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Say hello to the South Pennines – a 'self-appointed' park

The South Pennines missed out when national parks were created; now, 70 years later, a 'self appointed' alternative park has come into being.

14 September 2021

Walker airlifted to hospital after dog drags her over 50ft Lakeland waterfall cliff

A walker was airlifted to hospital after falling 50ft at a Lake District waterfall. The woman was pulled over a steep cliff by her dog and landed i...

09 September 2021

Lakeland walker collapses with heat exhaustion on Gowbarrow Fell

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after collapsing with heat exhaustion. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5pm ...

07 September 2021

Team uses harness and rope to rescue walker on Helvellyn's slopes

Rescuers used a harness and rope to bring to safety a walker who had ventured into steep ground on a Lake District mountainside.

03 September 2021

Police appeal for information on Patrick Cahill, missing in Lake District

Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a man who has gone missing. Patrick Cahill is from Colwyn Bay in north Wales, but officers ...

02 September 2021

Endurance walker James Forrest claims record for National Three Peaks challenge

An adventurer has claimed a new record for the ascent of the National Three Peaks. James Forrest summited Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, walk...

31 August 2021

Walker winched from Cadair Idris after injuring knee

A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after injuring his knee. Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 4.30pm on Sund...

30 August 2021

Surveying sleuth Myrddyn Phillips adds a new marilyn to hill-baggers' list

To non-hill-list baggers, the marilyns can seem a strange group. Conceived from a homonymous linking of Sir Hugh Munro’s list of Scottish 3,...

30 August 2021

HF Holidays boosts Aberdyfi rescuers' radio appeal with £16,500 donation

A tour and activity provider has given a boost to a rescue team’s appeal for new radios with a donation of more than £16,500.

27 August 2021

Simon Roberts and Katie Mills take honours in Montane Dragon's Back Race

Runner Simon Roberts has won the Montane Dragon’s Back Race, having led the field for all but one day.

11 September 2021

How to call for help: Scottish rescuers issue guide to hill-goers

Rescuers north of the border have issued advice to hillwalkers and climbers on how to call for help if they get into difficulties.

08 September 2021

Two fancied runners out on first day as Montane Dragon's Back athletes hit the hills

A brutal multi-day race down the length of Wales is underway, with 367 runners making the start at Conwy Castle.

06 September 2021

Access battle 'not over', as campaigners gather to mark Winter Hill demo date

Campaigners will gather this weekend to mark the 125th anniversary of a milestone in the rights of the public to access England’s uplands.

03 September 2021

Social media query prompts pair's gruelling straight-line walk across Cairngorms

An expert’s answer to a geographical social media query prompted what turned out to be a gruelling Highland expedition for a pair of adventurers.

31 August 2021

Fallen climber among three bank holiday callouts for Northumberland rescuers

A fallen rock-climber was among three people rescued by Northumberland teams in separate incidents over the bank holiday weekend.

31 August 2021

Keswick team rescues three walkers with leg injuries in one day

A Lake District team was called out three times in one day to deal with separate instances of walkers with lower leg injuries.

30 August 2021

Precariously placed sheep provides Sunday practice for Lakeland rescuers

An adventurous sheep trapped in a Lakeland ravine provided some useful practice for rescuers. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was asked by a farmer...

29 August 2021

Charity walkers raise cash to provide 1,000 pairs of boots for schoolchildren

Schoolchildren in north-east England will be able to boot up thanks to a campaign involving 50 charity walks.

26 August 2021