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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.

Rescuers warn of tricky Wainwright route after family gets stuck on Barf

Mountain rescuers are warning walkers of the difficulty of tackling a route described by Alfred Wainwright up a Lake District fell.

Friends group says its offer for Blencathra has been accepted in principle

A community group said its offer has been accepted for a Lake District mountain that was put up for sale by its owner.

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.

Climber Doug Scott praises 'wonderful' £15,000 Keswick festival Nepal donations

A British climbing legend has praised organisers of fundraising events at a Lake District festival, which boosted an appeal for Nepal earthquake victims by almost £15,000.

Walkers prepare to celebrate Pennine Way's 50th anniversary this weekend

Walkers will gather this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Britain’s first long-distance national trail.

Midnight Helvellyn walk and Blencathra starlight trip in Keswick festival schedule

A Lake District festival will offer walkers the chance to take a midnight hike up England’s third highest mountain.

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