A former apprentice mechanic who worked his way up to be chief of one of the UK’s biggest bus companies will be the new head of the National Trust for Scotland.

Sir Moir Lockhead will take over as chairman of the conservation charity, which owns large parts of Glencoe and other mountain areas, next year

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Teen group repairs Pen-y-ghent path then tackles sponsored walk

A group of teenagers helped repair a Yorkshire Dales hillside footpath – then tackled a sponsored walk up the fell to help future conservation work.

John Muir Trust completes Blàbheinn footpath work on Skye

A footpath up a munro on the Isle of Skye has been restored using a grant and donations from supporters.

Glenridding zipwire plans dropped in face of massive local opposition

Plans for a zipwire in a quiet Lake District valley have been dropped after residents voted overwhelmingly against the proposal.

Walkers could gain access to Cumbria and North Yorkshire commons

Campaigners say walkers will have the chance to open up previously closed stretches of land. The Open Spaces Society is urging outdoor enthusiasts ...

Ill walker with chest pains rescued from Pennine Way

A walker had to be rescued after getting into difficulties on the Pennine Way. The 79-year-old man was walking on the national trail near Cowling i...

Wainwright fans will raise cash for rescue dogs and animal refuge

Four-legged friends will benefit from charity efforts by fans of the late author Alfred Wainwright. Search dogs and their handlers, along with an a...

£1m Lottery cash grant aims to save the Scottish wildcat from extinction

Almost a million pounds of lottery cash will be spent trying to halt the decline in one of Scotland’s rare endangered species.

Sarah Fowler appointed new boss of Peak District authority

A woman who led teams reducing flood risks across England has been appointed boss of the Peak District National Park Authority.

Council agrees to look at protestors' views after Rushup Edge meeting

Outdoor enthusiasts have won a battle to have their views heard over the controversial resurfacing of a Peak District bridleway.

British Mountaineering Council pledges: we'll do more for hillwalkers

Many of the BMC's hillwalking members have complained it doesn't represent them well. It's determined to change that...

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

Pen-y-ghent from Foxup

For anyone fancying a longer walk up Pen-y-ghent, this 10-mile stroll from the end of Littondale provides a different approach to one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks.

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