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Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after 65ft fall into gill near Seathwaite

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she tumbled 65ft into a Lakeland ravine.

09 December 2017

Body of caver found after search by rescuers on Yorkshire Dales fell

Rescuers searching for a missing caver in the Yorkshire Dales have found the body of a man. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called o...

09 December 2017

Dartmoor kayaker dies after getting trapped under tree in River Dart

A kayaker has died after getting trapped under a partly submerged tree on a Dartmoor river. Members of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton we...

07 December 2017

Walker stretchered from Helvellyn slopes after suffering head injury

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring himself. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.35pm on Saturday whe...

05 December 2017

Major mountain rescue exercise underway on Crianlarich hills

Police said members of the public should not be alarmed if they witness police activity on the hills around Crianlarich.

03 December 2017

Yorkshire Dales walker dies after collapsing at Gordale

A walker has died after collapsing in the Yorkshire Dales. Rescuers were alerted about 12.25pm on Friday by ambulance staff when the man became ill...

02 December 2017

Government pledges £80m in bid to open up Ordnance Survey mapping to small firms

The UK Government is providing £80m to help set up a Geospatial Commission, one of whose tasks will be to look at making mapping data available to small businesses.

28 November 2017

Central Beacons rescue team left devastated after fire at base

A mountain rescue team has been left devastated by a fire at its base that destroyed one of its vehicles and badly damaged two others.

26 November 2017

Bridgedale donates 500 pairs of socks for Outward Bound youngsters

Young people at an Outward Bound Trust centre will be able to step out in comfort thanks to a donation by sock brand Bridgedale.

24 November 2017

Derbyshire cave rescuers in three-hour operation to free terrier Peggy

Rescuers spent three hours extricating a dog that fell into a crevice between boulders while her owners were out walking with her.

09 December 2017

Cumbrian council rules Kirkby Moor windfarm must be dismantled as planned

Planners in Cumbria have ruled a windfarm near the boundary of the Lake District national park must be dismantled when its current consent runs out.

07 December 2017

Battle lines drawn over Thirlmere zipwire as public urged to make views known

A conservation charity has outlined its reasons for opposing controversial plans to build zipwires across a Lake District reservoir.

06 December 2017

Keswick rescuers in three-hour Borrowdale operation after terrier goes to ground

A rescue team spent more than three hours helping free a trapped dog from boulders in Borrowdale. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4....

04 December 2017

Rescuers praise 'splendid effort' of 80-year-old and friends in Lakeland incident

Rescuers were alerted after a group of walkers, including an 80-year-old woman, were reported to be in difficulties on the fells in the Lake District.

02 December 2017

Lakeland felltop assessors celebrate 30 years of service that began with 10p pieces

The man who pioneered the Lake District’s daily winter weather reports revealed the service relied on a pocketful of 10p pieces when it began.

01 December 2017

Injured Blencathra walker airlifted after slip on Blease Fell

An injured walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after she slipped in wintry conditions. The 35-year-old was on Blease Fell on Blencathra ...

27 November 2017

Aberdeen team's appeal after mystery theft of Cairngorms rescue post sign

A mountain rescue team is appealing for information after a bizarre theft in the Cairngorms. The ‘rescue post’ sign has disappeared from the bo...

25 November 2017

Scottish mountain volunteers' efforts recognised at outdoor trust meeting

Volunteers who have helped repair and maintain routes in Scotland’s national parks received recognition for their efforts.

24 November 2017

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