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BT backs down on plans to remove Seathwaite phone box after rescuers' campaign

Plans to remove a remote Lake District phone box have been dropped after a campaign by mountain rescuers who said it was vital to hillgoers’ safety.

13 September 2016

sportscotland moves to calm storm over mountain weather forecast funding

The official Scottish Government agency responsible for funding mountain weather forecasts said it hopes talks will resume with an independent forecaster who said its money had been withdrawn.

12 September 2016

Forecast gloomy for Mountain Weather Information Service as funding disappears

The forecast is looking gloomy for a weather service that offers specialised reports for Britain’s hillgoers.

11 September 2016

Friends of Blencathra abandon pursuit of mountain's purchase

A community group set up to buy a Lake District mountain from its aristocratic owner has abandoned its pursuit of the purchase.

10 September 2016

Campaigners' delight as inspector rejects Lowther appeal against White Moss plans

Outdoor campaign groups have welcomed an inspector’s decision to refuse an appeal that would have allowed a ‘visitor hub’ to be built on common land in the Lake District.

10 September 2016

Keswick mountain rescuers plead for walkers to oppose Seathwaite phone removal

A mountain rescue team is urging outdoor enthusiasts to oppose the removal of a phone box in a remote Lake District hamlet.

09 September 2016

Radical history, Happy Valley locations and Brontë sunset feature in Walk and Ride Festival

A fortnight-long outdoor festival kicks off this weekend in the South Pennines. Radical history and a literary sunset are among themes for walks du...

09 September 2016

Lakeland walker rescued after injuring hip in slip on Borrowdale path

A walker was rescued after injuring herself when she slipped on a Lake District path. The 59-year-old fell heavily on to her hip when she slipped o...

07 September 2016

Llanberis mountain rescuers: 'we can't sustain present level of callouts'

The UK’s busiest volunteer mountain rescue team said it cannot sustain the present level of callouts, following a record number during August.

05 September 2016

Lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers had no map and only one torch

A group of challenge walkers who got lost attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks had only one headtorch between the four of them.

12 September 2016

Alcohol warning after Coniston team's five-hour search for drunk wedding guest

A Lake District rescue team warned hillgoers to lay off the booze after a five-hour night-time search for a missing man.

12 September 2016

Teen stretchered from Brecon Beacons hill after losing consciousness

A teenager was rescued from a Brecon Beacons hillside after becoming unwell and losing consciousness.

10 September 2016

Mountain expert in torch reminder after walkers rescued at night from Arran ridge

A mountain expert has reminded hillgoers of the importance of packing a headtorch as summer turns to autumn.

10 September 2016

Two Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers airlifted in separate incidents

Two walkers tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge were rescued in separate incidents. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was first a...

10 September 2016

Ramblers relaunch Sussex Border Path after 18-month survey

A group of Ramblers have relaunched the Sussex Border Path to mark the Walk about Britain festival. The route has been checked by local Sussex Ramb...

09 September 2016

Injured dog stretchered from The Cheviot during busy week for rescuers

An injured dog was among those rescued in a busy week for north-eastern mountain rescue teams. The labradoodle badly injured his leg while walking ...

09 September 2016

Walker stretchered from Lake District fell after slip above Newlands Hause

A walker was stretchered from a Lakeland fell after injuring herself. The 56-year-old from Australia was walking with her husband on a path above N...

05 September 2016

Rohan shops repeat September discount for donors to Gift Your Gear

A scheme that collects unwanted outdoor gear for re-use by community groups is appealing for more donations.

04 September 2016

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