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Mountain expert urges hillgoers to plan for winter as temperatures drop

Shorter daylight hours, dropping temperatures and the arrival of snow on the hills mean one thing: it’s time to gear yourself up for winter.

21 November 2016

Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

20 November 2016

Simon McCartney wins Boardman Tasker Award for his book The Bond

A work by British alpinist Simon McCartney was announced winner of a major award at the Kendal Mountain Festival.

19 November 2016

Lake District walker airlifted to hospital after injury on Ullswater path

A walker was rescued after slipping on a Lake District path, injuring his back and ribs. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly bef...

16 November 2016

Scafell pair in eight-hour rescue after man falls on Broad Stand

A walker had a lucky escape when he fell at a Lake District mountain accident blackspot. Rescuers spent eight hours bringing the man and his compan...

16 November 2016

Keswick team rigs up rope system to rescue 'well built' stuck labrador Callie

Mountain rescuers were called into action to save a dog that got stuck after slipping down a landslide above a swollen Lake District river.

14 November 2016

More than 40 rescuers in six-hour battle to save man who fell 160ft from Sharp Edge

A man was seriously injured after falling 160ft from a Lake District ridge. More than 40 rescuers battled in bad weather to bring the 44-year-old m...

14 November 2016

Thirlmere island 'castaways' rescued after group's boat springs a leak

A group of adventurers had to be rescued from a Lake District island after their boat sprang a leak. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out sh...

12 November 2016

Trade body Britain on Foot campaign to merge with Ordnance Survey platform

A campaign by an outdoor industry trade body to persuade the British public to take up activities in the countryside will be merged into an online platform run by the official map agency.

10 November 2016

Repairs to flood-damaged Lake District paths receive £3m European cash boost

Work to repair Lake District rights of way damaged in floods has been given a £3m boost. The European cash will help fund repairs to routes in the...

21 November 2016

Pen-y-ghent walker rescued after slip in winter conditions leads to injury

A walker was rescued from one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks after she injured herself in a slip. Rescuers said Pen-y-ghent, where the incident happe...

19 November 2016

Ogwen Valley rescuers celebrate as Risking Life and Limb book scoops award

A mountain rescue team is celebrating after a history of the organisation scooped top prize in an outdoors award.

17 November 2016

Injured cyclist, flat battery and missing man in a night's work for Calder Valley team

Rescuers were called out to two incidents in less than three hours in West Yorkshire. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 9.20pm...

16 November 2016

Berghaus flags up its Get Out Game as Black Friday antidote for outdoors fans

A leading outdoors brand has announced an antidote for anyone flagging after the consumer excesses of the upcoming Black Friday.

15 November 2016

Ramblers' survey finds half of England and Wales footpaths have problems

Almost a tenth of footpaths in England and Wales are unusable, and more than a half present problems to walkers.

14 November 2016

Attenborough turns the lens on mountains for BBC's Planet Earth II

A veteran broadcaster turns his attention to the world’s mountains this weekend in the second programme of a natural-history series.

12 November 2016

'Friendly priest' rescued after getting stuck on Catstye Cam without crampons and axe

A man was rescued from an icy Lake District peak after getting stuck on steep snowy ground. The walker, described by rescuers as ‘a very friendly...

11 November 2016

Campaigners welcome new plans to bury Lake District power lines

Campaigners have welcomed an announcement that planned power lines through the Lake District will be buried underground.

10 November 2016

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