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'Step off the paths and erode idea of trespass', ex-Ramblers boss tells Kinder crowd

A former Ramblers boss urged outdoor enthusiasts to start stepping off rights of way in a quest to erode the concept of trespass.

27 April 2015

Up to 20 climbers feared dead as quake triggers avalanche at Everest Base Camp

Up to 20 mountaineers are feared dead after a huge avalanche struck Everest Base Camp, triggered by a major earthquake in Nepal.

26 April 2015

Ricky Lightfoot squeezes Three Peaks Race win between firefighting night shifts

The winner of a gruelling long-distance fell race triumphed after travelling to the Yorkshire Dales after a night shift working as a firefighter.

26 April 2015

Climber loses consciousness after 25ft fall on Stanage Edge

A climber was rescued after falling from one of the Peak District’s most popular crags. The man fell about 8m (25ft) from Stanage Edge on Thursda...

23 April 2015

First mountain rescue in England for new civilian Coastguard helicopter

One of the country’s new civilian search and rescue helicopters was used for the first time in a live mountain rescue in England this week.

23 April 2015

Climber injured in 20ft fall from Almscliff Crag

A climber was injured in a fall from a North Yorkshire crag. The man fell about 6m (20ft) from Almscliff Crag south-west of Harrogate yesterday. ...

23 April 2015

Loch Lomond bosses push for camping ban ahead of national park board meeting

National park bosses are recommending the approval of controversial plans to extend the ban on camping along loch shores.

22 April 2015

Helvellyn walker dies in 300ft fall from Striding Edge

A walker has died after falling more than 300ft on England’s third-highest mountain. The 75-year-old man fell about 100m from Striding Edge on He...

22 April 2015

Unconscious teen on Bleaklow among rescues for busy Glossop rescuers

A teenager taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition was airlifted to hospital after falling on the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

21 April 2015

Lomond national park board approves camping ban extension on loch shores

A national park authority has approved plans to ban camping along lochshores in its area. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs authority’s board today u...

27 April 2015

Walker rescued from Glyder Fach after dislocating shoulder

A walker was rescued after slipping and dislocating his shoulder on a Snowdonia mountain. The man was walking on Glyder Fach with two colleagues ye...

26 April 2015

Rùm hostel to close as community bunkhouse looks to first summer season

A hostel on a Hebridean island will close this summer after the opening of new-look accommodation. A community-owned bunkhouse will open for its fi...

24 April 2015

Walker airlifted from Buttermere fells after breaking arm

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after breaking his arm in a fall. The 57-year-old was walking in the Red Pike and Ling Comb ar...

23 April 2015

Walkers prepare to celebrate Pennine Way's 50th anniversary this weekend

Walkers will gather this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Britain’s first long-distance national trail.

23 April 2015

Ullswater path walker rescued after breaking arm in fall

A walker was rescued after falling and injuring herself on a Lake District path. The woman from Middlesbrough was reported to have suffered a broke...

22 April 2015

Bill Bailey's dog Tiger leads mountain rescuers in two-hour chase before capture

A dog belonging to a celebrity visitor to the Lake District led rescuers on a chase across the fells in an attempt to capture it.

22 April 2015

Four ex-winners will chase £500 bounty for record time in Three Peaks Race

Four former winners will be chasing a £500 bounty for smashing the race record in a gruelling ‘marathon with mountains’ at the weekend.

21 April 2015

Rescuers turn out to aid Hay Stacks dog that was neither injured nor stuck

A mountain rescue turned out to aid a dog reported to be stuck on a ledge on a Lake District fell. Twenty-nine members of Cockermouth Mountain Resc...

21 April 2015

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