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Two children among group of off-roaders rescued from freezing Bowland fell

Rescuers were called out in the early hours to rescue seven people from a Lancashire fell in sub-zero temperatures after their off-road vehicles got bogged down.

03 April 2015

New film set to raise profile of volunteer mountain rescuers

Mountain rescuers are set to raise their profile with the release of a film showing the work of volunteer team members.

02 April 2015

Search for missing Ben Nevis walker Kyle Knox on hold until conditions improve

Police have said the search for the hillwalker missing on Ben Nevis has been suspended. Rescue teams looking for Kyle Knox faced horrendous conditi...

02 April 2015

Midnight Helvellyn walk and Blencathra starlight trip in Keswick festival schedule

A Lake District festival will offer walkers the chance to take a midnight hike up England’s third highest mountain.

01 April 2015

Retailer George Fisher to start drone delivery of airborne snacks to hillwalkers

A Lake District outdoor retailer is offering hillgoers a novel way to top up their energy levels with an airborne food delivery service.

01 April 2015

Coast to Coast walker, 70, seriously injured in Borrowdale fall

A walker was seriously injured when he fell while tackling the Coast to Coast route through the Lake District.

31 March 2015

Mountaineers say: let's make this the outdoor election

On the day Parliament is dissolved and the election campaign kicks off in earnest, Britain’s mountaineers are urging politicians to put the outdoors at the top of their agenda.

30 March 2015

Yorkshire Dales walker rescued after slip leads to leg injury at Conistone Pie

A walker was rescued after injuring his leg in a slip in the Yorkshire Dales. The 61-year-old man was walking near Conistone Pie in Wharfedale when...

30 March 2015

'Incredibly fortunate' walker escapes with minor injuries in 100ft Snowdon fall

A walker who fell 100ft from Wales’s highest mountain was described by rescuers as incredibly fortunate.

30 March 2015

Ramblers: no need to hit the wintry hills as Scotland offers many low-level walks

The Ramblers in Scotland are urging walkers to hit the countryside, even though it may still be winter on the hills.

02 April 2015

New Campaign for National Parks boss Fiona Howie urges halt to cash cuts

The new head of a campaigning body said cuts to national parks’ budgets must stop. Fiona Howie said authorities in England and Wales should be gi...

02 April 2015

Huge search fails to find Ben Nevis walker Kyle Knox as avalanche risk grows

Rescuers have failed to find a missing walker on Ben Nevis, despite a massive search in bad weather. Londoner Kyle Knox was reported missing on Tue...

01 April 2015

Search resumes for missing Ben Nevis walker Kyle Knox

A search has resumed for a missing walker believed to be on Ben Nevis. The operation to find London man Kyle Knox was suspended overnight but resum...

01 April 2015

Scots and Welsh mountains are only for the experienced this Easter, experts warn

Experts in Scotland and Wales are warning of the dangers of ill-prepared walkers going on to the mountains this Easter.

31 March 2015

Rescuers warn of winter conditions on Helvellyn after man gets stuck

Rescuers have repeated a warning that England’s third highest mountain is still in the grip of winter conditions after they were called out to help a man stuck on a scrambling route.

30 March 2015

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after fall on Pike of Carrs

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after slipping and dislocating both knees. The Great North Air Ambulance joined members of Langdal...

30 March 2015

Walker rescued after injuring leg in fall above Levers Water

A walker was rescued after injuring himself while walking in the Lake District. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.55pm on Sunday...

30 March 2015

Six callouts for Edale rescuers as bad weather sweeps Peak District

Poor weather conditions led to a busy weekend for a Peak District mountain, with six callouts and more work to help fellrunners struggling in the cold and wet.

29 March 2015

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