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Forest sell-off fan Thérèse Coffey replaces Rory Stewart as environment minister

A proponent of selling off England’s public forests has been appointed a junior minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

17 July 2016

Walker spends night in bothy after injuring himself on Hay Stacks

A walker spent the night in a Lake District bothy after injuring himself on a mountain. His companions then walked off the fell and called for help...

16 July 2016

Rescuers call in helicopter to airlift 'well above average' injured walker from Lakeland fell

Mountain rescuers called for airborne help after struggling to stretcher an injured walker from a Lake District fell.

15 July 2016

Missing Kintail walker Roger Fletcher's family informed after body found

Police searching for a walker who has been missing for more than five weeks said a man’s body has been found.

15 July 2016

Lakeland walker seriously injured in 100ft fall on Dove Crag

A walker was seriously injured when he fell 100ft from a Lake District mountain. The 48-year-old was walking on Dove Crag on Wednesday evening when...

14 July 2016

Brexit champion Andrea Leadsom appointed Environment Secretary

A prominent Brexit campaigner and failed Conservative party leadership candidate has been appointed Environment Secretary.

14 July 2016

Rescuers in six-hour operation after walker injured in 65ft fall in Dartmoor gorge

A walker was rescued in a major operation after she fell 65ft on to rocks in a Dartmoor gorge. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton team members we...

13 July 2016

John Muir Trust welcomes scaling back of cross-border power line plans

Campaigners have welcomed the scaling down of plans to build a chain of electricity pylons from western Scotland to Cumbria.

09 July 2016

Mountain biker seriously injured in high-speed Whinlatter Forest crash

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she came off her machine on a Lake District route.

08 July 2016

Lomond team called to rescue group trapped in Devil's Pulpit gorge

Rescuers were called out after a group was unable to escape a Highland gorge. Lomond Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police on Saturday afterno...

16 July 2016

Man plucked from Glyder Fach after getting stuck on scramble route

A man was plucked from a Snowdonia mountain after getting stuck while scrambling. The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter was scrambled after the man ...

16 July 2016

Buttermere walker rescued after injuring back in 10ft fall

A walker was rescued after injuring her back when she fell 10ft on a lakeside path. The 65-year-old from Leeds in West Yorkshire was walking on the...

15 July 2016

Teen rescued after falling from climbing route in Heptonstall Quarry

A climber was rescued from a West Yorkshire quarry after falling and injuring his head. The 17-year-old was on a route at Heptonstall Quarry near H...

14 July 2016

Lakeland charity invites outdoor fans to dawn event to mark enlarged national park

A campaigning charity is inviting outdoor enthusiasts to join it to celebrate a new dawn for a national park.

14 July 2016

Walker stretchered from Lake District fell after breaking ankle in Stile End slip

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after breaking her ankle when she slipped on wet turf.

13 July 2016

Pennine Way walker rescued after breaking ankle 15 days into trail

A walker who spent 15 days on the Pennine Way had to be rescued almost within sight of his goal after injuring himself.

11 July 2016

Man airlifted after falling while scrambling at Brimham Rocks

A man was airlifted from a North Yorkshire beauty spot after he fell while scrambling. The Grassington-based Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Associati...

09 July 2016

Search dog helps rescuers find lost Kinder Scout walkers in four-hour operation

A pair of walkers were rescued from the Peak District’s highest hill after getting lost. The couple called for help after becoming disoriented on...

07 July 2016

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