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Dartmoor Latest: National Park to Appeal Court Ruling

The Dartmoor National Park Authority says it intends to appeal a recent controversial High Court judgement that there is no legal right to camp on the moor. This follows the announcement last week of an agreement between the Park and landowners to continue to allow camping on a permissive basis.


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Agreement Reached in Dartmoor Camping Saga

A deal has been stuck that may have saved wild camping, in some form, on Dartmoor. The arrangement will enable people to continue camping in designated parts of the National Park on a permissive basis. But at what cost? Despite the modest progr...

Dartmoor Camping Judgement is "Significant Retrograde Step"

Public access took a major hit today when a landowner won a case in the High Court, arguing that wild camping on Dartmoor was never - as had long been assumed - a legal right. The decision, which has outraged right to roam groups and...

New Bothy Opens in the Cairngorms

Work has finished on a new bothy in the southern Cairngorms. Ruighe Ealasaid, otherwise known as the Red House, is in a handy location for the Tarf hills.

Fri Night Vid Autumn on the Haute Route Pyrenees

The HRP is the classic high level route along the whole length of the Pyrenees, stretching from the Atlantic coast to...

Kendal Mountain Festival 2022 - Report

The 42nd edition of the Kendal Mountain Festival rocked the town last weekend as over 300 events, live music and...

Greg's Hut Re-opens

Greg's Hut, the remote bothy on the flanks of Cross Fell, has been reopened for use following a major refurbishment, in part funded through...

Fri Night Vid Across Wales - A Spontaneous Backpacking Adventure

Backpacking Youtuber Liam Brown had planned just to walk the length of Snowdonia, north to south, but...


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Double Award Success Heralds The Return of Berghaus Extrem

Berghaus is celebrating after two products in its Extrem range secured major industry awards. On the same day that the brand picked up an ISPO Award came the news that Berghaus has also won a Polartec® Apex Award for the first time. Both accola...

Join the adventure from home with the Kendal Mountain Festival Online Pass

Our online programme brings adventure content to sofas and campervans around the globe! If you're unable to join us in person, can't catch everything live at Kendal, or prefer tuning in to the UK's biggest...

Gear News Lakshmi Alpine Academy

The opportunities are seemingly endless - whether you want to coach people in climbing techniques in the Peak District for No Boundaries, lead a trip across Svalbard for Exped Adventure, or take a client to Afghanistan with Mercury.

Gear News Plas y Brenin interview - 65 year anniversary

Ruth Hall, CEO of Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre, talks about the centre's proud 65 year history...

30-Week Instructor Training 2020 / 21

Want to get qualified as a mountain-based leader, instructor or coach? Then maybe consider our 30-week training...

Scarpa Pro Store affiliation for Joe Brown and The Climbers Shop

We are very proud that Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop are the first shops in the UK...

Gear News Mountain Hardwear helps Fell Top Assessors reach their Peak

Performance apparel and equipment brand Mountain Hardwear has ensured a safe Winter season for the...


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