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Flood damage leads Calder Valley rescuers to postpone anniversary event

A rescue team’s planned 50th anniversary service has been postponed by nine months due to flood damage to the venue where it was to be held.

29 January 2016

Two walkers rescued after getting lost on Dartmoor route in 'horrendous' weather

Two walkers were brought to safety from Dartmoor after getting lost in conditions described by rescuers as horrendous.

28 January 2016

Actor Brian Blessed backs Peak District fundraising Walk in the Park event

A larger-than-life television personality and adventurer has thrown his weight behind a scheme to help care for trails in a national park.

28 January 2016

Rescuers use grid reference plaques to guide lost Snowdon walkers to safety

A group of walkers was guided to safety using grid reference markers on a gate post, after getting lost on Wales’s highest mountain.

25 January 2016

Outdoor groups' dismay as Scots minister approves more Lomond camping bans

Mountaineers’ and walkers’ organisations have reacted with dismay at the Scottish Government’s approval of a camping ban in parts of a national park.

26 January 2016

Birthday boy Javed Bhatti on course to complete remarkable Pennine Way double

Ultrarunner Javed Bhatti is on course to complete a remarkable winter double run of the Pennine Way this weekend.

23 January 2016

Sir Chris Bonington urges outdoor fans to chip in to help 'magical' Suilven route

A mountaineering elder statesman is urging outdoor enthusiasts to back a plan to raise £50,000 to help complete repairs to a path on a ‘magical walk’.

22 January 2016

Weekend searches fail to find missing kayaker Jason Chung Wai-Ho

A kayaker who was last seen launching his craft almost a week ago on the west coast of Scotland is still missing.

19 January 2016

Take a torch, map and compass, say rescuers after Dartmoor walker gets lost

Rescuers pleaded with walkers to take the correct gear with them when they head for the Dartmoor hills.

19 January 2016

Friends' grant will help trust maintain path on Ben Lomond

A donation from one conservation charity will help another one maintain a high-level path on one of Scotland’s most popular munros.

29 January 2016

Berghaus leads winter activities for school as part of #itsgreatoutthere campaign

A leading outdoors brand gave schoolchildren a taste of adventure as part of a Europe-wide scheme to encourage people into the countryside.

28 January 2016

Campaigners celebrate as Worthing downs granted open access status

Campaigners have won a six-year battle for access to downland in a national park. Members of the Worthing Downlanders are celebrating after the are...

27 January 2016

Runner Javed Bhatti arrives at Edale to complete amazing double Pennine Way run

A runner who completed the gruelling race along the length of the Pennine Way has succeeded in his attempt to run the whole route again in the opposite direction.

24 January 2016

Dave Tighe's half marathon run will help rescuers who saved his life in Lakeland accident

A man who nearly lost his life in a paragliding crash in the Lake District is planning to run a half-marathon to raise cash for his rescuers.

24 January 2016

Keep it in the family: rescue team recruit Tess follows mum and dad into service

A mountain rescue team has a new recruit who followed her mum and dad into the service. Border collie Tess has become an operational member of the ...

22 January 2016

Kendal Mountain Festival's 14,000 visitors boosted local economy by £2m

Visitors to one of the UK’s leading outdoor events boosted the local economy by £2m, a survey found.

19 January 2016

Veteran mountaineer Mick Tighe awarded mountain culture accolade

A veteran mountain guide and rescue team member has been awarded a top accolade. Mick Tighe is the winner of this year’s Scottish Award for Excel...

19 January 2016

Cumbria's Grand Day Out raises £20,000 for flood victims and mountain rescue

A day of activities aimed at raising cash for victims of the Cumbria floods and the county’s mountain rescue teams brought in double organisers’ target.

18 January 2016

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