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Lake District sells two properties, but keeps Stickle Tarn – for now

A Lake District beauty spot will remain in public hands for the time being after national park bosses failed to find a suitable buyer.

16 March 2015

Walker stretchered from Kinder Scout after slip leads to ankle injury

A walker suffered a suspected broken ankle on a Peak District hill. Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called out shortly after 1.30pm whe...

14 March 2015

Campaigners call for inquiry into North York Moors plan for world's biggest potash mine

A charity is calling for a public inquiry into plans for a giant potash mine in the North York Moors.

12 March 2015

Walker rescued after slip leads to ankle injury above Haweswater

A walker was rescued after slipping and injuring her ankle on a Lake District fell. Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.50pm yester...

11 March 2015

National parks 'at crossroads' as campaigners call for halt to cuts

Campaigners have called for an end to cuts in national park budgets as the UK general election approaches.

10 March 2015

Rescuers use smartphone software to find lost Black Mountains walkers

A pair of walkers who got lost were found by rescuers using a specialised smartphone system. The couple were located by Longtown Mountain Rescue Te...

10 March 2015

Four rescued after falling 130ft into Ben Nevis 'accident blackspot' corrie

Four walkers were rescued after falling from Britain’s highest mountain when they strayed on to steep ground in a whiteout.

09 March 2015

Britain from the Air photo exhibition lands in Leeds

A touring exhibition offering views of Britain from the Air lands in the UK’s third largest city this week.

08 March 2015

Berghaus and Lake District top BBC Countryfile Magazine's readers' poll

Readers of BBC Countryfile Magazine have named Berghaus as the top outdoor brand. And the Lake District topped the awards for UK’s national parks...

08 March 2015

Campaigners launch three-pronged attack to try to save England's green spaces

Britain’s oldest national conservation organisation has launched a three-pronged campaign to help save England’s green spaces.

16 March 2015

Scots mountains still in the grip of winter, despite onset of spring, says expert

Outdoor fans tempted to head for the Scottish mountains are being warned that, although spring may have sprung in the valleys, the hills are still in the grip of winter.

13 March 2015

Peak District brewery marks right-to-roam 10th anniversary with new beer

Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to raise a glass to the 10th anniversary of open access with a new beer brewed in the Peak District.

11 March 2015

Attacks on sheep prompt warning to Peak District dog walkers

Dog walkers in the Peak District are being urged to keep their pets on a lead after attacks on sheep.

10 March 2015

Orienteer airlifted from Claife Heights after leg injury

A woman taking part in an orienteering event in the Lake District had to be rescued when she fell and injured her leg.

10 March 2015

Peers and campaigners call on Lake District bosses to halt Stickle Tarn sell-off

Britain’s oldest national conservation organisation has joined the chorus of condemnation of national park bosses’ plans to sell off chunks of the Lake District.

09 March 2015

Tryfan walker clinging to Adam and Eve among nine ill prepared rescued walkers

Poorly equipped and ill prepared walkers kept mountain rescuers busy over the weekend in Snowdonia. One woman had to be rescued from Tryfan in high...

08 March 2015

Buzzard numbers recovering, but kestrels in decline, Scottish raptor study finds

A study of birds of prey in Scotland has found that, while some species are recovering from low numbers, kestrels are becoming rarer north of the border.

08 March 2015

Rescuers praise Kinder Scout walkers' skills after one suffers ankle injury

A group of Peak District walkers was praised by rescuers for its skills in guiding them accurately to its position after one of them suffered an ankle injury.

08 March 2015

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