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Derby rescue team receives £5,000 of kit to replace second-hand flood rescue gear

A mountain rescue team has received more than £5,000-worth of kit after being spotted using second-hand clothing during the recent Cumbria floods.

18 December 2015

People's Postcode Lottery will help Ramblers launch new walking festival

Walkers will get a boost next year thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. The Ramblers will use a £200,000 grant from the lottery t...

18 December 2015

Scottish avalanche service begins as full-depth slide hits Creag Meagaidh peak

It’s officially winter in the Scottish Highlands with the arrival of avalanche reports from today. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service is ...

17 December 2015

Opponents disappointed as 'sneaky' Commons vote allows fracking under national parks

Campaigners have expressed their disappointment at MPs’ decision to allow fracking under national parks.

16 December 2015

Wainwright Society helps plans to improve Bowderstone Bothy disabled access

A group devoted to the works of the late fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright is backing a bid to help disabled people enjoy the Lake District.

14 December 2015

Rescuers use technology and dog's skills to find lost Stoodley Pike walker

A missing walker was found using a combination of technology and animal skills. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out on Sunday when ...

14 December 2015

Mountain Day marked with release of Google Street View images of Snowdon

Armchair mountaineers can now make the journey to the top of Wales’s highest peak from the comfort and warmth of their homes.

11 December 2015

Fund appeals for donations to help restore storm damaged Ullswater valley

An organisation has set up a fund to help restore the landscape and wildlife of the Lake District following the devastating Storm Desmond.

10 December 2015

'Closest I came to dying': climber Leo Houlding was booked on Flight MH17

A climber who has posted several notable firsts and Base jumped from the top of a 2,000m peak has revealed the closest he feels he came to death.

09 December 2015

Source-to-sea adventurer Rod Wellington is Aquapac's outdoor champion

A man who has set himself a 15-year challenge to travel each of the seven continents’ longest river systems has received backing from an outdoor brand.

18 December 2015

Lake District car park charges waived as flood appeal fund tops £3 million

Charges at five car parks across the Lake District are being waived until after the New Year, to help attract visitors back to the area.

17 December 2015

Ornithology charity appeals for help as it reveals curlews at risk

One of the most distinctive UK moorland birds is at risk as numbers of the species plummet. The curlew has been placed on the British red list of b...

16 December 2015

Litter-picking boss urges Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers to keep hills clean

An outdoors events organiser is urging walkers in the Yorkshire Dales to do their bit and pick up litter.

15 December 2015

Stick a Stanage sticker in your climber's stocking for a warm festive glow

Stuck for a stocking filler for your favourite cragrat? How about a Stick up for Stanage sticker that will give them a year’s free parking at one...

14 December 2015

Poignant moment for rescuers as HMS Gannet Sea King heads to great hangar in sky

Rescuers have said a fond farewell to a workhorse that has been involved in hundreds of operations helping outdoor enthusiasts in distress.

14 December 2015

Kendal rescuers among flood victims as Storm Desmond hit town

Rescuers in a flood-hit Cumbrian town have revealed that a team member’s home was badly affected by water during Storm Desmond.

11 December 2015

Patterdale team in action as Glenridding floods for second time in four days

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called out overnight to help residents in a nearby village which flooded for the second time four days.

10 December 2015

Northumberland team's close shave as tree falls on rescue site during Storm Desmond

A mountain rescue team has described how its members had a close shave while helping in the rescue of a family trapped by rising flood water.

09 December 2015

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