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Campaign groups mark 70th anniversary of access law with pledge on national parks Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:45:26
Five campaign groups have sealed a pledge to protect national parks and make them more accessible.

A time capsule containing the pledge was buried in the grounds of a Peak District youth hostel at a gathering to celebrate the 70th anniversary of legislation paving the way for the parks’ creation

Mountain Aid charity urges walkers to pull on boots and become Corbett Connoisseurs Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:15:14
A charity is urging hillwalkers to become Corbett Connoisseurs to help fund its safety work.

Mountain Aid wants walkers to pull on their boots during May and summit one of Scotland’s 222 corbetts

National Trust buys Lake District campsite in Eskdale for £1.65m Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:20:38
The National Trust has bought a popular campsite in the Lake District, bringing to five the number of sites it owns in the national park.

The conservation charity paid the asking price of £1.65m for the Eskdale camping ground near Boot

Is it time to ditch the old walkers’ mnemonic as magnetic north migrates east? Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:50:33
Walkers with a mind for accurate navigation may need to ditch a mnemonic that has stood them in good stead for centuries.

The saying ‘add for mag, rid for grid’ helps remind us the correct procedure for using a map and compass, but the slow movement of magnetic north means the phrase is becoming out of date

Mountaineering council prepares to launch litter-busting H2O campaign Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:15:09
Hillwalkers and climbers will be asked to take part in a major campaign to clean up the country’s mountains.

The British Mountaineering Council will launch its project at this weekend’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Mountaineers ‘disappointed’ as planners approve Glen Etive wild land hydro schemes Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:27:46
Mountaineering Scotland expressed disappointment at planners’ decision to allow three hydro schemes in wild land in Glen Etive.

The organisation said it called into question the point of designating areas with special protection if heavy engineering projects were to be allowed

Identity of woman whose body was found 15 years ago on Pennine Way revealed Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:45:47
Police have solved the mystery of the identity of a woman whose body was found near the Pennine Way almost 15 years ago.

North Yorkshire Police is now appealing for any information about Lamduan Armitage, who was found by walkers on 20 September 2004 near Sell Gill Holes on the flanks of Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales

Natural England urged to ditch Hampshire ferry plans for England Coast Path route Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:46:48
Campaigners are urging the government’s official outdoors body not to incorporate a ferry into the route of the England Coast Path in Hampshire.

The Open Spaces Society said the proposal to make the ferry across the River Hamble the designated course of the round-England path could leave walkers stranded

Cattle-grid reference helps rescuers find Lake District pair stuck on steep ground Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:49:25
Rescuers had to turn detective to find a couple who reported themselves stuck on steep ground in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 10.50am on Monday after the walkers called for help

Ben Nevis avalanche victim’s family visits site as team pleads for search for ice-axes Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:37:24
Rescuers have taken relatives of one of the men who died in the avalanche on Ben Nevis last week to the site of the incident.

Some of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team were also joined by a member of the Swiss Alpine Club who was a friend of the four climbers involved in the avalanche

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