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Ill walker with chest pains rescued from Pennine Way

A walker had to be rescued after getting into difficulties on the Pennine Way. The 79-year-old man was walking on the national trail near Cowling i...

14 December 2014

£1m Lottery cash grant aims to save the Scottish wildcat from extinction

Almost a million pounds of lottery cash will be spent trying to halt the decline in one of Scotland’s rare endangered species.

14 December 2014

Council agrees to look at protestors' views after Rushup Edge meeting

Outdoor enthusiasts have won a battle to have their views heard over the controversial resurfacing of a Peak District bridleway.

12 December 2014

Coastguards stage sponsored walk as Norfolk strech of Coast Path opens

A new section of the England Coast Path opened today. Coastguards undertook a sponsored walk to celebrate new access rights along 41km (25 miles) o...

12 December 2014

Edale rescue team to raise cash for Sheffield hospital helipad

A Peak District mountain rescue team has decided to donate cash from its annual Christmas fundraiser to another appeal.

11 December 2014

Mountain rescuers in action as snow traps motorists on Scotland border

Mountain rescue teams were called out overnight to help motorists stranded on the Scotland-England border in wintry weather.

11 December 2014

Opponents urge Rannoch windfarm firm to drop plans after six-month delay

Campaigners are claiming victory in the latest stage of their fight against developers who want to build a windfarm in the Highlands.

10 December 2014

Howgills revealed as venue for Marmot Dark Mountains winter marathon

Organisers of a gruelling overnight winter mountain marathon have revealed it will be held in the Howgills early next year.

10 December 2014

Amber warning as violent storms, snow and thunder head for UK mountains

Tomorrow looks like a day to avoid walking the mountain tops as forecasters predict hurricane-speed winds for the western Highlands and violent storms affecting much of the North of England.

09 December 2014

Wainwright fans will raise cash for rescue dogs and animal refuge

Four-legged friends will benefit from charity efforts by fans of the late author Alfred Wainwright. Search dogs and their handlers, along with an a...

14 December 2014

Sarah Fowler appointed new boss of Peak District authority

A woman who led teams reducing flood risks across England has been appointed boss of the Peak District National Park Authority.

12 December 2014

Fort William Mountain Festival will kick off with torchlit mountain descent

Organisers of the Fort William Mountain Festival have unveiled plans for the five-day event in February.

12 December 2014

Anger at Kinloss rescue-helicopter control centre move to south coast

The coalition Government has announced that the air rescue control centre will be moved from Moray in Scotland to Fareham in Hampshire and combined with the National Maritime Operations Centre.

11 December 2014

Patterdale team's plea to motorists as drivers rescued from Kirkstone Pass

Mountain rescuers pleaded with motorists to drive within their capabilities after they were called out to help the occupants of two vehicles stuck in snow on a high Lake District pass.

11 December 2014

Scottish avalanche service begins today, as storms continue

The service that provides avalanche information for outdoor enthusiasts in the Scottish Highlands begins today.

11 December 2014

Winds reach 144mph on St Kilda hill as 'weather bomb' hits Western Isles

A staggering wind speed of 144mph was recorded today on a remote Scottish archipelago with a reputation for being the UK’s windiest place.

10 December 2014

Mountaineer Peter Pearson steps up to head John Muir Trust

A seasoned mountaineer and adventurer has taken over at the head of a major Scottish conservation charity.

09 December 2014

Missing Langdale walker turns up safe after major 12-hour night search

A lost walker turned up safe but cold after a major overnight search on the Lakeland fells lasting more than 12 hours.

07 December 2014

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