Lake District

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

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

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

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

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