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Inverness rescue helicopter base officially opened as Sea King service nears end

The civilian search and rescue helicopter base at Inverness was officially launched as the RAF and Royal Navy service entered its final few days in the area.

22 March 2015

Rescuers' winter warning for hillwalkers after four rescued from Helvellyn summit

A rescue team warned hillwalkers that severe winter conditions are still affecting the Lake District summits, after a group had to be rescued from England’s third-highest mountain.

21 March 2015

Air ambulance crew treats cyclist after Honister Pass crash

A cyclist was injured after crashing while coming down a Lake District pass. The Great North Air Ambulance was scrambled at 12.50pm from its base n...

20 March 2015

Climber with injured ankle winched from Dow Crag after fall

A climber was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after injuring her ankle in a fall. The woman was descending Dow Crag yesterday when she fell...

19 March 2015

Scots Government unveils plans for 30 new long-distance trails

The Scottish Government has announced ambitious plans to add 30 new long-distance routes to its network of trails in a bid to equal the best in Europe.

19 March 2015

Hillwalkers urged to take care as police reveal second death, on Cruach Ardrain

Police in the Highlands have urged hillwalkers to be properly prepared after revealing that a second walker died on the mountains over the weekend.

18 March 2015

Rescuers' winter warning after walker dies in 1,000ft fall from Ben Lomond

A walker has died after falling 1,000ft from a Scottish mountain. The man fell about 300m from the Ptarmigan ridge on Ben Lomond on Sunday after sl...

17 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

Injured walker airlifted from Wetherlam after 30ft fall

A walker was rescued after suffering injuries in a 30ft fall from a Lakeland mountain. The man was walking with friends on Wetherlam yesterday when...

22 March 2015

Campaigners fight Lowther's second attempt for White Moss development

Campaigners are objecting to a second attempt by a Cumbrian landowner to build a visitor centre on a Lake District common.

20 March 2015

Galloway rescue team backs young adventurers' Five Peaks cancer challenge

A Scottish mountain rescue team is supporting two young adventurers in their quest to raise cash for cancer research.

20 March 2015

Cleveland rescue team appeals for information on member's missing pack UPDATED

A mountain rescue team is appealing to walkers and outdoor enthusiasts to be on the lookout for a lost rucksack containing a member’s gear.

19 March 2015

Friends of Lake District 'still interested' in deal for Stickle Tarn

A conservation charity has revealed it was one of the unsuccessful bidders for Stickle Tarn, which was put up for sale by Lake District bosses.

18 March 2015

Third Ben Lomond rescue as walkers get stuck hours after warning issued

A group of walkers was rescued in a seven-hour operation after getting stuck in winter conditions on a ridge where a man died at the weekend.

18 March 2015

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

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