Lakeland felltop assessors celebrate 30 years of service that began with 10p pieces

The man who pioneered the Lake District’s daily winter weather reports revealed the service relied on a pocketful of 10p pieces when it began.

01 December 2017

Two new shelters planned as bothies charity appeals for volunteers

A charity that looks after remote mountain shelters is planning to open two new buildings this year. The Mountain Bothies Association said it hopes...

05 April 2013

Night-time rescue for charity challenge group lost on fells

A mountain rescue team had to go to the aid of a group taking part in a charity challenge in the early hours of this morning.

22 July 2012

Climber airlifted after Helvellyn fall

A woman was seriously injured while winter climbing on England’s third highest mountain. The 20-year-old student from London fell about 30m (100f...

27 November 2010

Queen honours outdoors stalwarts

A mountain rescue stalwart has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Roger Jones, who for many years was leader of the Ogwen Val...

12 June 2010

Outdoor enthusiasts needed to light up Hadrian's Wall

Organisers of an ambitious project to illuminate Hadrian’s Wall are on the lookout for keen lovers of the outdoors who will help light 500 torches along the route of the wall.

13 January 2010

Lake District signs up for Adventure Capital status

A series of signs has appeared in some of the Lake District’s best loved mountain areas. But these are not messages to warn walkers of the perils...

26 October 2009

Collapsed Snowdon runner named

The fellrunner who died in a mountain race at the weekend has been named. Mark Lear, 45, of Pentir, Bangor, collapsed during the International Snow...

20 July 2009

On test: Leatherman Juice CS4 and Micra multi-tools

Leatherman Juice CS4 Price: £89.95 Weight: 154g Leatherman Micra Price: £32.95 Weight: 54g Country of manufacture (both): USA Having a range of tools at your disposal while on the move or camping can make life a lot easier.

09 May 2014

Hague praises 'glamping' pods on youth hostel visit

The Foreign Secretary William Hague paid a visit close to home to see facilities at his local youth hostel.

08 August 2012

Bonita claims record with ascent of Everest's neighbour Lhotse

A woman who only took up climbing four years ago has become the first British female to climb the world’s fourth highest mountain.

30 May 2012

Novice cyclists can get Peak experience

Nervous cyclists and those new to two wheels are being offered the chance to get out and about in a national park with a range of free events.

19 August 2010

High cost of Highland bus stops service

A national park bus service has been axed after it was discovered each passenger was costing the park authority £78.

25 January 2010

Tragedy and triumph: the outdoor world in 2009 (continued)

Rodney Legg, chairman of Britain’s oldest national conservation body the Open Spaces Society stepped down.

01 January 2010

Estate raids follow golden eagle discovery

Police are seeking the help of walkers after a golden eagle was found poisoned on a Scottish estate. A number of addresses have been searched after...

30 July 2009


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