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Boy stuck on Drake Stone crag among eight rescues for North-East teams

Rescuers had to go to the aid of a 10-year-old boy who got stuck on a climbing crag in the Northumberland national park.

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Air ambulance flies to walker with ankle injury on Hadrian's Wall

A woman was treated and rescued by air ambulance staff after she injured her ankle while walking on Hadrian’s Wall.

Quirky wilderness and healthy-lung village emerge in Chinese renaming exercise

The results of a curious exercise in giving some of Britain’s finest landscapes new names have been revealed.

North Pennines Walking Festival opens with Wainwright theme

A walking festival kicks off this weekend in the northern reaches of the Pennines, with a Wainwright theme linked to his first ever long-distance walk.

Outdoor fan Kyleigh Hill will celebrate 30th birthday with 30 charity challenges

An outdoors fan will celebrate a milestone birthday year with a set of challenges that will see her cover the equivalent distance between her home and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

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.

Supporters' club takes control of long-distance Wainwright route

A new supporters’ club has been formed to promote a long-distance route first walked by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright 74 years ago.

Ultra-runner will tackle 1,000-mile Alpine route for charity

A leading long-distance athlete is preparing to run across the Alps in a 1,000-mile challenge to raise cash for charity.

Two walkers injured after being trampled by cows in separate incidents

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when he was trampled by cows and another was also hospitalised after a separate incident involving cattle.

Injured walker rescued from remote Northumberland hillside

An injured walker was rescued from remote moorland in the Northumberland national park. Volunteers from the North of Tyne and the Northumberland Na...

Pull on your boots and hit the trail to celebrate the Pennine Way's 50th anniversary

The UK’s oldest national trail hits its 50th birthday this year, and tourism bosses are urging walkers to celebrate the anniversary by pulling on their boots and visiting the route.

Ordnance Survey marks Wainwright's Pennine Journey on new maps

A long-distance trail based on a pre-war work by Alfred Wainwright has now appeared on the latest Ordnance Survey maps.

Fellranger author Mark Richards: the new Alfred Wainwright?

Next month will see a date a publisher says marks the handing over of Lakeland guidebook baton to a new generation.

Campaigners' dismay as Cumbria Hadrian's Cycleway plans given go-ahead

Campaigners have expressed their dismay at plans to allow a cycle path on common land in Cumbria. The Open Spaces Society said, although it was in ...

Ramblers tell Whitehall: set up charity to look after England's national trails

Britain’s biggest walking campaigning organisation called for the setting up of a charity trust to oversee England’s national trails.

Views sought on plans to bring 'localism' to England's national trails

The Government’s official body for the outdoors today outlined plans to bring localism to England’s national trails.

Broadcaster Maconie's follow-up book will chart his fellwanderings

A broadcaster, music presenter and journalist is following up his bestselling book with a collection of tales from his wanderings on the British fells.


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