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World's biggest potash mine planned next to Coast to Coast Walk route

A national park authority has received an application for the world’s biggest potash mine close to the route of Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk.

Severely ill wild-camper among six callouts for busy Keswick rescue team

A man wild camping in the Lake District had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering severe abdominal pains.

Lost Coast to Coast walker found above Haweswater after four-hour search

A woman on the Coast to Coast Walk was rescued after a major search involving 50 mountain rescuers. The woman, from the Netherlands, got lost while...

Barefoot Shepherdess Alison O'Neill will give annual Wainwright lecture

A walking guide dubbed the Barefoot Shepherdess will be the speaker at the Wainwright Society’s annual lecture.

Steve Birkinshaw smashes Joss Naylor's Wainwrights record by 12 hours

Long-distance specialist Steve Birkinshaw has smashed the record for a round of the Lake District’s 214 Wainwright fells.

Steve Birkinshaw passes halfway mark in his Wainwrights record bid

Ultrarunner Steve Birkinshaw has passed the halfway point in his bid to break the record for summiting the Lake District’s Wainwright peaks.

Wainwright biographer Hunter Davies and rescuers hounoured by queen

Alfred Wainwright’s biographer and two mountain rescue volunteers have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Ultrarunner Steve Birkinshaw eyes Joss Naylor's Wainwrights record

A Cumbria-based ultrarunner is planning to smash a 27-year-old record for the ascent of all the Lake District’s Wainwrights.

Keswick festival walk programme includes Blencathra and 40 Wainwrights

Visitors to an upcoming Lake District mountain festival will have the opportunity to walk up a mountain recently put on the market with a price tag of more than £2m.

Wainwright Society calendar profits will to to Brathay charity

A calendar produced by aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright is now on sale. The Wainwright Society’s annual calendar features photogr...

Ordnance Survey marks Wainwright's Pennine Journey on new maps

A long-distance trail based on a pre-war work by Alfred Wainwright has now appeared on the latest Ordnance Survey maps.

Friends of Blencathra: 'negotiations still open' on mountain sale

A community group bidding to buy a Lake District mountain said it was business as usual and they believe negations are still continuing despite the owner saying it had been sold.

War of words breaks out over Blencathra community asset bid deadline

A group which wants to register a Lake District mountain as a community asset says a council has reneged on a pledge to deal with the application before the closing date for the fell’s sale.

Runner Steve Birkinshaw on track to beat Wainwrights record tonight

Ultrarunner Steve Birkinshaw is on schedule to break the record late today for the fastest round of all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District.

Steve Birkinshaw's Wainwrights record bid: 28 bagged in first 12 hours

Ultrarunner Steve Birkinshaw is 12 hours into his attempt to break a 27-year-old record for summiting all of the Lake District’s Wainwright peaks.

Helm Crag ascent by Alan Hinkes tops Wainwright Society fundraiser

The only Briton to summit the world’s 14 highest mountains admitted he has yet to complete the ascent of the Lake District’s Wainwrights.

Wainwright fans seek first-hand accounts of encounters with late author

Did you ever come across a familiar-looking taciturn bespectacled fellwalker on your travels? Aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainw...

'Mountaineer's mountain' Blencathra up for sale, with £2.1m price tag

Alfred Wainwright called it a ‘mountaineer’s mountain; one of the grandest objects in Lakeland’.

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