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Joss Naylor invites public to join him during 30-mile 80th birthday Lakeland run

A fellrunning legend has invited fellow runners to join him at the weekend as he tackles a 30-mile route across the Lakeland mountains to mark his 80th birthday.

Review: Life of a Mountain: Blencathra by Terry Abraham

Independent film-maker Terry Abraham's second movie in a Lake District trilogy is a visually stunning portrait of 'the people's mountain'.

Fellrunner Joss Naylor will mark 80th birthday with 30-mile Lakeland route

A fellrunning legend will make a fundraising journey recalling his father’s move across Cumbria more than 90 years ago.

Runner Steve Birkinshaw backs festival appeal to repair Cat Bells storm damage

An ultrarunner who broke the record for summiting all of Alfred Wainwright’s Lakeland fells joined teams repairing flood damage on one of the most popular hills described by the author.

Julia Bradbury joins stars lined up for Keswick Mountain Festival

A television star will join record-breaking mountaineers and a double Olympic champion at a mountain festival this year.

Mountain guides' plea to walkers to light up Cat Bells to raise Nepal earthquake cash

A group of mountain guides plans to light up a Lake District fell to raise cash for Nepal earthquake victims.

Wainwright Society helps plans to improve Bowderstone Bothy disabled access

A group devoted to the works of the late fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright is backing a bid to help disabled people enjoy the Lake District.

Campaigners welcome withdrawal of Thirlmere fells fence plans

Campaigners have welcomed a decision to withdraw plans for fencing on a Lake District common. United Utilities said it wants to carry out consultat...

Northern Traverse runners will race across Wainwright's Coast to Coast route

We’re not sure Alfred would have approved, in fact we’re pretty sure it would have brought a frown to the brow of the opinionated fellwalker.

Fish-shop tales will feature in film-maker Richard Else's Alfred Wainwright lecture

A film-maker who helped bring acclaimed outdoor writer Alfred Wainwright to the television screen will speak at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the author’s death.

New Ullswater Way opens, offering 20-mile walking circuit of lake

A new walking route has opened in a corner of the Lake District hit hard by last year’s floods. The Ullswater Way offers a waymarked circular pat...

Search dogs and animal shelter benefit from £12,000 Wainwright Society handout

Four-legged charities were the beneficiaries of cash handouts from aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright.

Appeal launched to pave Coast to Coast Walk bog on Nine Standards Rigg

Plans are afoot to improve the boggiest section of one of England’s most popular long-distance walking routes.

Shots of Sallows and Derwent Water win Wainwright Society photography prizes

A frosty shot of a Lakeland summit has scooped top prize in a competition run by devotees of the late author Alfred Wainwright.

Friends of Blencathra: we still intend to buy mountain

A community group trying to buy a Lake District mountain insists it is still in negotiations to take over the property.

Sale of Blencathra in the balance as agents contradict Friends group

Confusion surrounds the future of a Lake District mountain after conflicting reports of its potential sale.

Drew Whitworth’s Kilimanjaro trek helps raise £1,000 for Calder Valley rescuers

A rescue team will benefit from a grand effort by a man who climbed Africa’s highest mountain. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team will use the ...

Runners, walkers and cyclists smash records in weekend of Cumbrian challenges

Records fell and personal goals were scored during a weekend of varied challenges across the Lake District.

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