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Snowdon   © shaun walby

Coronavirus - Welsh National Parks Close Footpaths and Car Parks

In response to scenes of weekend crowds on Snowdon and other Welsh mountains, and the announcement of a nationwide lockdown, National Park Authorities in Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons have today closed access points and popular routes on many usually-busy hills.


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Outdoor exercise: We all need to keep it local, and make it easy and low-risk  © Dan Bailey

Coronavirus: Stay Local, Urge Outdoor Bodies, and Avoid Climbing or Hillwalking

After crowds were seen swamping coastal and remote rural communities at the weekend, calls to avoid unnecessary travel and social gatherings in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus are becoming increasingly urgent - and that very much inclu...

Thinking of hitting the road to the hills to self isolate? Think again, urge locals  © Dan Bailey
Thinking of hitting the road to the hills to self isolate? Think again, urge locals  © Dan Bailey

Coronavirus - People Urged to Keep Away from the Hills

Despite government advice to limit travel in order to limit the spread of coronavirus, visitors are reported to be flocking to the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands and other 'remote' areas. Authorities and local residents are urging...

Does this count as avoiding unnecessary contact?   © Dan Bailey
Does this count as avoiding unnecessary contact?   © Dan Bailey

COVID 19 - What Does it Mean for the Outdoors?

In light of yesterday's hardening of the Government position on Coronavirus, now seems a good time to ask - what's the situation regarding climbing and walking in the great outdoors? Unfortunately there are few definitive answers.

Lucy hopes she'll be the first female president of many  © Kirstie Smith
Lucy hopes she'll be the first female president of many  © Kirstie Smith

Ramblers Scotland Appoints First Female President

Mountain leader and blogger Lucy Wallace will become the first woman president of Ramblers Scotland, the...

A busy February day at Stanage  © Alan James
A busy February day at Stanage  © Alan James

Consultation on the Future of Stanage

A public consultation is currently gathering views on the future management of the North Lees Estate, which contains a large...

Ramblers path mapping montage  © Charles Francis
Ramblers path mapping montage  © Charles Francis

Walkers Urged to Help Save Lost Footpaths

The Ramblers are calling for 'citizen geographers' to help find and map every 'missing' path across England and Wales, in...

WITH montage  © Girls on Hills
WITH montage  © Girls on Hills

Women's Network Aims to Improve Female Access to the Outdoors

A new research network has been launched, with the aim of overcoming attitudes that discourage women...


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Discover the four pillars that make up Hanwag's production philosophy

Hanwag knows that the right footwear can make or break any adventure in the great outdoors and for this reason it has followed the same production philosophy ever since it was first founded in 1921. With almost a century of boot making expertise b...

Safety Academy Treatment  © Ortovox
Safety Academy Treatment  © Ortovox

Ortovox Safety Academy: Alpine First Aid

Ortovox Safety Academy: Alpine First Aid - What to do in an emergency situation in the mountains

Fell Top Assessors l-r Jon Bennett, Graham Uney and Zac Poulton  © Mountain Hardwear
Fell Top Assessors l-r Jon Bennett, Graham Uney and Zac Poulton  © Mountain Hardwear

Product 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 Lake District Fell Top Assessors and the walkers and climbers they protect, continuing its three year partnership by equipping...

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...

Tempest Hero  © Osprey
Tempest Hero  © Osprey

Osprey: Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Fit

The innovation of comfort and performance should never be met with a 'one size fits all' approach. It's for...

Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival and Big Mountain Weekend Return

Want to learn or advance your outdoor and mountain skills or try something completely new?

Everest Base Camp trek for 2  © Cicerone
Everest Base Camp trek for 2  © Cicerone

Cicerone 50 Years of Adventure Competition

Cicerone is 50 in 2019 and, as part of our celebrations, we have a very special competition for you.


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