Campaign groups urge MSPs to take action on Scottish hilltracks

A group of conservation charities is urging Scottish politicians to tackle the problem of the growing number of vehicle tracks on the nation’s hillsides.

Cockermouth rescuers mark 50th anniversary of death of members in rockfall

Members of a Lake District rescue team gathered this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of a tragedy in which two of its volunteers died.

Aviemore police appeal for sightings of missing walker Andrew Moorhouse

Police have appealed to walkers for sightings of a man who has gone missing in the Cairngorms. Andrew Moorhouse is reported to have gone walking al...

Police appeal to public after three red kites killed near Kirkcudbright

Police have launched an investigation after the death of three red kites in Dumfries and Galloway. Tests revealed two of the raptors found near Kir...

Seriously injured Langdale climber airlifted after being hit by falling rock

A climber was airlifted to hospital from a Lake District crag when he suffered serious injuries in a rockfall.

Dartmoor rescuers pay tribute to Pauline Richards who died during Ten Tors duty

A rescue team has paid tribute to a long-serving member who died while on duty. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton formed a guard of honour at th...

Milliken buys fabric innovation firm Polartec for undisclosed sum

The owners of the company that invented modern technical fleece have agreed to sell the brand to a USA textile and floorcovering firm.

Multinational group restores Leacraithnaich bothy in Morvern

A multinational group of volunteers has helped restore a bothy in the Scottish Highlands. A team with members from eight different countries spent ...

Patterdale team uses rescue boat to reach fatigued Lakeland walker

A Lake District team launched its rescue boat to reach a walker in difficulties on a lakeshore path. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out...

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Hill sleuth Myrddyn Phillips's border research suggests Wales should shrink a little

Months of measurements and footslogging by two walkers has led them to the conclusion that the Wales-England border could be in the wrong place.

On test: two- to three-season walking boots reviewed

Twelve pairs of walking boots put to the test through extensive hoofing across the hills, but which scored best?.

Follow in the Brontë sisters' footsteps to Top Withins, inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Take to the romantic wild Brontë moors, home to Cathy and Heathcliff, on this walk starting in the hilltop village of Haworth in West Yorkshire .

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