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MSPs urge Scottish Government to waive John Muir Trust Stronelairg legal costs

Politicians are urging the Scottish Government not to pursue a leading charity for legal costs incurred fighting a windfarm application.

25 August 2016

Boy stuck on Drake Stone crag among eight rescues for North-East teams

Rescuers had to go to the aid of a 10-year-old boy who got stuck on a climbing crag in the Northumberland national park.

24 August 2016

Wasdale team's seven 'avoidable' callouts in 12 hours as rain lashes fells

Rescuers have again emphasised the need for hillgoers to be prepared after a team received seven callouts to England’s highest mountain in 12 hours.

21 August 2016

Ullswater bridleway walker rescued after injuring back in slip

A walker was rescued after slipping and injuring her back on a Lake District fell. The young woman was walking on the bridleway above Ullswater on ...

20 August 2016

Drunk man abuses rescuers after five-hour night operation on Helvellyn's slopes

Rescuers had to contend with an abusive drunk casualty who was found near England’s third-highest mountain in a five-hour night-time operation.

19 August 2016

Dundonnell mountain rescuer James Edwards dies after Fisherfield fall

A mountain rescuer has died of his injuries after falling in a remote mountain area of the Highlands.

18 August 2016

Three teams in rescue of woman injured in jump from Brecon Beacons waterfall

A woman was rescued after injuring herself when she jumped from the top of a waterfall in the Brecon Beacons.

17 August 2016

Patterdale rescuers use boat to reach diabetic walker on lakeside path

A Lake District rescue team used its specialist boat to reach a walker who had become unwell. The 73-year-old Doncaster man, who has diabetes, was ...

15 August 2016

Walkers invited to sign up for charity torchlit ascent of Ben Lomond

Hillwalkers are being invited to dig out their torches and pull on their boots for a fundraiser on Scotland’s most southerly munro.

14 August 2016

Actor Caroline Quentin joins Campaign for National Parks as president

A television actor and presenter has joined a campaigning group as its president. Caroline Quentin said she was thrilled to work with the Campaign ...

25 August 2016

Lakeland walker rescued after breaking ankle in slip at Aira Force

A walker was rescued after slipping and breaking her ankle at a Lake District beauty spot. The 54-year-old injured herself at Aira Force on Sunday....

21 August 2016

Injured walker stretchered from Whernside after fall

A walker was rescued from Yorkshire’s highest fell after injuring himself in a fall. The 35-year-old injured his shoulder on Whernside on Saturda...

21 August 2016

Walker sledged from Kinder Scout after breaking wrist in fall

A walker was sledged from the Peak District’s highest hill after breaking her wrist in a fall. Edale Mountain Rescue Team used its specialised st...

19 August 2016

Mend Our Mountains-funded work begins with Exmoor footpath restoration

Footpath repairs supported by a crowdfunding project have begun on Exmoor. A section of a route near Chains Combe in Exmoor national park is the fi...

18 August 2016

Scottish hillwalkers' deerstalking information service adds extra peaks to site

An online service that allows outdoor enthusiasts to check where deerstalking will take place has extended the number of hills covered.

18 August 2016

Charity warns bothy stays by commercial groups could jeopardise continuing use

Increasing use of mountain bothies by commercial businesses could put them at risk, a charity said. The Mountain Bothies Association, which looks a...

16 August 2016

Two walkers injured in separate incidents on Coniston fells

Two walkers were rescued after injuring their ankles in falls on Lake District fells in separate incidents.

15 August 2016

World bouldering champion Shauna Coxsey rounds off season with silver in Munich

World bouldering champion Shauna Coxsey rounded off her season with a silver medal at the final meeting of the year.

14 August 2016

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