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Malham Cove walker dies in fall at 260ft crag

A walker has died after falling from the top of a limestone crag in the Yorkshire Dales. The 72-year-old was walking above Malham Cove when he fell...

06 November 2014

Peak District virtual trails go online with Google Street View images

A national park has become the first in Britain to offer users a virtual off-road tour of its routes using Google Street View.

06 November 2014

Owner appeals for news of Jasper after dog goes missing on Scafell Pike

A walker is appealing to fellow outdoor enthusiasts for sightings of his collie dog which went missing on the slopes of England’s highest mountain.

04 November 2014

Eric Pickles backs Yorkshire Dales planning stance on 6,000 barns

The Government has backed a national park’s stance on converting barns to shops and restaurants. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles dismissed an ...

04 November 2014

Walkers found on road after getting lost in dark on Scafell

Rescuers reminded walkers of the importance of carrying a torch, map and compass on the hills after a search for two lost men on England’s second-highest mountain.

02 November 2014

Rescuers praise injured walker who used plastic sheet to slide off hillside

Rescuers have praised an injured walker who slid on a plastic sheet to get herself off a fell. Kendal Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 4.30pm...

02 November 2014

Outdoor fans urged to support charity in 'David and Goliath' windfarm fight

Mountaineers are urging outdoor fans to back a conservation charity battling a windfarm proposal in what it says is a David and Goliath fight.

31 October 2014

Steall Gorge route reopens after John Muir Trust carries out path repairs

A path in Glen Nevis has reopened after emergency repairs following a landslip. The footpath in the Steall Gorge was closed by owners John Muir Tru...

29 October 2014

Giant 20m Snugpak sleeping bag unrolled to help homeless charity

A Yorkshire outdoors gear manufacturer is due to unveil the world’s biggest sleeping bag at a sports ground today.

29 October 2014

Lost dog Jasper found safe and well after three days on Scafell Pike

The owner of a dog missing for nearly four days on England’s highest mountain said he was overjoyed at his safe return.

06 November 2014

Relief as Lake District authority throws out 'Legoland' White Moss plans

Campaigners are celebrating after national park planners threw out plans for a ‘welcome hub’ on common land.

05 November 2014

'Inspiring' disabled climbers join thrilling first Scottish event

Scotland’s first disabled climbing competition attracted participants from as far away as America. And some disabled people for a taste of climbi...

04 November 2014

Groups oppose Lowther Estate's 'money making' Lake District hub plans

A row is brewing over plans by the brother of the Earl of Lonsdale to create a ‘welcome hub’ on common land in the Lake District.

04 November 2014

Two injured runners airlifted to hospital during Ullswater event

Two adventure runners were airlifted to hospital after injuring themselves on the event near Ullswater.

02 November 2014

Lancashire police investigate after cavers find human skull

A rescue team was called to help police after a gruesome discovery by cavers in Lancashire. The cavers found a human skull while underground at Dun...

02 November 2014

Family and dog rescued after getting stuck on Broad Stand on Scafell

A family and their dog were rescued from a precarious position after getting stuck at a notorious accident blackspot on England’s second-highest mountain.

30 October 2014

Group with no map or compass guided to safety after getting lost on Cnicht

A group of walkers was guided to safety after getting lost on a Snowdonia peak. Rescuers said the three people had no map or compass. Aberglasly...

29 October 2014

Airlift for hypothermic campers as 11 teens rescued from Lakeland fell

Three teenagers were airlifted from a Lake District mountain after suffering the effects of cold and rain.

29 October 2014

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