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News - June 2012

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Mountain biking adds to Cairn Gorm features

Mountain biking adds to Cairn Gorm features

Posted 29 June 2012
Cairn Gorm will soon feature a new activity – a mountain bike ride descending almost 3,000 ft.
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Severe weather may affect walkers

Severe weather may affect walkers

Posted 29 June 2012
Walkers may need to check the conditions they face in the outdoors and on the road and rail network after some severe storms and flash floods swept across parts of the country.
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Glencoe may get a few rings as hobbit houses arrive

Glencoe may get a few rings as hobbit houses arrive

Posted 28 June 2012
Glencoe is about to become like Middle Earth as it adds hobbit houses to its mountain scenery.
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Funding boost for Scottish national parks

Funding boost for Scottish national parks

Posted 28 June 2012
Scotland's national parks are to benefit from more public funding - which is good news for walkers, riders and anglers.
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Campaign launched to protect Lake District rail links

Campaign launched to protect Lake District rail links

Posted 27 June 2012
Plans to cut rail services to the Lake District from Manchester have prompted a new campaign against such a move.
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Lake District eyes up fresh World Heritage bid

Lake District eyes up fresh World Heritage bid

Posted 27 June 2012
The Lake District is gearing up for a new attempt to gain Unesco World Heritage status.
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Walking with an Old Man

Walking with an Old Man

Posted 27 June 2012
The Old Man of Coniston is a mountain with far more to it than the actual summit.
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Ramblers unveils map of success

Ramblers unveils map of success

Posted 26 June 2012
The Ramblers has produced a map of locations across England and Wales where its members have helped preserve or improve footpaths.
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Ramblers in new appeal as forest panel report nears

Ramblers in new appeal as forest panel report nears

Posted 26 June 2012
The Ramblers has made a last appeal to the government's Forestry Panel to recommend ways of increasing public access to forests, including those not owned by the Forestry Commission.
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Wainwright Society secures author's early notebooks

Wainwright Society secures author's early notebooks

Posted 25 June 2012
Early notes made by walking author Alfred Wainwright are to go on public display after being bought at auction.
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Munro windfarm plan raises objections

Munro windfarm plan raises objections

Posted 25 June 2012
A new windfarm plan in Scotland may attract particular ire from the outdoors community, as it is planned for one of the Munros.
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New boots 'need wearing in'

New boots 'need wearing in'

Posted 22 June 2012
Few things can be more uncomfortable for walkers than getting a blister and often a failure to wear in new boots can be the cause.
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Ramblers stage evening walks to make most of long days

Ramblers stage evening walks to make most of long days

Posted 22 June 2012
The Ramblers are staging a series of evening walks to make the most of the long, light summer evenings.
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Walker 'saves life' of fell runner

Walker 'saves life' of fell runner

Posted 21 June 2012
A trainee mountain leader has been hailed as saving the life of a fell runner who became distressed in the Lake District.
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Skye mountain wall project praised

Skye mountain wall project praised

Posted 21 June 2012
A new conservation project has seen a wall built on the Isle of Skye at the gateway to Britain's most intimidating mountain range.
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Kinder walk a hidden gem

Kinder walk a hidden gem

Posted 20 June 2012
A hidden corner of Kinder Scout is the subject of an upcoming guided walk.
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Lightest day offers longest walks

Lightest day offers longest walks

Posted 20 June 2012
Today is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight hours, with Scotland being particularly favoured.
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A Lakeland area less walked

A Lakeland area less walked

Posted 19 June 2012
A guided walk in the Lake District later this month may introduce some to the finer aspects of an area that is often neglected by visitors.
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Festival set for worsening weather

Festival set for worsening weather

Posted 19 June 2012
The Isle of Wight will see rainy weather returning as its music festival starts.
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Mountain bodies fight to preserve Munro wildernesses

Mountain bodies fight to preserve Munro wildernesses

Posted 18 June 2012
Two ongoing campaigns in Scotland have indicated the strength of feeling in the outdoor lobby against perceived threats to the mountain landscape.
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