Environment minister Rory Stewart says national parks are 'soul of Britain'

Conservative junior minister and adventurer Rory Stewart said national parks are the ‘soul of Britain’.

04 August 2015

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

02 August 2015

Lost Glenridding walkers brought to safety after being chased by sheep

Two walkers were rescued after getting lost in the dark when they were chased by a pair of sheep. The men were found about 200m from where they had...

02 August 2015

John Muir Trust urges council to object to Creag Riabhach windfarm in Sutherland

A conservation charity is urging councillors to reject a bid to build a 22-turbine windfarm on a remote hillside in Sutherland.

31 July 2015

Show park and ride scheme means two-day closure of Monsal Trail section

National park bosses are warning walkers and cyclists that a popular trail will close on two days as a major show takes place nearby.

31 July 2015

Triumphant Leo Houlding reflects on fatherhood and death after Mirror Wall climb

Top climber Leo Houlding has spoken at length after his successful climb of the towering Arctic Mirror Wall, revealing that hungry polar bears threw a spanner in the works of the expedition.

30 July 2015

Road floods cause problems for rescuers heading for injured Ribbehead caver

Flash flooding in the area round the Yorkshire Three Peaks caused problems for rescuers trying to reach an injured caver.

30 July 2015

Work begins to restore popular footpath on Assynt mountain Quinag

Work has begun on repairing a footpath on a popular Highlands mountain. Local workers will restore the route on Quinag in Assynt, where walkers’ ...

30 July 2015

Original Mountain Marathon heads to Tweedsmuir Hills for this year's event

Organisers of the Original Mountain Marathon have revealed the venue for this year’s event. The two-day test of runners’ stamina, endurance and...

29 July 2015

Lottery grant boosts south Wales rescue teams' medical training

Mountain rescuers in south Wales have received a boost to their medical training thanks to a lottery grant.

03 August 2015

Yorkshire Dales cyclist dies after falling 50ft from Dibble's Bridge

A cyclist has died after falling 50ft from a bridge in the Yorkshire Dales. Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association members were called out about ...

02 August 2015

Northern Traverse runners will race across Wainwright's Coast to Coast route

We’re not sure Alfred would have approved, in fact we’re pretty sure it would have brought a frown to the brow of the opinionated fellwalker.

01 August 2015

Border rescuers win nationwide Rural Champions Award

A rescue team has topped a poll to take the honours in a UK-wide competition. Border Search and Rescue Unit won the Rural Community Champions award...

31 July 2015

Stanage climber stranded upside down in harness after falling ill

A climber had to be rescued after she was left hanging upside down in her harness on a Peak District crag when she was taken ill.

30 July 2015

Campaigners celebrate as ministers turn down Allt Duine windfarm plans

The Scottish Government has rejected controversial plans for a windfarm on the edge of a national park.

30 July 2015

Outdoor fans asked to be on lookout for missing Glasgow man Jackson Reid

Police are appealing to outdoor enthusiasts to be on the lookout for a man who has been missing for more than a month.

30 July 2015

Inexperienced walkers rescued after getting stuck in Borrowdale gully

Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck in a steep Lake District gully. The pair called for help after they found they could neither go up nor...

29 July 2015

Duke of Edinburgh's group praised after Beacons rescue in appalling weather

A group of teenagers did the right thing after getting lost in appalling weather conditions on a south Wales hill, rescuers said.

27 July 2015


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