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'Lucky' pair rescued from Ben MacDui in 100mph winds and blizzard

Two walkers were rescued from the UK’s second highest mountain after getting into difficulties in atrocious conditions.

08 January 2015

Peak District will get new name in March – for Chinese visitors

Tourism bosses have announced that a national park is to be renamed. But the new name for the Peak District will only apply in China, where some Br...

07 January 2015

Open Spaces Society plans celebrations to mark 150 years of campaigning

Britain’s oldest national conservation body is planning a big picnic to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

06 January 2015

Met Office says 2014 was warmest year on record

Last year was the UK’s warmest on record, the Met Office said. Provisional figures released by the country's official weather forecasters show th...

05 January 2015

Walker stretchered from Malham Cove after slip leads to broken ankle

A walker was stretchered from a popular Yorkshire Dales beauty spot after slipping and breaking her ankle.

04 January 2015

Kendal mountain rescuers notch up record callouts despite festive lull

A Cumbrian rescue team said it had its busiest ever year in 2014. Kendal Mountain Rescue Team said its festive season was relatively quiet, but its...

03 January 2015

Rescue for Helvellyn walker stuck for four hours in atrocious weather

A trip up England’s third highest mountain turned into a New Year’s Eve nightmare for a man who got stuck on a rock face for four hours.

01 January 2015

MBEs for Lake District mountain rescuers and veteran mountaineer

Two long-serving mountain rescue volunteers and a veteran mountaineer have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

31 December 2014

Man airlfited from Bristly Ridge after breaking leg in fall

A man was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg in a fall on a Snowdonia scrambling route. His fellow walkers splinted his leg but called fo...

29 December 2014

Warnings issued as Scottish mountains set to be hit by 100mph winds

Winds reaching speeds of 100mph are expected on Scottish mountains over the next two days. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the Highl...

08 January 2015

Climbing buddies will join Sir Chris Bonington for look back at life

Climbing legend and elder statesman of mountaineering Sir Chris Bonington will look back at his life at a London gathering.

07 January 2015

North York Moors walls and hedgerows restored thanks to grants

National park bosses have handed out grants to farmers and landowners to restore traditional hedgerows and drystone walls in their area.

06 January 2015

Hallin Fell walker airlifted after injuring ankle

A walker was airlifted from Lake District fell after injuring his ankle. The man fell while walking on his own near the summit of Hallin Fell yeste...

05 January 2015

Five escape injury as cornice collapse causes Ben Nevis avalanche

Five people escaped serious injury in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain. A cornice collapse on the North Face of Ben Nevis resulted in t...

04 January 2015

Search team faces repair bill after vehicle damaged in Pennine rescue

A rescue team faces a repair bill after one of its vehicles was damaged during a rescue. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team’s off-road vehicle ...

03 January 2015

Happy New Year from everyone at grough!

Everyone here at grough would like to wish all our readers, friends, advertisers and supporters a very happy New Year.

31 December 2014

Walker airlifted from Lake District fell after slip leads to leg injury

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after slipping and injuring her leg. The woman was on the path between Blea Water and Haweswater w...

30 December 2014

Lakeland walker airlifted from High Rigg after slip on frozen turf

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring herself when she slipped on frozen grass.

28 December 2014

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