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Lake District rescuers join training exercise with privatised helicopters

Volunteer mountain rescuers from the Lake District had their first look at the new privatised search and rescue helicopters that will support them from spring.

More than 350 give views on controversial Lomond camping-ban plans

Bosses of a national park at the centre of controversial plans to ban wild camping alongside some of its lochs said a large number of responses were received in a public consultation.

Open Spaces Society plans celebrations to mark 150 years of campaigning

Britain’s oldest national conservation body is planning a big picnic to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Lakeland walker airlifted from High Rigg after slip on frozen turf

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring herself when she slipped on frozen grass.

On test: Sherpa Adventure Gear Nangpala insulated jacket

This new insulated jacket uses PrimaLoft's innovative hybrid down and synthetic blend for its insulation.

Rotary provides CPR machines to Lake District mountain rescuers

A community organisation has provided lifesaving equipment to mountain rescue teams in the Lake District.

Berghaus prizes on offer as Ramblers seek Scottish walkers' views

Walkers in Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a survey to have their say on the great outdoors.

Walkers could gain access to Cumbria and North Yorkshire commons

Campaigners say walkers will have the chance to open up previously closed stretches of land. The Open Spaces Society is urging outdoor enthusiasts ...

Campaigners object to United Utilities fence plan for fells above Thirlmere

Campaigners are fighting to stop a water company putting up a fence across open land in the Lake District.

Walkers and mountaineers urge Government to step in over Lomond camping row

The row over a national park’s plans to ban wild camping along many of its loch shores intensified today as two organisations representing walkers, climbers and mountaineers condemned the proposals.

Search team faces repair bill after vehicle damaged in Pennine rescue

A rescue team faces a repair bill after one of its vehicles was damaged during a rescue. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team’s off-road vehicle ...

MBEs for Lake District mountain rescuers and veteran mountaineer

Two long-serving mountain rescue volunteers and a veteran mountaineer have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team in action as snow halts ambulance crews

Volunteers from a mountain rescue team spent the night helping ambulance crews as snow prevented them reaching patients.

West Midlands rescue team seeks crowd-funding for new members' gear

A search and rescue team has launched a crowd-funding campaign to buy gear for its members. West Midlands Search & Rescue covers Shropshire, Herefo...

Nevis Range wintersports centre celebrates 25th anniversary

A Highland outdoors resort that was conceived as a way of providing employment in a recession celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

Sheffield adventure festival-goers asked to donate to helipad appeal

Visitors to a film festival will be urged to help an appeal for a helicopter landing pad at a hospital that treats many injured climbers and walkers.

Council agrees to look at protestors' views after Rushup Edge meeting

Outdoor enthusiasts have won a battle to have their views heard over the controversial resurfacing of a Peak District bridleway.


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