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Tragedy and comedy as Cockermouth rescuers clock up second-busiest year

A Lake District mountain rescue team had its second-busiest on record in 2015, with 76 callouts recorded in the year.

Border Ridge refuge hut 'saved hypothermic walker's life' say rescuers

Rescuers said the existence of a mountain refuge hut probably saved the life of a walker on the Border Ridge.

Berghaus leads winter activities for school as part of #itsgreatoutthere campaign

A leading outdoors brand gave schoolchildren a taste of adventure as part of a Europe-wide scheme to encourage people into the countryside.

On test: winter waterproof jackets reviewed

Ten waterproof jackets with a variety of different systems designed to keep you dry on the hill. Which works best?...

Runner Javed Bhatti arrives at Edale to complete amazing double Pennine Way run

A runner who completed the gruelling race along the length of the Pennine Way has succeeded in his attempt to run the whole route again in the opposite direction.

Sir Chris Bonington urges outdoor fans to chip in to help 'magical' Suilven route

A mountaineering elder statesman is urging outdoor enthusiasts to back a plan to raise £50,000 to help complete repairs to a path on a ‘magical walk’.

Spine Race finisher Javed Bhatti heads south to attempt double Pennine Way run

So what do you do when you’ve just completed the country’s most brutal race up the snowy spine of England.

Spine Race runners help hypothermic walker to safety on Border Ridge

A walker suffering from hypothermia in sub-zero temperatures was helped to safety by competitors in a gruelling long-distance race.

Climbers plucked from avalanche-prone Snowdonia crag after night on mountain

Two climbers were plucked from an avalanche-prone Snowdonia gully after spending the night in sub-zero temperatures on the mountain.

National park bosses plead with walkers to stop building cairns

National park wardens are pleading with walkers to stop making cairns on the mountains. Snowdonia staff say footpaths and the fragile upland enviro...

Two walkers rescued after getting lost on Dartmoor route in 'horrendous' weather

Two walkers were brought to safety from Dartmoor after getting lost in conditions described by rescuers as horrendous.

Actor Brian Blessed backs Peak District fundraising Walk in the Park event

A larger-than-life television personality and adventurer has thrown his weight behind a scheme to help care for trails in a national park.

Rescuers use grid reference plaques to guide lost Snowdon walkers to safety

A group of walkers was guided to safety using grid reference markers on a gate post, after getting lost on Wales’s highest mountain.

Birthday boy Javed Bhatti on course to complete remarkable Pennine Way double

Ultrarunner Javed Bhatti is on course to complete a remarkable winter double run of the Pennine Way this weekend.

Veteran mountaineer Mick Tighe awarded mountain culture accolade

A veteran mountain guide and rescue team member has been awarded a top accolade. Mick Tighe is the winner of this year’s Scottish Award for Excel...

Three children among family rescued from snowbound 4x4 on Lakeland track

Three children were among a family rescued after getting stuck in the snow on a remote Lake District track.

Government approves 70-mile section of England Coast Path along North Sea shore

The longest stretch of England’s coastal path so far proposed was given approval by the Government today.

Eoin Keith claims victory in The Spine Race and smashes record by 15 hours

Ultrarunner Eoin Keith has clinched victory in the event dubbed Britain’s most brutal race. The Cork-based runner smashed the record for The Mont...

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