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Campaigners call for better protection for England's national parks

England’s national parks are at risk of unwarranted development because of a piecemeal approach to planning, a report says.

Campaigners welcome new plans to bury Lake District power lines

Campaigners have welcomed an announcement that planned power lines through the Lake District will be buried underground.

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted from fell after slip at Burnmoor Tarn

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring herself in a fall. The woman, in her 80s, slipped and suffered suspected back injur...

North Pennines walker injured after falling 60ft into Hareshaw Linn gorge

A walker was rescued after falling 60ft into a gorge in the North Pennines. The woman slipped off the footpath leading into Hareshaw Linn from Bell...

Every little helps: Tesco shoppers in vote for Nine Standards Rigg path work

Supermarket shoppers have the chance to bag some cash to help improve a notoriously boggy route across a Yorkshire Dales fell.

Radical history, Happy Valley locations and Brontë sunset feature in Walk and Ride Festival

A fortnight-long outdoor festival kicks off this weekend in the South Pennines. Radical history and a literary sunset are among themes for walks du...

Police launch murder probe after body is found on Peak District moor

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on a Peak District moor. Derbyshire Constabulary said the 34-year-old from Rothe...

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.

Mend Our Mountains-funded work begins with Exmoor footpath restoration

Footpath repairs supported by a crowdfunding project have begun on Exmoor. A section of a route near Chains Combe in Exmoor national park is the fi...

New West Pennines moorland protection area is biggest for 12 years

A large area of moorland in upland northern England has just gained special legal protection for its environment.

Team in 'life and death' search to rescue Peak District walker lost in blizzard

A walker lost in a blizzard on the Pennine moors was rescued in a ‘life and death’ operation lasting six hours.

Mountain biker with injured leg fourth callout for Calder Valley rescue team

An injured mountain biker was rescued after suffering a suspected broken leg in remote woods in the South Pennines.

Ian Mercer, giant of national-park movement, dies aged 83

A leading figure in the outdoors movement has died after a career advancing the cause of national parks and public access, Ian Mercer was the first Dartmoor national park officer and the first chief executive of the Welsh Government’s advisory body, the Countryside Council for Wales.

Injured Yorkshire Dales walkers rescued in two separate incidents

A walker was rescued after falling on a rocky path in the Yorkshire Dales. The 71-year-old tripped and injured himself near the top of Trow Gill, b...

Injured dog stretchered from The Cheviot during busy week for rescuers

An injured dog was among those rescued in a busy week for north-eastern mountain rescue teams. The labradoodle badly injured his leg while walking ...

Actor Caroline Quentin joins Campaign for National Parks as president

A television actor and presenter has joined a campaigning group as its president. Caroline Quentin said she was thrilled to work with the Campaign ...

Walker sledged from Kinder Scout after breaking wrist in fall

A walker was sledged from the Peak District’s highest hill after breaking her wrist in a fall. Edale Mountain Rescue Team used its specialised st...

Officers searching River Dart for missing teen Nathan Wood find body

Police searching for a missing teenager in Devon have found a body. Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police said the discovery was made in the Rive...

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