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YDNP sites among country’s top 100

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LFTO, 23 October 2014 14:42

Two natural features of the Yorkshire Dales National Park have been ranked among the top 100 geological sites in the UK and Ireland. Malham Cove and Gaping Gill have been...

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Kendal School all set for a splash of spring colour

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LFTO News Team, 20 March 2013 11:36

Pupils from Sandgate School, Kendal, with Friends of the Lake District, have been busy planting daffodil bulbs to give a splash of spring colour to the grounds of their school...

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Who's top of our rucksack test?

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Anonymous, 18 November 2010 11:16

Looking for the perfect rucksack for your winter walks? Then check out the new issue of Country Walking. Gear editor Andy Cremin has the low-down on the 38 litre day-packs...

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Is Everest worth a digit?

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Anonymous, 08 September 2010 17:03

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes’ famous motto is ‘no mountain is worth a digit’. But would you be prepare to say goodbye to a finger or two to stand atop Everest? Is...

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Ex Trail editor Ed Kenyon on arm-wrestling and meeting Chris Bonington

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Anonymous, 21 July 2010 16:48

I was editor of Trail from 2000-2002, when I then became the publisher. I had previously been a staff writer on Trail in the mid-90's. I got involved in Trail...

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New 3 season boots reviews online!

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Anonymous, 20 May 2010 15:48

LFTO.com has literally mountains of new 3 season boot reviews online now, including 2010 models for children, so why not check out the latest pages here and pick your new...

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New walking sock brand Balega

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Anonymous, 01 April 2010 09:32

Balega is the latest sock brand to make it to the UK from over the Atlantic.The All Out Trail sock (£11) will hit shops this April and it comes all...

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More FREE Peak District walks from Country Walking!

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Country Walking Team, 03 September 2009 11:54

Can’t get enough of the Peak District? This might help. The new issue of Country Walking is devoted to this glorious National Park, with a range of walks encompassing its...

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We now have a world map better than Google Earth

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LFTO News Team, 09 July 2009 10:31

The info has come from 1.3 million satellite images and covers 99% of the Earth's surface. The maps cover more of the earth's surface and are more accurate in areas...

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You can actually get stuck on a cactus!

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LFTO News Team, 18 June 2009 12:17

This is what happened to one poor hiker in the States. He managed to fall into the cactus and had to be rescued by firefighters. We don't know the extent...

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The cuckoo song may become a thing of the past

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LFTO News Team, 28 May 2009 11:45

Historically it has been one of the most identifiable sounds of spring. But now the cuckoo has joined the 'red list' of the most threatened birds. Its numbers have declined...

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Snowdon summit cafe is set to re-open

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LFTO News Team, 28 May 2009 11:30

Only this time it's designed to be less of an eyesore than its predecessor. Completing the £8.5m structure has been delayed by almost a year due to money issues and...

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You can build houses out of straw bales

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LFTO News Team, 29 January 2009 11:50

And it's cheap, environmentally friendly and is said to provide better insulation than conventional materials. That's why a council in Lincolnshire has commissioned the first social housing in Britain to...

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North Wales tourism needs to wake up

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LFTO News Team, 29 January 2009 11:48

This is according to top financial commentator Justin Urquhart Stewart.  He says the fall in the value of the pound means more people are looking for exciting holidays in Britain....

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Poop baggers: the height of rudeness?

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LFTO News Team, 11 April 2008 09:18

A few months back there was a big thread on our forum highlighting the rise of "poop-baggers" - unscrupulous souls fond of hanging bags of dog muck from trees like demented...

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Have your say on plan to save green lanes

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LFTO News Team, 14 February 2008 09:00

Walkers are being asked to have their say on plans to stop 4x4s, motorbikes and quad bikes from using vulnerable paths in the Yorkshire Dales. The Yorkshire Dales National Park...

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Wainwright's Window threatened by storms

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LFTO News Team, 05 February 2008 10:53

A window celebrating the life of Lake District legend Alfred Wainwright has been boarded up amid fears over worsening storms in the area. The Wainwright Window in Buttermere Church honours...

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Mountain Rescuer's plan to tell the story of his team

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LFTO News Team, 20 January 2008 10:00

The leader of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, who received the MBE in the New Year Honours - has announced plans to write a book about the history of his team. 50-year-old Garry...

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New footpath for North York Moors route

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Anonymous, 06 December 2007 12:30

Walkers in the eastern North York Moors – and those plodding the Lyke Wake Walk - will be able to use a new hard path from next summer.The new path...

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EXCLUSIVE: Walkers urged to keep tabs on pipeline

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Anonymous, 06 December 2007 11:30

Walkers in the Brecon Beacons have been asked to keep an eye out for environmental damage as a controversial new gas pipeline goes live. The pipeline, which cost £1bn to build and...

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