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Peers and campaigners call on Lake District bosses to halt Stickle Tarn sell-off

Britain’s oldest national conservation organisation has joined the chorus of condemnation of national park bosses’ plans to sell off chunks of the Lake District.

Lakeland walker rescued after getting stuck near The Bishop on Barf

Rescuers were called out to a Lakeland fell to help a walker stuck on steep ground. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.15pm on Saturd...

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

Kinder trespass gathering looks to Scots-style right to roam as election looms

Campaigners gathering to celebrate a historic mass trespass on a Peak District hill will explore how to press for Scottish-style right-to-roam laws.

Ramblers urge Scottish Government to clarify walkers' right to use railway crossings

Campaigners are urging the Scottish Parliament to enshrine the right for walkers to use railway crossings.

Footpath works open up extra section of Dales Way to wheelchair users

A section of a long-distance trail through the Yorkshire Dales has been opened up to wheelchair users and families with young children.

Into the hot seat: new boss Gordon Watson's vision for the Lomond national park

Gordon Watson has taken over at the head of the Loch Lomond authority at a time when it is mired in controversy over plans to ban wild camping.

New guide launched for winter climbers heading for the Lake District

A new guide for winter climbers in the Lake District is aimed at helping those heading for the hills find good conditions while avoiding damaging the sensitive upland environments.

Path repairs aid Swaledale walkers on Wainwright's Coast to Coast route

Staff and volunteers in the Yorkshire Dales national park have made the going easier for walkers on a long-distance trail.

Call off Stickle Tarn sale, MP Tim Farron tells Lakes authority

A Lake District MP is continuing his fight against the national park authority’s plan to sell off a mountain beauty spot.

Campaigners urge outdoor fans to sign petition to help stop national park sell-offs

Online campaign group 38 Degrees is urging outdoor enthusiasts to sign a petition opposing the sell-off of land in national parks.

Climber Leo Houlding joins Monty Halls on TV journey of Discovery

Television viewers with access to the Discovery channel can tune in this evening to watch accomplished British climber Leo Houlding take a trip to some of the planet’s remotest areas to find Lost Worlds.

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

Woodland areas among Lake District authority's £½m asset sell-off

More land has been put on the market, as part of a wholesale sell-off of land by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Lake District authority puts Langdale beauty spot Stickle Tarn up for sale

A prime piece of Lake District real estate has been put up for sale by the national park’s authority.

Cave rescuers called to check suspected North Yorkshire mineshaft

Rescuers were called to look into a hole that appeared on the Yorkshire-Lancashire boundary. Members of the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation ...

Experts warn Snowdon walkers: be prepared for winter conditions

Mountaineering experts are urging anyone heading for Wales’s highest mountain to be prepared. Snowdon was whipped by 100mph winds recently and al...

Holme Valley rescue team completes purchase of fire station base

A mountain rescue team has achieved its aim of buying its own headquarters for the first time in its history.


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