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Rescued walker Jonathon Ward issues challenge to raise cash for air ambulance

A walker who was rescued after breaking his ankle on England’s highest mountain is urging outdoors enthusiasts to join him in a challenge to raise cash for the air ambulance that helped him.

Scientists reveal plan to cover Kinder Scout in green slime

Conservationists plan to cover parts of the Peak District’s highest hill in green slime. Walkers have been warned to expect scenes reminiscent of...

National park offers silly hat challenge to Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers

National park bosses are hoping for a head start to fundraising with a whacky challenge to walkers. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority wan...

Boy, 10, stretchered from Winlatter Forest after mountain bike crash

A boy was rescued from a Lake District forest after injuring his leg in a mountain biking accident. The 10-year-old was with a school group on the ...

Scots Government unveils plans for 30 new long-distance trails

The Scottish Government has announced ambitious plans to add 30 new long-distance routes to its network of trails in a bid to equal the best in Europe.

National parks 'at crossroads' as campaigners call for halt to cuts

Campaigners have called for an end to cuts in national park budgets as the UK general election approaches.

Tryfan walker clinging to Adam and Eve among nine ill prepared rescued walkers

Poorly equipped and ill prepared walkers kept mountain rescuers busy over the weekend in Snowdonia. One woman had to be rescued from Tryfan in high...

Badly Drawn Boy and Dodgy join Keswick Mountain Festival music line-up

A Mercury Music Prize winner and chart-toppers from the Britpop era will entertain crowds at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival.

On test: Montane Primino baselayers

Two tops and a pair of long johns which combine merino wool and Primaloft insulation. How did they perform on the hill?...

Kyle Boote's up to launch official Cleveland Way ale

Britain’s second-oldest national trail is to get an official brew, with sales of the beer helping to maintain the route.

Lake District rescuers produce 40,000 safety leaflets to try to reduce callouts

Mountain rescue teams in the Lake District are hoping to cut the number of callouts with 40,000 safety leaflets which will be distributed to visitors to the national park.

Injured Lake District walker airlifted from Scale Beck path

A walker was rescued after suffering a serious ankle injury on a Lake District footpath. Mountain rescuers were airlifted to a site close to the wo...

Inverness rescue helicopter base officially opened as Sea King service nears end

The civilian search and rescue helicopter base at Inverness was officially launched as the RAF and Royal Navy service entered its final few days in the area.

Campaigners call for inquiry into North York Moors plan for world's biggest potash mine

A charity is calling for a public inquiry into plans for a giant potash mine in the North York Moors.

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.

Berghaus and Lake District top BBC Countryfile Magazine's readers' poll

Readers of BBC Countryfile Magazine have named Berghaus as the top outdoor brand. And the Lake District topped the awards for UK’s national parks...

Rescuers' winter warning after Lakeland walkers get in to difficulties on fells

Mountain rescuers have warned walkers that wintry conditions still have a hold on the Lake District tops, after two incidents involving people getting into difficulties on the high fells.

How I cheated death after a fall on an icy Lake District mountainside

Paul Besley broke his skull, leg, ankle and shoulder when he fell while winter walking. Here's how he survived and how you could if the worst happened...

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