgoers is celebrating an 80th birthday today. Ordnance Survey’s first triangulation pillar went into use on 18 April 1936...

Review: Camra’s Wild Pub Walks by Daniel Neilson

Camra's new guidebook offers 22 ways to enjoy some of Britain's best upland scenery with the promise of a decent pint afterwards.

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...

Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight pack tops Outdoor Industry Awards

A new rucksack from Lowe Alpine beat competition from nine other gear entries to top the annual awards.

Detective work uncovers tragic story behind name of Policeman Crag in Lake District

Detective work by a member of Cumbria police’s staff has uncovered the story behind a Lakeland landmark’s name.

Trade body Britain on Foot campaign to merge with Ordnance Survey platform

A campaign by an outdoor industry trade body to persuade the British public to take up activities in the countryside will be merged into an online platform run by the official map agency.

Man falls 500ft to his death as Lakeland walkers head for night at Priest's Hole

A man has died after falling almost 500ft on a Lake District mountain while heading for a cave made popular by a television programme earlier this year.

Hill sleuths' journey into mist reveals Cnoc Coinnich measures up to corbett status

Two men with a mission to find the exact height of a mountain in the southern Highlands climb into the clouds and add a new corbett to the list.

Snowdonia bosses consult experts over spelling change for Cadair Idris

National park bosses are in a quandary over what to call one the area’s best known mountains. Snowdonia National Park Authority is to seek advice...

New free grough map will use crowdsourced updates to help outdoor fans find their way

Today, we’re announcing a new mapping project we hope will revolutionise the way people enjoy their trips into the British countryside.

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