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Campaigners call for better protection for England's national parks

England’s national parks are at risk of unwarranted development because of a piecemeal approach to planning, a report says.

What happens after that 999 call? Mountain accident survivors tell their tales

Two men caught in separate serious incidents in the Lake District recall their traumas and what happened after the call for mountain rescue.

Injured Lake District walker rescued after falling on Arthur's Pike

A walker was rescued after injuring her ankle in a fall on a Lake District fell. The woman, from Penrith, was walking up to Arthur’s Pike, overlo...

Autumn statement leaves £900,000 hole in Great North Air Ambulance appeal

A charity that runs an air ambulance in northern England faces having to find almost £1m for a new base after a blow revealed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his autumn statement.

Ogwen Valley rescuers celebrate as Risking Life and Limb book scoops award

A mountain rescue team is celebrating after a history of the organisation scooped top prize in an outdoors award.

Scafell pair in eight-hour rescue after man falls on Broad Stand

A walker had a lucky escape when he fell at a Lake District mountain accident blackspot. Rescuers spent eight hours bringing the man and his compan...

More than 40 rescuers in six-hour battle to save man who fell 160ft from Sharp Edge

A man was seriously injured after falling almost 160ft from a Lake District ridge. More than 40 rescuers battled in bad weather to bring the 44-yea...

'Friendly priest' rescued after getting stuck on Catstye Cam without crampons and axe

A man was rescued from an icy Lake District peak after getting stuck on steep snowy ground. The walker, described by rescuers as ‘a very friendly...

Kendal countdown begins as organisers promise biggest mountain festival yet

Organisers of one of the country’s top outdoors social gatherings say this year’s event will be the largest and most varied in its history.

Lake District mountain assessors start new winter season with added safety hints

Two of the Lake District’s busiest walkers begin their winter season again today. The national park’s felltop assessors will make the ascent of...

Great Gable walker airlifted after slip on snow leads to 300ft tumble

A man was airlifted from a Lake District fell after tumbling 300ft down the mountainside. The walker slipped on hard snow on Great Gable and fell a...

'Lucky' lost walkers rescued as avalanches hit Skiddaw

A group of young people lost on a Lake District mountain were lucky to escape an avalanche. Since the three were rescued near snow debris on Skidda...

Repairs to flood-damaged Lake District paths receive £3m European cash boost

Work to repair Lake District rights of way damaged in floods has been given a £3m boost. The European cash will help fund repairs to routes in the...

Lake District walker airlifted to hospital after injury on Ullswater path

A walker was rescued after slipping on a Lake District path, injuring his back and ribs. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly bef...

Keswick team rigs up rope system to rescue 'well built' stuck labrador Callie

Mountain rescuers were called into action to save a dog that got stuck after slipping down a landslide above a swollen Lake District river.

Thirlmere island 'castaways' rescued after group's boat springs a leak

A group of adventurers had to be rescued from a Lake District island after their boat sprang a leak. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out sh...

Campaigners welcome new plans to bury Lake District power lines

Campaigners have welcomed an announcement that planned power lines through the Lake District will be buried underground.

Alan Hinkes and Terry Abraham join Fjällräven-backed Lake District campaign

An outdoors brand has enlisted two mountain luminaries to help promote Lake District businesses in their winter campaign.

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