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Mountain rescue teams on standby as North Sea coast towns face flooding

Mountain rescue teams are on standby to help communities along the North Sea coast in anticipation of flooding.

Calder Valley rescuers prepare for future floods with £13,000 gear and training boost

A rescue team based in an area repeatedly hit by flooding has invested £13,000 in equipment and training to help in future incidents.

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.

Wasdale team's seven 'avoidable' callouts in 12 hours as rain lashes fells

Rescuers have again emphasised the need for hillgoers to be prepared after a team received seven callouts to England’s highest mountain in 12 hours.

More biker callouts as England and Wales mountain rescue figures rise

The number of mountain rescue incidents in England and Wales increased last year, bucking a trend of declining callouts.

Lakeland Dunmail Raise road set to re-open tomorrow, three weeks early

The main road through an English national park will open tomorrow, five months after severe floods washed part of it away.

New Ullswater Way opens, offering 20-mile walking circuit of lake

A new walking route has opened in a corner of the Lake District hit hard by last year’s floods. The Ullswater Way offers a waymarked circular pat...

Ex-Oban team leader elected Damon Powell elected chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue

A former team leader of Oban Mountain Rescue Team has been elected chair of the umbrella body for Scottish teams.

Outdoor fans urged to help BMC's Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding path scheme

Outdoor enthusiasts are being invited to help crowdfund repairs to some of England and Wales’s most used upland paths.

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

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...

Ex-Keswick rescue team deputy leader Roy Henderson receives rare award

A former member of a Lake District rescue team received a rare award to mark almost 30 years of voluntary service.

Environment professionals challenge Government to keep standards after EU vote

An environmental body has called on the UK Government to retain or improve protection following the country’s vote to leave the European Union.

Keswick festival organisers welcome early reopening of main Lakes road

Organisers of a major outdoor festival taking place in the Lake District this month have welcomed the early reopening of the national park’s main north-south road.

New Lake District walkers' and cyclists' track opens at Dunmail Raise

A new track for cyclists and walkers was officially opened, linking the North and South of the Lake District.

BBC man searches for heroes who rescued him during Cumbria Storm Desmond floods

A BBC presenter is hunting for heroes who came to his aid during floods in Cumbria. Mike Zeller is trying to contact a swiftwater team who rescued ...

Rescuers called to injured Helvellyn walker above closed Dunmail Raise road

Rescuers were called out for the first time this year to the western slopes of Helvellyn, above a road closed when part of it was washed away by floods.

New Dunmail Raise trail will help Lakeland walkers and cyclists avoid main road

National park bosses have announced they will install a new trail for cyclists and walkers near a section of main road washed away by the December floods.

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