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Casualties could be at risk after vandals damage vital Woodhead rescuers' gear

Vandals have damaged a vital piece of equipment belonging to a mountain rescue team. A radio repeater used by the Woodhead team has been vandalised...

17 September 2015

Rescuers' warning to woodland walkers after pair get lost in Brechfa Forest

Rescuers have urged walkers to take care when going for trips in dense woodland after a couple got lost in a south Wales forest.

16 September 2015

Rain and gales lash runners in first Lakes Sky Ultra race

Organisers of a gruelling Lakeland mountain race were forced to divert runners from the most difficult section of the route after high winds and heavy rain lashed the fells.

15 September 2015

Lakeland campaingers urge public to say no to plans for 15 miles of pylons

Campaigners say the beauty of a national park is threatened by plans to build a power line with pylons as high as Nelson’s Column.

14 September 2015

BBC Radio Four Listening Project will hear Keswick mountain rescue stories

Rescuers and casualties will share their thoughts in a radio broadcast on Monday morning. BBC Radio 4’s The Listening Project will be hosted by K...

13 September 2015

Brecon mountain rescuers call in boat to reach stranded off-roaders

Quick thinking by mountain rescue controllers helped get a group of stranded bikers out of trouble. The motorcyclists got lost in the area of Claer...

12 September 2015

Two walkers rescued from Scafell Pike range after spending night on fell

Two walkers were rescued from the Lakeland fells after getting caught out in the dark. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team members were joined by colleagu...

09 September 2015

Mountain biker airlifted to hospital after crashing near Cockermouth

A mountain biker was rescued after injuring herself when she fell from her machine in Lake District woodland.

08 September 2015

Body of missing walker Stephen Longfellow found on Tryfan

Rescuers searching for a missing walker in Snowdonia have found his body. North Wales Police said teams looking for Stephen Longfellow of Leeds mad...

06 September 2015

Pack a torch, say rescuers, after Cross Fell walker gets lost in dark

Rescuers have reminded outdoor enthusiasts they need to remember daylight hours are shortening, after a walker had to be helped from the highest hill in the Pennines.

17 September 2015

Keen walkers urged to help footpath fund with Ben Lomond torchlight walk

Walkers are being invited to join a torchlight trek up the most southerly munro to help fund path repairs.

15 September 2015

Walker airlifted to hospital after collapsing on Old Man of Coniston

A walker was airlifted to hospital after collapsing on a Lake District mountain. The 66-year-old woman from Clacton-on-Sea in Essex was near the su...

15 September 2015

Three teams in six-hour rescue of Snowdon walker with broken ankle

Three rescue teams went to the aid of a walker who broke his ankle on Wales’s highest mountain. Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was alerted late o...

13 September 2015

RAF Sea King nears end of service as three rescue teams aid injured biker

Three mountain rescue teams worked with an RAF Sea King helicopter for perhaps the last time when a motorcyclist was injured at a remote site near the Scottish border.

12 September 2015

Campaigners welcome withdrawal of Thirlmere fells fence plans

Campaigners have welcomed a decision to withdraw plans for fencing on a Lake District common. United Utilities said it wants to carry out consultat...

09 September 2015

Unique Dales Way bridge will close for 10 days to allow repairs

Walkers in the Yorkshire Dales are being warned a river crossing on the Dales Way will be closed for repairs.

08 September 2015

Tryfan walker Stephen Longfellow 'fell some distance' to his death

Rescuers have revealed how they found the body of an experienced walker who had fallen on a Snowdonia mountain.

06 September 2015

Walker, 70, knocked unconscious in fall on St Sunday Crag

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after being knocked unconscious when she fell. The 71-year-old from Preston in Lancashire suff...

05 September 2015

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