Lake District

Rain and gales lash runners in first Lakes Sky Ultra race

Organisers of a gruelling Lakeland mountain race were forced to divert runners from the most difficult section of the route after high winds and heavy rain lashed the fells.

15 September 2015

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...

09 September 2015

Lake District bosses urge outdoor fans to stay safe when wild swimming

National park bosses are urging outdoor fans to stay safe when splashing out in the area’s lakes, rivers and tarns.

17 August 2015

Adam Perry abandons attempt to run 78 Lakeland summits in 24 hours

Ultrarunner Adam Perry had to abandon his attempt to break an 18-year-old Lake District record. The Helm Hill Runners member was aiming to complete...

15 June 2015

Berghaus and Lake District top BBC Countryfile Magazine's readers' poll

Readers of BBC Countryfile Magazine have named Berghaus as the top outdoor brand. And the Lake District topped the awards for UK’s national parks...

08 March 2015

Campaigners condemn 'atrocious' delay in Lakes and Dales park enlargement

Campaigners have described as ‘atrocious’ the delay in extending two national parks 18 months after a public inquiry made its recommendations.

24 February 2015

Lake District rescuers urge winter hillgoers to be prepared following two deaths

Mountain rescuers are urging hillgoers to be prepared as they head for the Lake District fells, following the deaths of two people in falls recently.

29 January 2015

Minister drops in on Fell Care Day as 18 rubber ducks removed from lake

Volunteer paddlers pulled 18 rubber ducks, along with watering cans and a tyre from a Cumbrian lake during a clean-up.

27 November 2014

Rangers remind Lake District visitors: we have no poo fairies

Lake District rangers say the beauty of the area is being blighted by unthinking visitors leaving litter.

12 August 2014

Lakeland campaingers urge public to say no to plans for 15 miles of pylons

Campaigners say the beauty of a national park is threatened by plans to build a power line with pylons as high as Nelson’s Column.

14 September 2015

'Bring your cowbells' say organisers of gnarly, hardcore Lakes Sky Ultra race

Runners in a new skyrunning event in the Lake District are being promised it will be ‘gnarly, hardcore and awesome’.

30 August 2015

Friends of Lake District condemn decision to build 50m-high pylons in national park

Campaigners have condemned a decision to build power lines on pylons up to 50m (164ft) high through the Lake District national park.

18 June 2015

Retailer George Fisher to start drone delivery of airborne snacks to hillwalkers

A Lake District outdoor retailer is offering hillgoers a novel way to top up their energy levels with an airborne food delivery service.

01 April 2015

Cicerone publishes new walkers' guides to Cumbria Way and high Lakeland fells

Outdoor guidebook specialist Cicerone has two new offerings for fans of the Lake District. Vivienne Crow’s Lake District: High Level and Fell Wal...

25 February 2015

New guide launched for winter climbers heading for the Lake District

A new guide for winter climbers in the Lake District is aimed at helping those heading for the hills find good conditions while avoiding damaging the sensitive upland environments.

29 January 2015

Lake District walkers rescued after getting lost in mist on High Stile

Two walkers had to be rescued after getting lost on a Lake District mountain. The pair became disoriented in thick cloud and bad weather on the Red...

06 December 2014

New pylon threat to Lake District as plans revealed to bury lines elsewhere

Campaigners have welcomed an announcement that overhead power lines may be buried in some of England and Wales’s national parks.

10 November 2014

Ultra athletes gear up for this weekend's Lakeland 100 and 50 races

An athlete who began his running career with a five-mile fun event to raise cash for his son’s football team will this weekend tackle a gruelling 100-mile course over the Lake District’s mountain passes.

23 July 2014


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