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Lakeland sheep with a liking for swimming proves a challenge for Penrith rescuers

A woolly friend who decided to go for a swim in Lake District reservoir provided a challenge for mountain rescuers.

21 June 2015

Helvellyn walker dies after fall from Striding Edge, despite son's efforts to revive him

A man has died after falling from England’s third highest mountain. The walker was on Helvellyn with his son when he fell from Striding Edge on S...

20 June 2015

Walker airlifted after breaking elbow during Peak District trip

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in the Peak District. The 49-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was walking with his daught...

19 June 2015

Rescuers respond to Grisedale walker's 'broken leg' to find it was a cut

Rescuers went to the aid of a man who had reportedly broken his leg, to find he had suffered a cut. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out ...

18 June 2015

Climber airlifted to hospital after Shaftoe Crags bouldering fall in Northumberland

A climber was rescued from a crag in Northumberland after injuring himself while bouldering. Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and ...

18 June 2015

Friends of Lake District condemn decision to build 50m-high pylons in national park

Campaigners have condemned a decision to build power lines on pylons up to 50m (164ft) high through the Lake District national park.

18 June 2015

Skye police seek information on missing walker Stephen Russell

Police on the Isle of Skye have appealed for the public’s help in finding a walker who has not been seen for more than a week.

17 June 2015

Rescuers on lookout for walkers to tackle Wharfedale Three Peaks Challenge

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales are on the lookout for walkers who are up for a challenge. Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association’s Wharfedale ...

17 June 2015

North York Moors authority creates new access route for Cleveland rescue team

A rescue team will be able to reach one of its incident hotspots more easily after it teamed up with a national park to create a route for its vehicles.

16 June 2015

Friends of Lake District Morecambe Bay walk attracts 250 fundraisers

Walkers led by a royal guide helped boost a conservation charity’s funds by almost £5,000. The Queen’s Official Guide to the Sands Cedric Robi...

21 June 2015

Yorkshire Dales fellrunner suffers head injuries in 40ft fall on Whernside

A fellrunner had to be rescued after falling 40ft from Yorkshire’s highest peak. The 35-year-old was coming down from Whernside in the Yorkshire ...

20 June 2015

Mountain council helps fund website to reduce Three Peaks Challenge problems

A mountaineering body has provided cash for a website that aims to reduce problems caused by people tackling a popular walking challenge.

19 June 2015

North York Moors officers fail to recommend refusal for huge potash mine

Campaigners expressed disappointment at the decision of national park officers not to recommend plans for a huge potash mine be thrown out.

18 June 2015

Tea with Palin and walk with Bonington among goodies on offer in Nepal auction

Fancy a walk on the Lakeland fells with two of Britain’s most eminent mountaineers, with the added glow of knowing you’re helping people in dire need.

18 June 2015

Missing Skye walker Stephen Russell may be on West Highland Way

Police searching for a walker missing from the Isle of Skye said they now believe he may walking the West Highland Way.

18 June 2015

England's top landscapes equal Birmingham for econonmic worth

England’s top landscapes contribute as much to the economy as the city of Birmingham, a report has revealed.

17 June 2015

Jez Bragg leads strong field of contenders for this year's Dragon's Back race

Top ultrarunning athlete Jez Bragg has confirmed he will tackle this year’s Dragon’s Back race, one of the toughest on the calendar.

17 June 2015

Keswick team rescues man from Bassenthwaite Lake after pair's drinking session

Rescuers have warned outdoor fans not to mix alcohol and water after they were called to help a man stranded on a lake after a drinking session.

16 June 2015

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