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Peak District boss Jim Dixon stepping down to pursue new roles

The boss of Britain’s oldest national park has announced he is stepping down. Jim Dixon has resigned as chief executive of the Peak District auth...

18 August 2014

Scafell Pike rescuer collects six extra walkers as pair reported lost

A rescuer called to help two walkers lost on England’s highest mountain found another six people who had got into difficulties.

17 August 2014

High winds stop helicopter airlift of injured Ullswater hillwalker

High winds prevented a helicopter landing to airlift an injured walker from a Lake District fell. Mountain rescuers requested the help of the Great...

17 August 2014

Night rescue for two lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers

Two walkers had to be rescued after they got lost while attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The women, aged 47 and 54, called for help after losi...

16 August 2014

Mountain council: removing 'false' paths won't make Snowdon safer

Mountaineers say their views are being ignored by a national park trying to make Wales’s highest mountain ‘safe’.

15 August 2014

Walkers' asthma attack and wasp sting prompt mountain rescue callouts

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called out twice in two hours, to a girl having an asthma attack and to a man who had been stung by a wasp.

14 August 2014

Blake Rigg walker finds body of Chay Lancaster, missing for four years

Police have confirmed that the body of a man found at the foot of a Lakeland fell last month was that of missing Blackpool man Chay Lancaster.

13 August 2014

Rockfall and second washed-away bridge block more Cairngorms routes

More problems for outdoor fans have been reported in the Highlands in the wake of the storms brought by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.

12 August 2014

Mountaineers urge minister John Swinney to oppose Rannoch windfarm

Mountaineers in Scotland are calling on a Government minister to back opposition to a proposed windfarm in his constituency.

10 August 2014

Scafell Pike search for missing walkers called off as trio found driving home

A major search for missing walkers on England’s highest mountain was called off when police found the missing trio heading back to their home in Lincolnshire.

18 August 2014

Mick Fowler will lead attempt on first ascent of Hagshu North Face

A former Alpine Club president is planning to climb a taxing route never before successfully ascended in the Himalaya.

17 August 2014

New Black Diamond president Zeena Freeman lined up to take charge

Leading outdoor brand Black Diamond has appointed a woman it hopes will take over next year as its chief executive, replacing company co-founder Peter Metcalf.

17 August 2014

Teen rescued after injury on Coast to Coast Walk

A teenager was rescued after injuring herself while walking the Coast to Coast route with her family.

16 August 2014

Three children among group airlifted from Torridon bothy after river floods

A group of walkers and their dog had to be rescued after getting cut off by a fast-flowing river at a remote Torridon bothy.

14 August 2014

Missing swimmer and three walkers in difficulty keep Keswick rescuers busy

A walker was rescued after being taken ill while walking on the slopes of Blencathra. The 18-year-old student was with a youth group yesterday in R...

13 August 2014

Rangers remind Lake District visitors: we have no poo fairies

Lake District rangers say the beauty of the area is being blighted by unthinking visitors leaving litter.

12 August 2014

Lairig Ghru link route impassable after floods sweep away Luibeg bridge

Mountain experts are warning that walkers in the Cairngorms face difficulties after a bridge was washed away.

11 August 2014

Climber who died in Tremadog crag fall named as Keith Waddell of Leeds

The climber who died in a fall at Tremadog in Snowdonia has been named as Keith Waddell. Mr Waddell, 50, of Leeds, fell while on the Valerie’s Ri...

10 August 2014

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