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Red kite put down after being shot in 'shocking act of cruelty'

Police are appealing for the public’s help after a protected bird of prey was killed in what they described as a shocking act of cruelty.

28 April 2016

Search launched after partially sighted walkers reported overdue in Cheviots

A large group of partially sighted walkers sparked a search after failing to return when expected from a walk in the Cheviots.

28 April 2016

Time is running out to pledge cash to Mend Our Mountains crowdfunder

Time is running out for outdoor fans to pledge their cash to help a crowdfunding effort to repair some of England and Wales’s most popular mountain paths.

27 April 2016

Outdoor fans urged to don 'toorie' hats for Lomond Tom Weir event

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to congregate in a national park this weekend to commemorate one of Scotland’s best loved mountain men.

27 April 2016

Lakeland fell Cat Bells lit up during event raising £11,000 for Nepal earthquake victims

An event that lit up one of the Lake District’s most popular fells raised more than £11,000 to help victims of last year’s Nepal earthquakes.

25 April 2016

New Ullswater Way opens, offering 20-mile walking circuit of lake

A new walking route has opened in a corner of the Lake District hit hard by last year’s floods. The Ullswater Way offers a waymarked circular pat...

25 April 2016

Second rescue on Blàbheinn as solo walker gets lost on Skye peak

Coastguard rescuers were called out to a Hebridean peak for the second time in a week after a walker got into difficulties.

25 April 2016

Tweed Valley rescuers complete purchase of former Melrose fire station

Mountain rescuers have bought a former fire station in the Scottish Borders to replace their present base which they have outgrown.

24 April 2016

David Ledouble will head new Hydro Flask European office

An American outdoor brand has set up a European office after the success of its high-performance flasks in the US.

24 April 2016

New Lake District walkers' and cyclists' track opens at Dunmail Raise

A new track for cyclists and walkers was officially opened, linking the North and South of the Lake District.

28 April 2016

Alan Hinkes joins Everest avalanche survivor in Snowdon Nepal fundraiser

A record-breaking British climber joined a man who narrowly escaped an Everest avalanche to raise cash for Nepal with a trip to Wales’s highest mountain.

27 April 2016

Warning to May Day walkers heading for the Highlands: it's still winter on the hills

Mountain experts are warning walkers heading for the Highlands to be prepared for winter conditions. Exceptionally cold weather has led to many Sco...

27 April 2016

Teen airlifted to hospital after banging head in Scale Force slip

A teenager was airlifted to hospital after slipping and banging her head on a Lake District fell. The 14-year-old from Essex suffered dizziness and...

26 April 2016

Ricky Lightfoot looks for hat-trick of victories in Three Peaks Race

A fleet-footed firefighter will attempt a third successive victory in a fellrunning challenge. Cumbrian runner Ricky Lightfoot will look to nail a ...

25 April 2016

Kinder Trespassers 'would today be kettled and labelled extremists'

If the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass took place in 2016, its participants would likely have been kettled before getting out of the car park and labelled extremists, an outdoors expert said.

25 April 2016

Braemar rescuers continue search for Jim Robertson in remote Cairngorms corries

Volunteer rescuers were again out on the Cairngorms mountains in the search for a walker missing for more than seven weeks.

24 April 2016

Dave Freeborn appointed Patterdale rescue team honorary president

Mountain rescuers have appointed one of their long-serving members as an honorary president. Dave Freeborn is only the second person to receive Pat...

24 April 2016

Lakeland walker airlifted after suffering injuries in High Rigg fall

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering head and chest injuries in a fall. The 80-year-old man was walking with friends on...

23 April 2016

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