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Man rescued after suffering injuries in Sharp Edge fall

A man was rescued after falling and injuring himself on Sharp Edge on Blencathra. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team went to his aid after being alerted ...

23 January 2020

Friends of Lake District launches campaign for 'under siege' national park

The charity that played a part in the setting up of a national park in the Lake District has thrown its weight behind calls to protect it from developments it says threaten its character.

20 January 2020

Injured Helvellyn walker airlifted from mountain after fall from Striding Edge

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District ridge after suffering injuries in a fall. A Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service team from RAF Leemi...

19 January 2020

Woman fined £2,000 for damaging healthy tree in Yorkshire Dales village

Magistrates have fined a woman £2,000 for severely cutting back a healthy tree in a national park conservation area.

17 January 2020

Spine Race runner stretchered from fells after being found at High Cup Nick

A competitor in the Montane Spine Race had to be stretchered from the fells after becoming disoriented in the dark.

16 January 2020

Cairngorm rescuers' 'rant' after 16-mile walk in storm to find walker safe in bothy

A rescue team leader described as ‘a total waste of our resources’ an incident in which its members battled driving sleet in Storm Brendan to reach a walker, only to find him in his sleeping bag in a bothy.

14 January 2020

Race for Spine Race lead hots up as temperatures set to plunge

The race for the lead of the Montane Spine Race is hotting up as runners face freezing temperatures and 70mph gusts.

13 January 2020

Yorkshire Dales staff to host information event for youth expedition leaders

National park officers are inviting youth expedition leaders to a free event in the Yorkshire Dales. A Walk in the Park is aimed at providing infor...

10 January 2020

Plans revealed for latest 125-mile Morecambe Bay stretch of England Coast Path

Plans for the latest section of the England Coast Path have been revealed. If approved, the 125-mile stretch from Silecroft in Cumbria to Cleveleys...

08 January 2020

Two walkers rescued from Blencathra after getting stuck on wintry crags

Two walkers were rescued from Blencathra after getting stuck in wintry conditions on steep ground. Passers-by alerted police on Sunday when they he...

20 January 2020

Collapsed Spine Race runner stretchered from remote Border Ridge hill

A competitor in the Montane Spine Race was stretchered from a remote hill after collapsing. Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and c...

20 January 2020

Record-breaking climber Nims Purja is star speaker at February Fort William festival

A mountaineer who summited all 14 of the world’s highest peaks in record time is the star speaker at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

17 January 2020

Fastest Briton Sabrina Verjee takes women's trophy in Spine Race

Sabrina Verjee has taken the women’s trophy in the Montane Spine Race. The runner reached the finish at Kirk Yetholm in a total time of 108hrs 7m...

16 January 2020

John Kelly takes Spine Race victory by a margin of more than 30 miles

Runner John Kelly has scored a resounding victory in the Montane Spine Race. The USA athlete had an unassailable lead as he approached the finish a...

15 January 2020

'Loyalty card' quip as Dales cavers rescued for second time in less than four weeks

Four cavers were rescued after spending more than 24 hours underground when rising water trapped them in a Dales system.

14 January 2020

Montane Spine Challenger runners face 80mph winds at start of Pennine Way race

Runners face forecast winds of up to 80mph as they begin a winter challenge up the Pennine Way. Almost 100 competitors are expected to make the sta...

10 January 2020

Polartec lightweight Power Air: a waste-free wardrobe

For the conscious adventurers among us, our appreciation of the outdoors is being muddied with our concern over the frequent news of our impact on it.

24 December 2019

Busy start to 2020 with four callouts for Bowland Pennine rescuers

A Lancashire rescue team was called out four times in five days as the new decade began. Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team was alerted on Thursd...

06 January 2020