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Wainwright's 'unofficial' Coast to Coast Walk to gain national-trail status

The Coast to Coast Walk devised 50 years ago by author Alfred Wainwright is to gain national-trail status.

12 August 2022

Busy week for Keswick rescuers with six incidents in five days

Volunteers from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were called out six times in five days to aid walkers and mountain bikers on the fells.

06 August 2022

Helvellyn walker airlifted to hospital after falling 30ft on Striding Edge

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall on Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

02 August 2022

Teen guided to safety from crag after separating from family on Scafell Pike walk

A teenager had to call for help from a Lakeland crag after separating from his family. The 18-year-old was on a walk up Scafell Pike but later stru...

30 July 2022

On test: Danner Trail 2650 Campo GTX shoes reviewed

Price: £210 Colour: black/grey/red Weight: 688g a pair (size 9½) Construction: leather with textile panels Country of manufacture: Vietnam Sole stiffness: 4/10 Heel-to-toe drop: 8mm Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Invisible Fit Women’s version: yes Sizes: men’s 6-13 medium or wide; women’s 3-9 medium I’ve put the Danner Trail 2650 Campo GTX shoes to an extended test over a period of four months in conditions ranging from cool and wet days to hot summer outings on the hills.

26 July 2022

Yorkshire Dales rescuers and diversity group Mosaic Outdoors post safety videos

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales have teamed up with a community organisation to produce a series of short videos to encourage safe use of the outdoors.

19 July 2022

Moorland wildfire released emissions equivalent to small town's carbon footprint

Experts have revealed a moorland wildfire released emissions equivalent to the carbon footprint of a small town.

17 July 2022

North York Moors bosses seek voluntary walk leaders from diverse communities

A national park is on the lookout for volunteers from more diverse backgrounds to join its roster of walk leaders.

10 July 2022

Woman airlifted to hospital after suffering multiple injuries in Kirk Fell tumble

A woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering multiple injuries in a fall on a Lake District mountain.

19 June 2022

Dartmoor national park bosses ban barbecues as fire risk rises during heatwave

National park bosses in Dartmoor have banned barbecues and open fires on common land in the area. The move is in response to the increased risk of ...

11 August 2022

Lakeland walker rescued after injuring ankle on Rest Dodd

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after she injured her ankle. The woman was descending Rest Dodd on Saturday when she slipped on a gr...

06 August 2022

Rescuers find Lakeland walker missing overnight, after major search

A major search was launched on Sunday morning for a walker reported missing overnight in the North of the Lake District.

31 July 2022

Snowdonia team rescues cragfast sheepdog Kemp from perilous position

Rescuers in Snowdonia responded to a farmer’s appeal for help to retrieve his sheepdog from a crag.

28 July 2022

Two new helicopter bases planned under Coastguard seach-and-rescue deal

Two new helicopter bases will be set up in plans for the next stage of the UK’s civilian search and rescue service.

23 July 2022

Latest section of England Coast Path adds 85 miles of Essex shore to national trail

The establishment of the England Coast Path is continuing, with a further 85 miles opened around the Thames Estuary in Essex.

18 July 2022

Helvellyn walker airlifted to hospital after falling from Striding Edge

A walker was airlifted from England’s third-highest mountain after injuring herself in a fall. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 1.4...

17 July 2022

Lake District teams called out to 21 rescues in eight days

Rescue teams in the Lake District have been kept busy over the past eight days with teams in the area called out 21 times, a quarter of which were to help lost and missing people on the fells.

01 July 2022

Public back plans for family-friendly route on old Wensleydale trackbed

Members of the public have emphatically backed the idea of creating an accessible leisure route in the Yorkshire Dales.

18 June 2022