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Lake District car park charges waived as flood appeal fund tops £3 million

Charges at five car parks across the Lake District are being waived until after the New Year, to help attract visitors back to the area.

Wainwright Society helps plans to improve Bowderstone Bothy disabled access

A group devoted to the works of the late fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright is backing a bid to help disabled people enjoy the Lake District.

Patterdale team in action as Glenridding floods for second time in four days

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called out overnight to help residents in a nearby village which flooded for the second time four days.

Storm Desmond: mountain rescue team spends 45 hours helping flooded Border towns

A mountain rescue team has given an insight into two days’ events when nature threatened residents of southern Scotland and north-west England.

Rescuers warn walkers heading to Lakeland hills as floods and 100mph winds loom

Rescuers have warned walkers to think carefully before heading for the Lake District hills this weekend.

Walker dies after being found unconscious near Ambleside

A walker has died after being found unconscious on a Lake District hillside. Rescuers were unable to revive the elderly man, who was walking alone,...

Cockermouth team enjoys comedy evening after rescue of Bill Bailey's dog

Mountain rescuers enjoyed an evening of comedy after a risky operation to bring an errant animal to safety.

Lake District felltop assessors resume Helvellyn climbs as winter service begins

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors will resume work next week, as they take it in turns to make the journey to the summit of England’s third highest mountain.

Mountaineering council unveils paths and litter campaign at Kendal festival

The body that represents hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers south of the border revealed it will launch a major campaign next year to help Britain’s upland paths.

Opponents disappointed as 'sneaky' Commons vote allows fracking under national parks

Campaigners have expressed their disappointment at MPs’ decision to allow fracking under national parks.

Fund appeals for donations to help restore storm damaged Ullswater valley

An organisation has set up a fund to help restore the landscape and wildlife of the Lake District following the devastating Storm Desmond.

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

Mountain rescuers converge on Cumbria as Storm Desmond prompts red alert

Mountain rescue teams from across the North of England and beyond have converged on Cumbria to help in the response to some of the worst flooding seen for a decade.

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

Lake District landscape improved as electricity lines go underground

A little corner of a national park will be better looking after a scheme to remove power lines. Hundreds of metres of electricity cables will be bu...

Friends of Lake District welcome refusal of plans to double size of wind turbines

Campaigners have welcomed planners’ decision to turn down an application to replace turbines at an existing windfarm with ones more than twice the height.

Sale of Blencathra in the balance as agents contradict Friends group

Confusion surrounds the future of a Lake District mountain after conflicting reports of its potential sale.

Lake District walker dies after collapsing on Cat Bells

A walker has died after collapsing on a popular Lake District fell. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.10pm on Saturday when the man...

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