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Rescuers' daylight hours warning after lost walker guided from Lakeland fell

Rescuers in the Lake District reminded hill-goers to take account of shortening daylight hours after a walker had to be guided to safety as night fell.

29 October 2020

Searches continue in Glen Lyon for missing mountain runner Chris Smith

Searches are continuing for a third day for an experienced mountain runner who has gone missing in the Highlands.

29 October 2020

What should be in your winter rucksack? A mountain expert gives his views

The long, warm days of the early summer are a distant memory and hill-goers need to put their outdoors brains into winter gear.

27 October 2020

Walker rescued after spending night on Wester Ross mountains

A walker was rescued after going missing in north-west Scotland. The woman was reported overdue after heading out for an expedition to tackle the f...

27 October 2020

Replica plaque fitting caps summer-long repairs of Ingleborough summit shelter

A structure that has provided welcoming shelter for hillgoers on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks for more than 60 years has been restored and rebuilt.

26 October 2020

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

Rescuers searching for missing runner Chris Smith find body near Glen Lyon munro

Rescuers searching for missing mountain runner Chris Smith have found a body. Police Scotland said the discovery was made about 11.50am on Thursday...

29 October 2020

Mountain runner Chris Smith reported missing on Glen Lyon hills

A GB team international mountain runner has gone missing in the Scottish Highlands. Chris Smith headed out for a two-hour run on the mountains of G...

28 October 2020

Teen reunited with parents after becoming separated while walking on Dale Head

A teenager was safely reunited with his parents after becoming separated in poor visibility on a Lake District fell.

27 October 2020

Lakeland walker stretchered from Hallin Fell after injuring leg

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District hillside after injuring herself. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 1pm on ...

27 October 2020

Two groups of walkers rescued in worsening weather by Northumberland teams

Two groups of walkers were rescued after getting into difficulties in bad weather in the north Pennines at the weekend.

26 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