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Skiddaw film crew's flares prompt mountain rescue callout

Mountain rescuers responding to reports of distress flares being seen on a Lake District mountain found a film crew using them during their shoot.

26 July 2014

RSPB welcomes Marks and Spencer stores' grouse sales suspension

One of the UK’s top retailers said it won’t stock red grouse in its stores this year. Marks & Spencer said it could not guarantee a respons...

25 July 2014

Walkers urged to take care not to start wildfires as hot spell continues

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to take care not to start moorland fires as temperatures continue to soar.

25 July 2014

Ultra athletes gear up for this weekend's Lakeland 100 and 50 races

An athlete who began his running career with a five-mile fun event to raise cash for his son’s football team will this weekend tackle a gruelling 100-mile course over the Lake District’s mountain passes.

23 July 2014

Kendal climbing centre claims European first with indoor via ferrata

A Cumbrian climbing centre will open what it claims to be a European first: an indoor via ferrata. The Kendal Wall site will launch the route tomor...

22 July 2014

Climber rescued after breaking leg bouldering at Earl Crag

A climber was rescued after breaking his leg while bouldering on a North Yorkshire crag. The 54-year-old man fell from Earl Crag above Cowling on S...

21 July 2014

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes leads walk to re-open Black Sail youth hostel

Record-breaking mountaineer Alan Hinkes reopened one of England’s remotest youth hostels by leading a walk from a neighbouring hostel.

20 July 2014

Double shot of history marks Patterdale rescuers' 50th anniversary

A mountain rescue team had a double shot of history as members gathered to celebrate its half century.

19 July 2014

Malham Cove fatality named as Roy Lancaster, husband of murdered priest

Police have named the man whose body was found at the foot of an 80m Yorkshire Dales crag. Roy Lancaster, 54, contacted North Yorkshire Police befo...

19 July 2014

Cumbria police warn they will prosecute Devil's Bridge jumpers

Police warned that they will prosecute anyone found jumping from a bridge at a Cumbrian beauty spot. Cumbria Constabulary said people leaping from ...

25 July 2014

Patterdale mountain rescuers use boat to reach injured walker

Mountain rescuers launched their specialist boat to reach an injured walker in the Lake District. The 60-year-old man, from Worcestershire, slipped...

25 July 2014

Walker rescued after getting stuck on Lake District ledge

A walker was rescued after getting stuck on a Lake District hillside. The 57-year-old, from London, was unable to continue after getting stranded o...

25 July 2014

Police name Malcolm Hall as climber who fell to his death at Kettle Ness

Police have named the man who fell to his death on sea cliffs in North Yorkshire. Malcolm Hall, 51, was climbing with another man when he fell from...

22 July 2014

Fourth walker with ankle injury prompts Patterdale team callout

Walkers with ankle injuries continued to keep a Lake District mountain rescue team busy over the past few days, as members turned out for the fourth such callout yesterday.

21 July 2014

Man arrested after climber falls to his death on Kettle Ness cliffs

A man has been arrested and released on bail after the death of a climber on sea cliffs in North Yorkshire.

21 July 2014

Mountain biker rescued after crashing in Whinlatter Forest

An injured mountain biker was rescued after falling from her bike in a Lake District forest. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.30...

20 July 2014

Two Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers prompt callouts in separate incidents

A walker taking part in a charity challenge was rescued after collapsing while tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

19 July 2014

Minister gives green light to new Somerset section of England Coast Path

The latest stretch of the English coastal path has been given the go-ahead. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs approved 90km (5...

18 July 2014

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