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Patterdale team in action as Glenridding floods for second time in four days

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called out overnight to help residents in a nearby village which flooded for the second time four days.

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

Brontë Falls walker airlifted from moors after breaking leg

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire beauty spot after he suffered a suspected broken leg. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out a...

Chancellor George Osborne protects national park funding despite Defra cuts

The Conservative Government said funding for national parks in England will not be cut, despite departmental savings announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

Road floods cause problems for rescuers heading for injured Ribbehead caver

Flash flooding in the area round the Yorkshire Three Peaks caused problems for rescuers trying to reach an injured caver.

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...

Rockfall and second washed-away bridge block more Cairngorms routes

More problems for outdoor fans have been reported in the Highlands in the wake of the storms brought by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.

Double shot of history marks Patterdale rescuers' 50th anniversary

A mountain rescue team had a double shot of history as members gathered to celebrate its half century.

Keen steps in with 200 pairs of boots to help Somerset flood victims

An outdoor footwear company has stepped in to help victims of flooding in the West Country. Keen sent 200 pairs of boots and 140 pairs of socks to ...

Northumberland team's close shave as tree falls on rescue site during Storm Desmond

A mountain rescue team has described how its members had a close shave while helping in the rescue of a family trapped by rising flood water.

Storm Desmond: mountain rescue team spends 45 hours helping flooded Border towns

A mountain rescue team has given an insight into two days’ events when nature threatened residents of southern Scotland and north-west England.

Rescuers warn walkers heading to Lakeland hills as floods and 100mph winds loom

Rescuers have warned walkers to think carefully before heading for the Lake District hills this weekend.

Northumberland rescuers celebrate 50 years with help from Rothbury

A Northumberland village is supporting its local mountain rescue team as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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...

Three children among group airlifted from Torridon bothy after river floods

A group of walkers and their dog had to be rescued after getting cut off by a fast-flowing river at a remote Torridon bothy.

Lairig Ghru link route impassable after floods sweep away Luibeg bridge

Mountain experts are warning that walkers in the Cairngorms face difficulties after a bridge was washed away.

Liz Truss appointed Environment Secretary as Cameron sacks Paterson

The climate-change sceptic minister in charge of England’s outdoors has been sacked by Prime Minister David Cameron, to be replaced by a rising star from the Conservative Party.

Record Scottish snowfalls bring skiers out on to slopes

While the floods in southern England have been grabbing the news headlines, the Scottish Highlands have had a bumper year of snow.


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