North-east mountain rescuers deal with record number of incidents in August

Two mountain rescue teams covering the North Pennines and the North-East responded to a record number of calls during August.

01 September 2016

Family group in six-hour rescue after getting into difficulties on Kinder Scout

A large family group had to be rescued after getting into difficulties on the Peak District’s highest hill.

31 August 2016

Skye walkers warned of path-repair helicopter lifts in Glen Sligachan

Walkers heading for the Isle of Skye are being warned a helicopter will be lifting stone on to two mountain paths this week.

29 August 2016

Lost Ingleborough group found after walking to caving-meet camp

A group of lost walkers on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks was located when they walked into a camp of cavers taking part in an annual meeting.

27 August 2016

Police launch murder probe after body is found on Peak District moor

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on a Peak District moor. Derbyshire Constabulary said the 34-year-old from Rothe...

25 August 2016

Actor Caroline Quentin joins Campaign for National Parks as president

A television actor and presenter has joined a campaigning group as its president. Caroline Quentin said she was thrilled to work with the Campaign ...

25 August 2016

Lakeland walker rescued after breaking ankle in slip at Aira Force

A walker was rescued after slipping and breaking her ankle at a Lake District beauty spot. The 54-year-old injured herself at Aira Force on Sunday....

21 August 2016

Injured walker stretchered from Whernside after fall

A walker was rescued from Yorkshire’s highest fell after injuring himself in a fall. The 35-year-old injured his shoulder on Whernside on Saturda...

21 August 2016

Walker sledged from Kinder Scout after breaking wrist in fall

A walker was sledged from the Peak District’s highest hill after breaking her wrist in a fall. Edale Mountain Rescue Team used its specialised st...

19 August 2016

Walker rescued after injuring ankle in slip on Skiddaw

A walker was rescued from a Lake District mountain after injuring his ankle when he fell. The 27-year-old man slipped while walking on Skiddaw on W...

01 September 2016

Vanessa Griffiths appointed Ramblers' chief executive

A former conservation charity boss is to step in as chief executive of the country’s biggest walkers’ organisation.

31 August 2016

Walker dies after collapsing on Pennine Way near Malham

A walker has died after collapsing on the Pennine Way in the Yorkshire Dales. The 59-year-old was near Water Sinks, south of Malham Tarn, on Saturd...

28 August 2016

Mountain rescuer James Edwards died after fall on munro ascent to set up radio link

Rescuers have revealed details of the difficult operation to reach one of their members who died after falling on a remote mountain in north-west Scotland.

26 August 2016

MSPs urge Scottish Government to waive John Muir Trust Stronelairg legal costs

Politicians are urging the Scottish Government not to pursue a leading charity for legal costs incurred fighting a windfarm application.

25 August 2016

Boy stuck on Drake Stone crag among eight rescues for North-East teams

Rescuers had to go to the aid of a 10-year-old boy who got stuck on a climbing crag in the Northumberland national park.

24 August 2016

Wasdale team's seven 'avoidable' callouts in 12 hours as rain lashes fells

Rescuers have again emphasised the need for hillgoers to be prepared after a team received seven callouts to England’s highest mountain in 12 hours.

21 August 2016

Ullswater bridleway walker rescued after injuring back in slip

A walker was rescued after slipping and injuring her back on a Lake District fell. The young woman was walking on the bridleway above Ullswater on ...

20 August 2016

Drunk man abuses rescuers after five-hour night operation on Helvellyn's slopes

Rescuers had to contend with an abusive drunk casualty who was found near England’s third-highest mountain in a five-hour night-time operation.

19 August 2016


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