Lottery fund provides £3m boost to repair Scots national park paths

Lottery players have helped fund a £3m-plus boost to paths in Scotland’s two national parks. The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a grant to ...

30 July 2014

Outdoor fans urged to help clean up Snowdonia at Envirotrek event

A mountain leader is urging outdoor fans to help clean up Snowdonia after the recent hot spell led to an extra influx of visitors and the inevitable increase in rubbish left behind.

30 July 2014

Paul Heiney films Cat Bells walk to mark pioneer TA Leonard anniversary

A television presenter pulled on his boots to try his skills as volunteer walk leader on one of the Lake District’s most popular fells.

28 July 2014

Otley Chevin climber airlifted after falling 40ft while abseiling

A climber was airlifted to hospital after suffering suspected spinal injuries in a 40ft fall at a West Yorkshire crag.

28 July 2014

Skiddaw film crew's flares prompt mountain rescue callout

Mountain rescuers responding to reports of distress flares being seen on a Lake District mountain found a film crew using them during their shoot.

26 July 2014

RSPB welcomes Marks and Spencer stores' grouse sales suspension

One of the UK’s top retailers said it won’t stock red grouse in its stores this year. Marks & Spencer said it could not guarantee a respons...

25 July 2014

Walkers urged to take care not to start wildfires as hot spell continues

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to take care not to start moorland fires as temperatures continue to soar.

25 July 2014

Ultra athletes gear up for this weekend's Lakeland 100 and 50 races

An athlete who began his running career with a five-mile fun event to raise cash for his son’s football team will this weekend tackle a gruelling 100-mile course over the Lake District’s mountain passes.

23 July 2014

Kendal climbing centre claims European first with indoor via ferrata

A Cumbrian climbing centre will open what it claims to be a European first: an indoor via ferrata. The Kendal Wall site will launch the route tomor...

22 July 2014

Aberdeen mountain rescuers appeal to ex-members to get in touch

Mountain rescuers are on the lookout for ex-team members as they prepare to celebrate the organisation’s half-century.

30 July 2014

Trust says Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm would undermine new wild land map

A conservation charity is urging residents and visitors to lodge objections to plans for a windfarm which, it said, would fatally undermine a recently agreed wild-land map.

29 July 2014

Artist unveils Scafell Pike hotel plan for 'travel-weary' birds

A hotel is to be installed on England’s highest mountain. But the temporary structure will accommodate only birds, as part of an art installation...

28 July 2014

Mountain rescuers' callout to 'SOS lights' finds rescue team on exercise

A mountain rescue called out to a north Wales hillside after reports of flashing lights found another rescue team was carrying out a training exercise.

27 July 2014

Cumbria police warn they will prosecute Devil's Bridge jumpers

Police warned that they will prosecute anyone found jumping from a bridge at a Cumbrian beauty spot. Cumbria Constabulary said people leaping from ...

25 July 2014

Patterdale mountain rescuers use boat to reach injured walker

Mountain rescuers launched their specialist boat to reach an injured walker in the Lake District. The 60-year-old man, from Worcestershire, slipped...

25 July 2014

Walker rescued after getting stuck on Lake District ledge

A walker was rescued after getting stuck on a Lake District hillside. The 57-year-old, from London, was unable to continue after getting stranded o...

25 July 2014

Police name Malcolm Hall as climber who fell to his death at Kettle Ness

Police have named the man who fell to his death on sea cliffs in North Yorkshire. Malcolm Hall, 51, was climbing with another man when he fell from...

22 July 2014

Fourth walker with ankle injury prompts Patterdale team callout

Walkers with ankle injuries continued to keep a Lake District mountain rescue team busy over the past few days, as members turned out for the fourth such callout yesterday.

21 July 2014


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