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Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

08 December 2015

Storm Desmond: mountain rescue team spends 45 hours helping flooded Border towns

A mountain rescue team has given an insight into two days’ events when nature threatened residents of southern Scotland and north-west England.

07 December 2015

Snowdonia national park gains international dark sky reserve accolade

Visitors to a national park will find themselves in the dark after it gained a rare international accolade.

06 December 2015

John Muir Trust celebrates judicial review victory in fight against Stronelairg windfarm

A leading conservation charity has won a legal battle against Scottish Ministers approval of a controversial windfarm proposal.

04 December 2015

Upcoming Swiss band 77 Bombay Street will play at 20 YHA venues

A group of Swiss musicians is hoping to use a series of performances at youth hostels as a stepping stone to success.

03 December 2015

Report reveals record number of people heading for the outdoors in England

More people than ever are heading for the great outdoors in England. Figures revealed today by the Government’s official advisers Natural England...

02 December 2015

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

02 December 2015

Walker dies after being found unconscious near Ambleside

A walker has died after being found unconscious on a Lake District hillside. Rescuers were unable to revive the elderly man, who was walking alone,...

01 December 2015

Mountaineering body backs restrictions on Everest climbers

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation has backed moves to restrict attempts on climbing the world’s highest mountain.

30 November 2015

Storm turns Malham Cove into 260ft waterfall for first time in memory

The Yorkshire Dales gained a new natural attraction at the weekend, thanks to Storm Desmond. Malham Cove was transformed into an 80m high waterfall...

07 December 2015

Brontë Falls walker airlifted from moors after breaking leg

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire beauty spot after he suffered a suspected broken leg. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out a...

06 December 2015

Mountain rescuers converge on Cumbria as Storm Desmond prompts red alert

Mountain rescue teams from across the North of England and beyond have converged on Cumbria to help in the response to some of the worst flooding seen for a decade.

05 December 2015

Rescuers warn walkers heading to Lakeland hills as floods and 100mph winds loom

Rescuers have warned walkers to think carefully before heading for the Lake District hills this weekend.

04 December 2015

Do you know Peter, Good Samaritan who helped Fiona Rattle's mum from Scafell Pike?

A woman is trying to find a Good Samaritan who helped her injured mother from England’s highest mountain.

03 December 2015

National Trust and Ramblers welcome Rory Stewart's Coast Path 2020 pledge

Two major charities have welcomed the news that England’s coastal path is on course for completion in five years’ time.

02 December 2015

Winter's here; time to up your gear, says mountaineering expert

What’s in your rucksack? That’s the question mountain experts are asking hillgoers in Scotland with the onset of the main winter season. The Mo...

01 December 2015

Minister Rory Stewart pledges England Coast Path cash is safe

A Westminster environment minister has pledged that cash for the England Coast Path is safe. Rory Stewart, parliamentary under-secretary at the Dep...

30 November 2015

Volunteers will star on TV as Bothy Life celebrates charity's 50 years

Volunteers who look after remote mountain shelters in Scotland will feature in a new BBC programme. Bothy Life will be broadcast on BBC Two in Scot...

30 November 2015

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