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Ogwen Valley rescue team looking for challenge event competitors

A Snowdonia mountain rescue team is on the lookout for adventurous runners and walkers who like a challenge.

14 July 2014

Peak District walker discovers climber injured in 50ft fall at Laddow Rocks

An injured climber was airlifted to hospital after he was discovered by a passing walker on a Peak District hillside.

14 July 2014

Mountain biker airlifted after collapsing on High Street fells

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after collapsing on the Lakeland fells. The 47-year-old, from Houston, Texas, was riding on the High Str...

11 July 2014

Walker airlifted from Lakeland path after collapsing in Dovedale

A walker was airlifted from a Lakeland path after collapsing and losing consciousness. The 71-year-old from Preston in Lancashire was walking with ...

10 July 2014

Lost Coast to Coast walker found above Haweswater after four-hour search

A woman on the Coast to Coast Walk was rescued after a major search involving 50 mountain rescuers. The woman, from the Netherlands, got lost while...

09 July 2014

Andrew Griffiths handed jail sentence for hoax that led to rescuers' callout

A man whose hoax call led to a night-time search by 11 volunteer mountain rescuers was handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay a total of £593.

09 July 2014

Fleece maker Polartec accuses Pontetorto of patent infringement

Outdoor textile company Polartec is suing an Italian firm for alleged patent infringement. The Massachusetts-based company, which invented modern s...

08 July 2014

Trip-wire alarm failed the morning Horatio Chapple was killed by polar bear

A former High Court judge’s report into the death of a schoolboy when he was mauled by a polar bear on an Arctic expedition found safety equipment did not work and firearms training was inadequate.

07 July 2014

Friends of Blencathra: 'negotiations still open' on mountain sale

A community group bidding to buy a Lake District mountain said it was business as usual and they believe negations are still continuing despite the owner saying it had been sold.

06 July 2014

Peakbagger Jonny Muir prepares for London highpoints challenge

An author and peakbagger is planning a non-stop round of a dozen peaks seldom visited by hillwalkers and mountaineers.

14 July 2014

Two injured walkers rescued in separate Lake District incidents

Two walkers were rescued after injuring themselves on Lake District fells. A 57-year-old woman from Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, was on Little ...

14 July 2014

Hot dog prompts rescuer for walkers on Moel Famau

A rescue team went to the aid of a dog and its owners who were disoriented on the highest hill in the Clwydian Range.

11 July 2014

Ramblers welcome Government go-ahead for Isle of Wight coast path

Campaigners have welcomed the coalition Government’s announcement that it will create a coast path around the Isle of Wight.

10 July 2014

Duke of Edinburgh's leader airlifted after Kinder Scout injury

A woman was rescued from the Peak District’s highest hill after falling and injuring herself. The 59-year-old was assessing a Duke of Edinburgh...

09 July 2014

Mountaineers urge ministers to reject Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm plans

Mountaineers are objecting to plans for a 24-turbine windfarm in the shadow of Highland peaks Ben Alder and Schiehallion.

08 July 2014

Friends hail Blencathra's community asset listing as 'quantum leap'

The campaigning group hoping to buy the Cumbrian mountain Blencathra is claiming a victory after it said the peak has been declared a community asset.

08 July 2014

Ex-judge Peter Charlesworth will continue as chair of Dales authority

A former judge has been re-elected head of a national park authority. Retired barrister and circuit judge Peter Charlesworth will chair the Yorkshi...

06 July 2014

Walker drags himself to road after breaking ankle above Malham Cove

An injured walker in his seventies dragged himself out of a valley towards a road after falling and badly breaking his ankle.

04 July 2014

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