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Ian Mercer, giant of national-park movement, dies aged 83

A leading figure in the outdoors movement has died after a career advancing the cause of national parks and public access, Ian Mercer was the first Dartmoor national park officer and the first chief executive of the Welsh Government’s advisory body, the Countryside Council for Wales.

24 September 2016

British Mountaineering Council ditches plans to call itself Climb Britain

The British Mountaineering Council has performed a u-turn on its decision earlier this year to rebrand itself Climb Britain.

23 September 2016

Bamford Edge climber injured in fall as protection ripped out

A climber was rescued after he was injured when his protection failed in a fall on a Peak District crag.

21 September 2016

Olympic long-distance runner Jo Pavey will speak at Women's Climbing Symposium

An Olympic long-distance runner will be the special guest at a gathering of women climbers next month.

20 September 2016

Search dog Rona finds lost Coast to Coast Walk couple in night rescue

A couple attempting the Coast to Coast Walk were rescued after getting lost in the dark on a Lake District fell.

19 September 2016

Seriously injured Lakeland mountain biker airlifted from Dodd after crash

Two helicopters were used in the rescue of a mountain biker who suffered serious injuries in a crash on a Lake District fell.

18 September 2016

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team seeks new volunteer members

A volunteer rescue team in Cumbria is looking for new recruits. Penrith Mountain Rescue Team covers a large area including the Lake District fells ...

17 September 2016

Two teams in rescue of injured walker at remote Bleaklow site

Two teams went to the aid of a walker who injured himself in a remote part of the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

16 September 2016

Injured Yorkshire Dales walkers rescued in two separate incidents

A walker was rescued after falling on a rocky path in the Yorkshire Dales. The 71-year-old tripped and injured himself near the top of Trow Gill, b...

16 September 2016

Historic former Highland youth hostel Carbisdale Castle sold to investment firm

A historic castle that was used as a youth hostel for more than 65 years has been sold to an investment company.

23 September 2016

Walker and mountain biker rescued in separate incidents near Cromford

A walker was rescued after injuring herself in a fall on a Derbyshire hillside. The 72-year-old was walking near Cromford on Wednesday evening when...

22 September 2016

Trust warns Steall footpath rockfall repairs will take at least a month

A popular Highland footpath that was hit by a massive rockfall will remain closed for at least a month, a charity said.

21 September 2016

Every little helps: Tesco shoppers in vote for Nine Standards Rigg path work

Supermarket shoppers have the chance to bag some cash to help improve a notoriously boggy route across a Yorkshire Dales fell.

20 September 2016

Nevis group seeks volunteers for three-day path work-party based at CIC Hut

A charity is on the lookout for volunteers to spend three days based in a historic mountain hut while carrying out path repairs.

18 September 2016

Parked vehicles prevent rescue team reaching injured Skiddaw fellrunner

A rescue team was delayed reaching an injured fellrunner because of badly parked vehicles. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.30p...

17 September 2016

Lake District pair rescued after getting stuck at 'usual place' on Barf

A Lake District team was called out to rescue two walkers stuck at one of their regular sites on a fell.

16 September 2016

Rescuers praise passers-by who went to aid of crashed Corn Du paraglider

Rescuers have praised passers-by who went to the aid of a paraglider injured in a crash on south Wales’s second-highest peak.

16 September 2016

Woodhead rescuers brave thunderstorm to reach injured Wharncliffe Crags climber

A climber was rescued after falling more than 20ft from a crag in South Yorkshire. The incident happened in torrential rain on Tuesday at Wharnclif...

16 September 2016

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