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Lake District mountain assessors start new winter season with added safety hints

Two of the Lake District’s busiest walkers begin their winter season again today. The national park’s felltop assessors will make the ascent of...

Lake District felltop assessors resume Helvellyn climbs as winter service begins

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors will resume work next week, as they take it in turns to make the journey to the summit of England’s third highest mountain.

Government confirms Lakes and Dales national parks will be extended

The Government has announced that two national parks in northern England will be extended. The long-awaited decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales ...

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

High Street performers entertain hillwalkers on Lakeland fell

Two street artists entertained hillwalkers with a performance on England’s highest High Street. Jem Famous and Campbell Innes launched the Lakes ...

Charity offers fell for mountain rescue dog training

Search dogs will be able to enjoy regular training sessions on a Cumbrian fell after its owners offered the land for their use.

View from the top: one national park boss's plan to cope with cuts

The boss of England’s biggest national park has pledged to continue providing outdoor enthusiasts with the same services despite having its cash cut.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Dave Freeborn wins award for mountain rescue film as edited version released

A mountain rescuer who jointly directed a short film about the movement has received an award. Dave Freeborn produced and co-directed the promotion...

Campaigners frustrated at 'pathetic' two-year Lakes and Dales decision delay

Campaigners say they are frustrated by Government delays on a proposed extension of two national parks in the North of England.

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...

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.

Chief hails 'commonsense' decision on Lakes and Dales park extensions

The decision to recommend the enlargement of two English national parks has been hailed as a victory for commonsense.

Famous mountain-top performance will launch Lakes Alive season

An artist will put on a street performance with a difference to kick off a summer season of events in the Lake District.

2010 in retrospect: join us in a look back at the outdoors year

As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at the events that have shaped the events in 2010. From tragedy to triumph, heartbreak to ecstasy, t...

New book will help walkers make sense of the Lake District landscape

Peter Wilson is a keen hillwalker, runner and cyclist. The Lancashire-born outdoor enthusiast also happens to be a Reader in Quaternary Science at the...

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