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The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Man falls 500ft to his death as Lakeland walkers head for night at Priest's Hole

A man has died after falling almost 500ft on a Lake District mountain while heading for a cave made popular by a television programme earlier this year.

Friends group says its offer for Blencathra has been accepted in principle

A community group said its offer has been accepted for a Lake District mountain that was put up for sale by its owner.

Pavey Ark scramblers rescued after getting stuck on Jack's Rake

A group tackling a Lakeland route had to be rescued after getting stuck on a scramble that has been the scene of two deaths and a serious injury in recent years.

'Mountaineer's mountain' Blencathra up for sale, with £2.1m price tag

Alfred Wainwright called it a ‘mountaineer’s mountain; one of the grandest objects in Lakeland’.

Cumbria court fines Michael Sharkey for jumping from Devil's Bridge

A man has been fined for jumping off a Cumbrian bridge at a beauty spot where a man died last year. Michael Hugh Sharkey, 24, from Gressingham Driv...

Rescuers called out after dog dies in Lakeland ridge fall

Rescuers called out after calls for help were heard on a Lakeland ridge discovered a dog had fallen to its death.

Police name man who died in fall from Lakeland scramble route

Police have named the man who died in a fall from Jack’s Rake on Friday. Howard Gladwyn, 48, of Menston, West Yorkshire, fell between 700 and 800...

Police name walker in Lakeland death fall

The walker who died after falling from a Lakeland fell has been named by police. Peter Huntley, 55, of Preston, Lancashire, fell to his death from ...

Detective work uncovers tragic story behind name of Policeman Crag in Lake District

Detective work by a member of Cumbria police’s staff has uncovered the story behind a Lakeland landmark’s name.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Twitter and Facebook groups aim to raise cash to buy Blencathra

A social media campaign to crowdsource the purchase of one of Lakeland’s best loved mountains is gathering pace.

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Man rescued after getting stuck on death-fall scramble route

A walker had to be rescued from the Lakeland scrambling route where two people died recently. The man got stuck on Jack’s Rake while attempting t...

Man suffers serious injuries in Lakeland scrambling fall

A man suffered serious injuries after falling on a scrambling route today. The walker, in his 40s, tumbled 15m (50ft) while descending Sharp Edge o...

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

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