Lake District

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.

05 December 2016

Thirlmere island 'castaways' rescued after group's boat springs a leak

A group of adventurers had to be rescued from a Lake District island after their boat sprang a leak. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out sh...

12 November 2016

Alan Hinkes and Terry Abraham join Fjällräven-backed Lake District campaign

An outdoors brand has enlisted two mountain luminaries to help promote Lake District businesses in their winter campaign.

08 November 2016

Lake District walker airlifted from Hay Stacks path after injuring ankle

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after injuring herself. The 31-year-old woman from Redcar on Teesside was walking on the Hay S...

23 July 2016

Lakeland charity invites outdoor fans to dawn event to mark enlarged national park

A campaigning charity is inviting outdoor enthusiasts to join it to celebrate a new dawn for a national park.

14 July 2016

Coast to Coast walker rescued after injuring leg above Black Sail hostel

A walker on the Coast to Coast route was rescued after slipping and injuring her leg. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team members were finishing their wee...

14 May 2016

Friends of Lake District Black Combe walk will highlight planned pylon route

A conservation charity will lead a walk over a Lake District fell to highlight its opposition to a planned major power line.

12 April 2016

Bergans of Norway kits out Lake District felltop assessors

An outdoor brand that can trace its heritage back to Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmond Hillary has teamed up with the Lake District’s two felltop assessors.

06 January 2016

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

08 December 2015

Repairs to flood-damaged Lake District paths receive £3m European cash boost

Work to repair Lake District rights of way damaged in floods has been given a £3m boost. The European cash will help fund repairs to routes in the...

21 November 2016

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.

10 November 2016

Scores watch new dawn as Lake District and Yorkshire Dales extended

Scores of people saw dawn break over a national park landscape to mark the first day of the extended Lake District.

01 August 2016

Lakeland walker seriously injured in 100ft fall on Dove Crag

A walker was seriously injured when he fell 100ft from a Lake District mountain. The 48-year-old was walking on Dove Crag on Wednesday evening when...

14 July 2016

Runner Nicky Spinks completes double Bob Graham Round in record time

A woman who survived breast cancer has completed one of the country’s toughest mountain running challenges in record time.

16 May 2016

Mountaineers fear new National Trust charges will hit outdoor leader training

Mountaineers fear the introduction of fees for commercial use of land owned by one of the country’s biggest conservation charities could hit outdoor training.

19 April 2016

New Dunmail Raise trail will help Lakeland walkers and cyclists avoid main road

National park bosses have announced they will install a new trail for cyclists and walkers near a section of main road washed away by the December floods.

19 February 2016

Lake District flood warnings downgraded but more rain on way

Emergency services have stood down from their flood readiness in the Lake District as river levels recede.

23 December 2015

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

02 December 2015

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