A Westminster environment minister has pledged that cash for the England Coast Path is safe.

Rory Stewart, parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs told an MP funding for completing the 4,345km (2,700-mile) path would be protected

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Lake District landscape improved as electricity lines go underground

A little corner of a national park will be better looking after a scheme to remove power lines. Hundreds of metres of electricity cables will be bu...

Cockermouth team enjoys comedy evening after rescue of Bill Bailey's dog

Mountain rescuers enjoyed an evening of comedy after a risky operation to bring an errant animal to safety.

Friends of Lake District welcome refusal of plans to double size of wind turbines

Campaigners have welcomed planners’ decision to turn down an application to replace turbines at an existing windfarm with ones more than twice the height.

Free talks by mountain expert Heather Morning aim to boost winter safety

A mountain expert and rescue team member is offering a personal insight into winter safety with a series of talks.

Ramblers say England Coast Path 'out in cold' in Chancellor's statement

Britain’s biggest walkers’ charity said it was concerned the England Coast Path had been left out in the cold in Chancellor’s autumn statement.

Chancellor George Osborne protects national park funding despite Defra cuts

The Conservative Government said funding for national parks in England will not be cut, despite departmental savings announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

Lake District felltop assessors resume Helvellyn climbs as winter service begins

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors will resume work next week, as they take it in turns to make the journey to the summit of England’s third highest mountain.

Jackets worth £10,000 stolen from Kirkby Stephen store Mad About Mountains

Police have warned the public to be on the lookout for anyone offering cheap outdoor jackets for sale after thieves targeted a Cumbrian retailer.

Sale of Blencathra in the balance as agents contradict Friends group

Confusion surrounds the future of a Lake District mountain after conflicting reports of its potential sale.

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