Lake District

California comes to Cumbria as George Fisher opens roof-top hot tub

A Lake District outdoor retailer is urging customers to pack their swimming costumes when they next visit the store.

31 March 2014

Walkers and climbers warned main Borrowdale road will close for six weeks

One of the main roads used by walkers and mountaineers heading for the Lake District’s central fells will be closed for six weeks for emergency repairs.

09 February 2014

Lake District walker suffers leg and back injury in Lanty's Tarn fall

A walker was rescued after falling and injuring herself on a Lake District fell. The woman, in her 50s, was walking near Lanty’s Tarn above Glenr...

20 November 2013

Eight-hour night rescue for Scafell Pike walkers lost at 'remotest spot'

Two men and their dog were rescued from one of the Lake District’s remotest spots in an eight-hour operation involving two volunteer teams and an RAF helicopter.

23 October 2013

Lake District walker rescued after breaking leg on High Rigg

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after breaking his leg. The 70-year-old, from Australia, was walking with his brother on High Rigg, ...

17 September 2013

Lake District bosses hit back at George Monbiot's 'sheepwrecked' claims

Lake District representatives hit back after a campaigning journalist described the area as one of the most depressing landscapes in Europe.

04 September 2013

Lake District and Yorkshire Dales expansion inquiry opens tomorrow

A public inquiry will open tomorrow to consider plans to extend two national parks. Campaigners want to see the enlargement of both the Yorkshire D...

03 June 2013

Lake District's felltop assessors' winter reports come to an end

The two men who make the daily journey to the top of England’s third highest mountain have hung up their crampons.

18 April 2013

Call for outdoors leaders to go back to classroom to promote Lakes

National park bosses are turning to outdoor leaders to help them promote the attractions of the Lake District.

05 March 2013

Blàbheinn and Crinkle Crags path projects contest £24,000 awards

The John Muir Trust’s plans to repair the path to Blàbheinn on the Isle of Skye have been put forward by outdoor brand Berghaus as one of the nominees in the European Outdoor Conservation Association competition.

16 March 2014

Winter's onset means it's time for Helvellyn felltop assessors to start work

Two men are preparing to begin the unusual job of climbing England’s third highest mountain every day to help keep members of the public safe.

03 December 2013

Outdoors fans urged to give views on nuclear plans after Cumbria failure

A conservation charity is urging outdoor enthusiasts to tell the Government their views on building an underground store for radioactive waste.

19 November 2013

Alan Hinkes urges outdoors fans to join Borrowdale fell care day

A record-breaking mountaineer has thrown his weight behind a volunteering day in the Lake District. Alan Hinkes, the only Briton to have climbed al...

18 September 2013

Woman rescued after breaking ankle on Red Screes

A walker was rescued after fell and broke her ankle on a Lake District mountain. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.10pm yesterday...

05 September 2013

Gang of four jailed for theft of Lake District mountain bikes worth £20,000

A gang of mountain bike thieves who stole machines worth more than £20,000 in the Lake District was sentenced to a total of more than 15 years in jail.

10 June 2013

Keen-sponsored hill clean-up will take place in Peak and Lake Districts

Outdoor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to clean up the environment and join in action pursuits for a second year.

16 May 2013

Winter-gear plea after injured walker airlifted from Place Fell

Mountain rescuers pleaded with walkers to remember they need crampons and ice-axes on the Lake District’s high fells.

31 March 2013

More than 200 divers among 500 volunteers in Windermere lake clean-up

An underwater clean-up of England’s largest natural lake attracted volunteers from across the country.

04 March 2013


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