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Ex-head chef Peter MacFarlane takes over as head of Nevis Range ski resort

A former head chef will head up a Highland ski and outdoor centre. Peter MacFarlane has been appointed managing director of Nevis Range in Lochaber...

18 September 2015

Cumbrian rescuers search for walker Yvonne Mullen on Crosby Ravensworth Fell

Volunteer rescuers from teams across the Lake District have been involved in the search for a woman who went missing on a Cumbrian hill.

18 September 2015

Rescuers use blue lights to guide lost Northumberland mountain bikers

Rescuers used their blue flashing lights to guide two lost mountain bikers to safety when they got lost in woodland.

18 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

Lords and MPs hit the Peak hills to hear of importance of outdoor activities

Parliamentarians were due to hit the Peak District hills today for a view of the importance of outdoor activities.

18 September 2015

Kinder Scout walker airlifted to hospital after falling ill

A walker was airlifted from the slopes of the Peak District’s highest hill after he became ill. The elderly man was walking with Marple ramblers...

18 September 2015

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

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