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Northumberland rescuers remind hill-goers to take account of earlier nightfall

Rescuers in Northumberland reminded hill-goers to plan their outings to take account of shortening daylight hours as British summer time ends.

24 October 2020

Wales closes to visitors as much of UK faces stricter lockdown measures

Wales will be out of bounds to visiting outdoor enthusiasts from Friday, and other parts of the UK will be subject to increased restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis.

23 October 2020

Prepare to end your walk in darkness, warn experts, as UK prepares to put clocks back

Hillgoers need to prepare to end their day’s activities in darkness, as the end of British summer time looms.

21 October 2020

Stuck charity walkers on Cadair Idris place burden on charity rescue team

A team that went to the aid of charity walkers in Snowdonia pointed out that callouts place an extra burden on rescuers who are themselves a charity.

18 October 2020

Three Lakeland walkers rescued from Clough Head after losing path in low cloud

Three walkers were rescued from a Lake District fell after getting into difficulties in low cloud. The group summited Clough Head and intended to d...

16 October 2020

Cake still on offer for charity fell care day's socially distanced volunteers

Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District is seeking volunteers for a special socially distanced fell care day.

15 October 2020

Ogwen team uses specialist app after What3words places stuck pair four miles away

Rescuers used a specialised smartphone system to locate two walkers stuck in a Snowdonia gully after the What3words system placed them in a quarry four miles away.

12 October 2020

Lost Cadair Idris walkers' descent 'could have become serious incident'

A group of walkers lost on Cadair Idris in Snowdonia risked a more serious incident when they followed a gully on their descent.

11 October 2020

Coniston rescuers celebrate as prize draw leaves them tyred

A Lake District rescue team is celebrating a win that has left it tyred. One of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team’s Land Rovers is sporting a complet...

09 October 2020

Capsized Derwent Water kayakers use phone light to guide rescuers

A group of paddlers who got into difficulties in the Lake District attracted rescuers’ attention with the light from a phone.

23 October 2020

Blencathra walker seriously injured in fall from Sharp Edge

A man was seriously injured when he fell from Sharp Edge on Blencathra. He was ascending the ridge on Wednesday with his son on Wednesday when he s...

22 October 2020

Badly parked vehicles hamper rescuers after Finnich Glen visitor injures arm in fall

Rescuers were hampered in their efforts to reach an injured person at a Stirlingshire beauty spot by inconsiderately parked vehicles.

19 October 2020

Keswick rescuers called out three times in one day to injured walkers and cyclist

Lake District rescuers were called out three times on Saturday to aid injured walkers and a mountain biker.

18 October 2020

Wales bans high-risk UK residents from travelling to low-coronavirus countryside

Much of Wales’s countryside is now out of bounds to large numbers of visitors from the rest of the UK.

16 October 2020

Ramblers receive £185,000 boost for Walking for Health scheme

Campaigning charity the Ramblers has received a cash boost to help it encourage walking. Sport England has given the organisation £185,000 of Nati...

14 October 2020

On test: Lomo Carbon Fibre Walking Poles reviewed

Price: £44.95 (pair) Country of manufacture: not stated Weight (pair): 440g Colour: black Length: collapsed: 62cm Maximum length: 135cm Material: carbon fibre These carbon fibre poles are part of the range from Glasgow-based Lomo, best known for its watersport gear.

11 October 2020

Rescuer Geraint Thomas among outdoors award recipients in Birthday Honours

A mountain rescuer is among outdoors luminaries recognised for their service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

10 October 2020

Yorkshire Dales bosses give green light to 'green' hotel at derelict wartime camp site

A derelict Second World War camp could be turned into an upmarket ‘green’ hotel under plans approved by Yorkshire Dales bosses.

07 October 2020