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Ramblers say England Coast Path 'out in cold' in Chancellor's statement

Britain’s biggest walkers’ charity said it was concerned the England Coast Path had been left out in the cold in Chancellor’s autumn statement.

25 November 2015

Lake District felltop assessors resume Helvellyn climbs as winter service begins

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors will resume work next week, as they take it in turns to make the journey to the summit of England’s third highest mountain.

25 November 2015

Sale of Blencathra in the balance as agents contradict Friends group

Confusion surrounds the future of a Lake District mountain after conflicting reports of its potential sale.

24 November 2015

Mountaineering council unveils paths and litter campaign at Kendal festival

The body that represents hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers south of the border revealed it will launch a major campaign next year to help Britain’s upland paths.

23 November 2015

Calder Valley team to take part in The Spine Mountain Rescue Challenge

Mountain rescue team members are being challenged to tackle a gruelling Pennine race in the depths of winter.

22 November 2015

Derby rescuers pay tribute to former leader Steve Hilditch who has died

A mountain rescue team has paid tribute to a former team leader who died on Friday. Derby Mountain Rescue Team member Steve Hilditch lost a long fi...

22 November 2015

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet north Wales mountain rescuers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met mountain rescuers during a visit to north Wales. And the princess tackled a climbing wall while dressed in a ...

20 November 2015

Unseen photos of Shackleton's Antarctic survival story mark centenary

An exhibition opens on Saturday to mark the centenary of one of the best known extreme survival stories.

20 November 2015

Warning to walkers as work begins on Ben Nevis mountain path

Outdoor enthusiasts tackling Britain’s highest mountain are being warned that construction work has begun on the most popular route up the hill.

19 November 2015

Chancellor George Osborne protects national park funding despite Defra cuts

The Conservative Government said funding for national parks in England will not be cut, despite departmental savings announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

25 November 2015

Jackets worth £10,000 stolen from Kirkby Stephen store Mad About Mountains

Police have warned the public to be on the lookout for anyone offering cheap outdoor jackets for sale after thieves targeted a Cumbrian retailer.

24 November 2015

Pennine peat project saves CO2 equivalent to 7-million-mile car trip

Work on conserving peat moorlands in the Pennines have saved as much carbon dioxide as a 7-million-mile car journey would produce.

23 November 2015

Lake District walker dies after collapsing on Cat Bells

A walker has died after collapsing on a popular Lake District fell. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.10pm on Saturday when the man...

22 November 2015

Doug Scott pledges £25,000 Nepal donation will be put to good use

Britain’s first Everest summiteer has pledged a massive donation to the effort to rebuild Nepal after this year’s earthquakes will be spent properly.

22 November 2015

Injured off-roaders rescued after Land Rover slides 650ft down mid-Wales hill

Three off-roaders were injured when their vehicle went out of control and slipped more than 650ft down a hillside in mid-Wales.

21 November 2015

RSPB slams 'Victorian attitudes' after discovery of poisoned red kite

An investigator has criticised ‘Victorian attitudes’ to wildlife after it was revealed a red kite was poisoned.

20 November 2015

Remarkable footage released as Ueli Steck regains Eiger climb record

Swiss speed climber Ueli Steck has regained his record for the fastest climb of the Eiger’s North Face.

19 November 2015

Cotswold and Snow & Rock join cycle and running stores in new company

Four major retailers have formed a single company following a string of acquisitions earlier this year.

19 November 2015

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