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Mountain rescuers' new leaflet urges hillgoers to plan ahead to avoid callouts

Rescue organisations in England and Wales have released their latest version of a leaflet aimed at increasing safety for outdoor enthusiasts.

16 July 2019

Scouts aid Keswick rescuers in reckless Cat Bells 'incident'

Lake District mountain rescuers were called upon to deal with an incident where a group of youths had stolen a minibus and driven it up a fell, resulting in numerous injuries.

14 July 2019

Police launch Bothy Watch as walkers' safety put at risk by revellers

Police in the South of Scotland have launched a Bothy Watch scheme after reports the free shelters are being misused.

10 July 2019

Ellis Brigham urges outdoor fans to give gear a 2nd Life to help homeless

Retailer Ellis Brigham is urging outdoors enthusiasts to donate unwanted clothing and gear to help the homeless and cut landfill waste.

08 July 2019

On test: Osprey Katari 7 backpack reviewed

Price: £70 Weight: 534g Colour: grey/green Rated capacity: 7 litres Country of manufacture: Vietnam The Katari 7 is a slimline pack aimed at mountain bikers, cyclists and runners.

04 July 2019

Western Beacons rescuers end search for Zante tourist John Tossell

A group of south Wales rescuers will return from a Greek isle after an unsuccessful search for a missing British holidaymaker.

05 July 2019

Wainwright record-breaker Paul Tierney's map to be auctioned for charity

A map used to plot the route taken by record-breaking Wainwrights runner Paul Tierney is to be auctioned for charity.

05 July 2019

Wainwright Society calendar goes on sale to raise cash for Blencathra Centre

A calendar produced by aficionados of the late Alfred Wainwright has gone on sale. Profits from the Wainwright Society’s 2020 calendar will help ...

03 July 2019

Hostelling charity YHA appoints first woman chair Margaret Hart

A hostelling organisation has appointed the first female chair in its 89-year history. Margaret Hart is the new head of YHA (England & Wales), ...

02 July 2019

Rescuers called out after two Snowdonia walking groups stray on steep ground

Two groups of walkers were rescued in separate incidents after straying on to difficult ground on Snowdonia mountains.

15 July 2019

Group effort leads to restoration of Wild Boar Fell summit shelter in Yorkshire Dales

A landmark on the summit of a Yorkshire Dales hill has been rebuilt in a collaboration between the national park authority, a Rotary club and a local craftsman.

12 July 2019

Northumberland rescuers deal with four injured runners during Chevy Chase

A runner was airlifted from a Northumberland hillside after becoming unwell during a race. The 71-year-old was one of four casualties who were taki...

09 July 2019

Search for missing Fisherfield walker Martin Rhodes continues without success

Rescuers continued their search at the weekend for a walker who has been missing for two months in the remote Highlands of Wester Ross.

08 July 2019

Early callout for rescuers after Three Peaks walker falls on Pen-y-ghent

Rescuers had an early morning callout when a Yorkshire Three Peaks walker took a tumble and injured himself.

06 July 2019

Rescuers praise passers-by who helped injured Snowdonia walker on Cadair Idris

Rescuers have praised passers-by who tried to help an injured walker on a Snowdonia mountain. The woman, in her late 60s, slipped and jarred her ba...

05 July 2019

National Trust for Scotland appoints keen walker Sir Mark Jones as chair

The National Trust for Scotland has appointed a keen walker as its next chair. Sir Mark Jones will take over from Sir Moir Lockhead as head of the ...

04 July 2019

Lomond bosses start trials to teach campers how to poo in the great outdoors

National park bosses are tackling the growing problem of human waste in the great outdoors. The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs authority said it’s...

02 July 2019

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted after fall on Buttermere fells

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering multiple injuries in a fall. The 67-year-old fell on the descent from High Crag to...

02 July 2019