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The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Flood-damaged paths mapped by Lakes authority

Walkers in the Lake District are being urged to check on the state of footpaths as Cumbria recovers from the devastating floods that left £1.6m of damage and left many bridges and rights of way either destroyed or damaged.

Police warn walkers to stay off Lakeland fells as rain continues

Police in Cumbria are advising walkers to stay off the Lake District fells this week following unprecedented weather that has seen towns flooded and has cost a policeman his life.

Police investigate mountain rescue hoax calls

Police in Cumbria have confirmed they are investigating the circumstances of phone calls made during the November floods which led to mountain rescue teams mounting a search operation on Skiddaw.

Wainwright fans set up cash appeal for flood-hit county

The Wainwright Society has launched an appeal to help the stricken county of Cumbria after the worst floods in living memory.


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