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Rescuers' winter warning after Lakeland walkers get in to difficulties on fells

Mountain rescuers have warned walkers that wintry conditions still have a hold on the Lake District tops, after two incidents involving people getting into difficulties on the high fells.

01 March 2015

'Rescpect our mountains' Scots politicians told, ahead of general election

Mountaineers in Scotland have called on politicians to respect the nation’s uplands. A campaign by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland ahead o...

26 February 2015

Civilian Coastguard search and rescue helicopter service officially launched

The UK’s civilian search and rescue helicopter was officially launched at one of the bases first in line to take over from the familiar Sea Kings of the RAF and Royal Navy.

26 February 2015

Man falls 650ft on Ben Nevis as group gets lost in whiteout

Rescuers have gone to the aid of a group on Britain’s highest mountain after one of them fell more than 600 feet.

25 February 2015

Minister says there are no plans for Ordnance Survey privatisation

The coalition Government said it has no plans to privatise Britain’s national mapping agency. Ordnance Survey will shortly become a government-ow...

25 February 2015

Pull on your boots and hit the trail to celebrate the Pennine Way's 50th anniversary

The UK’s oldest national trail hits its 50th birthday this year, and tourism bosses are urging walkers to celebrate the anniversary by pulling on their boots and visiting the route.

24 February 2015

Mountain rescuers bring 40 to safety in blizzard after crash blocks Kirkstone Pass

A coachload of Chinese tourists was among 40 people rescued from a Lake District pass after blizzards brought chaos to the road.

23 February 2015

Malham Cove walker airlifted after breaking ankle in slip

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire Dales hillside after slipping and suffering a suspected broken ankle.

22 February 2015

North York Moors walker rescued after breaking ankle on Kirby Bank

A walker was rescued after suffering a suspected broken ankle in the North York Moors. Cleveland Mountain Rescue was called out at 3pm today when t...

21 February 2015

Keswick exhibition will mark anniversary of Wainwight's 'love letter' to Lakeland

A new exhibition will examine author Alfred Wainwright’s love affair with the Lake District. Wainwright, the author of the celebrated Pictorial G...

28 February 2015

Air ambulance flies to walker with ankle injury on Hadrian's Wall

A woman was treated and rescued by air ambulance staff after she injured her ankle while walking on Hadrian’s Wall.

26 February 2015

Rescuers' lives 'on the line' as three ill prepared walkers fall 650ft on Ben Nevis

Mountain rescuers put their lives on the line to rescue a group of inexperienced hillwalkers on Britain’s highest mountain after three of the men fell more than 600ft.

26 February 2015

Campaigners urge outdoor fans to sign petition to help stop national park sell-offs

Online campaign group 38 Degrees is urging outdoor enthusiasts to sign a petition opposing the sell-off of land in national parks.

25 February 2015

Campaigners condemn 'atrocious' delay in Lakes and Dales park enlargement

Campaigners have described as ‘atrocious’ the delay in extending two national parks 18 months after a public inquiry made its recommendations.

24 February 2015

Peak District walker rescued after breaking ankle in slip near Beeley

A Peak District walker was stretchered to an ambulance after injuring himself when he slipped on a hillside.

23 February 2015

'Lucky chap' collapses at feet of rescuers after surviving 650ft Helvellyn fall

A man who collapsed at the feet of rescuers after falling 650ft from England’s third-highest mountain was described as ‘one lucky chap’.

23 February 2015

Nick Estcourt Award will help fund Baffin Island big-wall climb

A team of climbers heading for a big wall climb on Baffin Island will benefit from a fund set up in memory of a mountaineer who died 36 years ago on K2.

22 February 2015

This winter could be sunniest on record, Met Office says

This winter may be the sunniest on record, the Met Office said. If average sunshine continues for the rest of the month, the UK will have seen more...

21 February 2015

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