Police confirm Piers Gill body was missing walker Christopher Blowman

Police have confirmed the body found near Scafell Pike was that of missing walker Christopher Malcolm Blowman.

17 May 2014

High Dodd walker flown to hospital after breaking ankle in slip

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering a suspected broken ankle in a slip. The man was walking with his partner on High D...

15 May 2014

Walkers rescued from steep ground after getting lost on High Crag

Two walkers had to be rescued from a Lake District fell after they got lost and strayed on to steep ground.

14 May 2014

Darren and Mark Thorpe and Gavin Bradley named as kayakers who died

Police have named the two brothers and their cousin who died while kayaking on the River Tyne. The bodies of Darren Thorpe, 41 and Mark Thorpe, 39,...

14 May 2014

Hypothermic walkers and injured fellrunner rescued by Tweed Valley team

Two hypothermic walkers were rescued from a remote Borders hillside after getting lost in the dark. The pair called 999 after becoming disoriented ...

12 May 2014

Police reveal kayakers were from same family as third Tyne body found

The body of a third missing kayaker has been found in the River Tyne. Police discovered the man’s body under Styford Bridge near Riding Mill in N...

12 May 2014

Two Fred Whitton cyclists airlifted after crashes at Honister and Wrynose

Two cyclists taking part in one of the country’s toughest events were airlifted to hospital after crashing in the Lake District.

11 May 2014

Dartmoor bosses expect cash boost as 2,400 teens prepare for Ten Tors

National park bosses are hoping for a cash boost as thousands of young people prepare for a weekend challenge event.

08 May 2014

Twitter and Facebook groups aim to raise cash to buy Blencathra

A social media campaign to crowdsource the purchase of one of Lakeland’s best loved mountains is gathering pace.

07 May 2014

Kendal Mountain Festival beats Ashes Test to gain tourism gold

An outdoors festival that attracts more than 10,000 visitors has knocked a test-cricket event for six in a tourism contest.

15 May 2014

Scafell Pike search teams find man's body in Piers Gill

Search teams looking for a missing walker on England’s highest mountain have found a man’s body. Police were alerted after Christopher Blowman,...

15 May 2014

Walker airlifted after breaking ankle in Snowdonia fall

A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia hillside after slipping and breaking his ankle. The man, from London, was walking with a friend on the path...

14 May 2014

Kris Manning returns as chair of lowland rescuers' organisation

A veteran search and rescue team member has returned to head the national organisation that represents volunteers in non-mountainous areas.

13 May 2014

Thousands of teens complete Ten Tors despite gales and freezing night

Thousands of participants in the Ten Tors challenge had to battle strong winds and sub-zero temperatures over the weekend.

12 May 2014

Two bodies found in search for three missing River Tyne kayakers

Rescuers searching for three missing kayakers in Northumberland have found two bodies. The three paddlers from the South Shields area of Tyneside w...

12 May 2014

More than 30 rescuers in night operation to free trapped walker on Pillar

More than 30 volunteer rescuers were involved in the night-time rescue of a walker who was trapped by a fallen rock on a Lake District fell.

09 May 2014

Mountain expert Heather Morning urges outdoor fans to check for ticks

A mountain expert is urging outdoor enthusiasts to check for ticks after a camping trip left her with a number of unwanted guests.

08 May 2014

Ramblers' review call as farmer cleared after walker Roger Freeman's death

A farmer has been acquitted of manslaughter following the death of a walker attacked by cattle on his land.

07 May 2014


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