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Tragedy and comedy as Cockermouth rescuers clock up second-busiest year

A Lake District mountain rescue team had its second-busiest on record in 2015, with 76 callouts recorded in the year.

Walker airlifted from Hay Stacks after suffering heart attack

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after collapsing with chest pains. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 5pm on Thursday...

Bothies charity adds Dryfehead and Dubs Hut shelters to its list

A charity’s volunteers have spent two years renovating a near derelict shepherd’s cottage to provide a shelter for walkers.

Injured walker airlifted from Hay Stacks

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring his leg. The 42-year-old, from Essex, was on Hay Stacks today when he injured his k...

Injured teenager airlifted from Hay Stacks

A teenager was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after injuring himself. The 16-year-old boy was on Hay Stacks when he injured his knee just ...

Black Sail youth hostel will close for a month to allow £¼m facelift

One of England’s remotest youth hostels will get a £¼m facelift for its 80th birthday. The Black Sail hostel at the head of Ennerdale can only ...

Two teams help injured man airlifted from Lakeland fell

An injured man was airlifted to hospital in an operation involving two mountain rescue teams and an air ambulance.

Man brought to safety after getting stuck on Lakeland crag

A man was rescued after getting stuck on a Lakeland crag. The 23-year-old from Cheshire became cragfast on Great Round How at the head of Buttermer...

Walkers offered chance to take to the hills with outdoors broadcaster

Visitors to a mountain festival will be able to take to the hills with one of the best known outdoor writers of the day.

Rescuers searching for missing walker find body on Fleetwith Pike

Rescuers searching for a walker missing on the Lake District fells have found a body. Three teams and six search dogs and handlers were called out ...

Rescuers turn out to aid Hay Stacks dog that was neither injured nor stuck

A mountain rescue turned out to aid a dog reported to be stuck on a ledge on a Lake District fell. Twenty-nine members of Cockermouth Mountain Resc...

Lost Hay Stacks walker guided to safety after smartphone pinpoints position

A walker was guided to safety after getting lost on a Lake District mountain. The 60-year-old from Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire rang for h...

Walker suffers head and back injuries in Hay Stacks fall

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering head and back injuries on a Lake District fell. The 60-year-old woman was coming down from Hay S...

Nick Burton's Wainwright's Way charts route from author's birth to death

The enduring fascination with the late author Alfred Wainwright continues for many outdoor fans. And now a walk leader has devised a 126-mile route...

Walker suffers broken ankle in fall on Lakeland pass

A walker was rescued after injuring herself in a fall on a Lakeland pass. The 77-year-old from London suffered a suspected broken ankle in the inci...

Wainwright calendar goes on sale to raise funds for juniper project

The annual calendar produced by members of the Wainwright Society has gone on sale. Profits from the 2013 calendar, which features photographs take...

Walker suffers head and back injuries in trip

A walker was rescued after injuring her head on a fell in the Lake District. The 69-year-old from Cheshire was on a route between Honister and Hay...

Rescuers help injured walkers on Cumbrian fells

Mountain rescuers were airlifted on to a Lakeland fell to help a walker who had fallen and injured herself.

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