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Old Man of Coniston walkers rescued after getting lost in mist

Two walkers were rescued after getting lost on a Lake District fell in thick mist and rain. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 3pm tod...

15 June 2014

Steve Birkinshaw's Wainwrights record bid: 28 bagged in first 12 hours

Ultrarunner Steve Birkinshaw is 12 hours into his attempt to break a 27-year-old record for summiting all of the Lake District’s Wainwright peaks.

14 June 2014

Man dies during Great North Swim in Windermere

A man has died while taking part in a major outdoor swimming event in the Lake District. The man, in his 50s and from the South of England, was tak...

14 June 2014

Ramblers boss urges Scots to walk from sofa to summit

The boss of the Ramblers in Scotland said people should be encouraged to walk from sofa to summit. Dave Morris today welcomed the launch of the Sco...

13 June 2014

John Muir Trust calls for public inquiry into Stronelairg windfarm

A conservation charity has called for a public inquiry into plans to build a massive windfarm in the Monadhliath Mountains.

10 June 2014

Friend runs to farm to raise alarm after walker falls on Moelwyn Mawr

A walker’s companion had to run to a farm to raise the alarm after the friend fell and broke her ankle on a Snowdonia hill.

08 June 2014

Banned poison was used to kill most of 22 Black Isle birds of prey

Police have revealed that most of the 22 birds of prey killed in the Black Isle were poisoned by a banned substance.

08 June 2014

Mountaineers' dismay at Government Stronelairg windfarm approval

Mountaineers and conservationists have condemned the Scottish Government’s decision to give the go-ahead to a major windfarm in the Monadhliath Mountains.

06 June 2014

Rescuer theft victim 'overwhelmed' as public gives £700 for new gear

An appeal for cash to replace a mountain rescue volunteer’s gear stolen in a raid has surpassed its target.

06 June 2014

Walker rescued after knee injury on Nethermost Pike

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring her leg. The 32-year-old woman was helped by fellow walkers after she twisted her kne...

15 June 2014

Climber injured in fall after rock breaks away on Castleberg Crag

A climber was injured when he fell from a route on a Yorkshire Dales crag. The 38-year-old was tackling the Town Hall Corner route on Castleberg Cr...

14 June 2014

Wainwright biographer Hunter Davies and rescuers hounoured by queen

Alfred Wainwright’s biographer and two mountain rescue volunteers have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

14 June 2014

Outdoor bodies brief Westminster politicians ahead of general election

Outdoor representatives urged parliamentarians to support their cause in a ‘speed-briefing’ at Westminster.

11 June 2014

Walker rescued after breaking ankle on Windermere shore

A walker had to be rescued after slipping and suffering a suspected broken ankle on the shore of Windermere.

10 June 2014

Walker plucked from crags after getting stuck on Ben Nevis

A walker had to be rescued from Britain’s highest mountain after straying on to steep ground when she left the summit.

08 June 2014

Two Chee Dale walkers in night rescue after getting stuck on steep ground

Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on steep ground in a Derbyshire dale. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 10.40pm yesterday ...

07 June 2014

Walkers find injured woman after Ingleborough fall

A solo walker was rescued from one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks after members of the public found her following a fall.

06 June 2014

Ramblers' footpath volunteers' work saves councils £1m

Volunteers from Britain’s biggest walking charity contributed almost £1m-worth of work fixing footpaths last year.

05 June 2014

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