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Mountaineers urge planners to look at bigger picture with Glen Etive hydro schemes

Mountaineers in Scotland are urging planners to look at the bigger picture when considering proposals for hydro-electric schemes in Glen Etive.

09 January 2019

Campaigners suggest 20mph limit on roads crossing common land

Campaigners say speed limits on roads crossing common land should be as low as 20mph. The Open Spaces Society called for enforced speed limits on u...

07 January 2019

Keswick rescuers mount search to find mum and eight-year-old stuck on Barf

A woman and her eight-year-old son had to be rescued after getting stuck on a Lake District fell. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1....

05 January 2019

Cumbria police seek sightings of fellwalker Richard Gordon-Head

Police are seeking information on a man who they believe may have gone walking in the Lake District. Cumbria Constabulary said there are concerns f...

04 January 2019

Calls for help to north Wales rescue teams increased in 2018

Calls for help to north Wales’s volunteer mountain rescuers increased in 2018. The area’s six teams were alerted to more than 500 incidents las...

01 January 2019

Derby team clocks up record 70 incidents as injured Thorpe Cloud walker rescued

Mountain rescuers used their 4x4 vehicle to ford a river to bring an injured Peak District walker to safety.

31 December 2018

Man airlifted after falling while scrambling on Tryfan with eight-year-old son

A man was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in a fall on Tryfan. The walker, from south-east England, was with his partner and eight-yea...

31 December 2018

Campaigners fight fence plans at tycoon Getty's grandson's Chilterns farm

Access campaigners are fighting plans by the grandson of the late oil tycoon John Paul Getty II to build a deer fence across a public bridleway.

29 December 2018

Man dies on Snowdon after walkers report rockfall

A man has died after a fall on Wales’s highest mountain. Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by members of the public who reported seeing ...

29 December 2018

Two walkers rescued after darkness descends on Helvellyn range

Two walkers were brought to safety after getting caught out by the dark on the Helvellyn range. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly be...

08 January 2019

Yorkshire Dales walker suffers suspected broken leg in Malham Cove slip

A walker was rescued from a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot after suffering a suspected broken leg in a slip.

07 January 2019

Missing fellwalker Richard Gordon-Head found safe and well

A man who was reported missing on Friday has been found safe and well. Police said Wiltshire man Richard Gordon-Head was believed to be in Cumbria....

05 January 2019

Police reveal student who died in New Year's Day Ben Nevis fall was from Germany

Police have revealed that the woman who died in a fall on Ben Nevis on New Year’s Day was from Germany.

04 January 2019

Climber dies in Ben Nevis New Year's Day accident

A climber has died in an incident on Ben Nevis. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Tuesday after the young woman fell. The Invernes...

01 January 2019

Happy New Year from grough!

Happy New Year to everyone from the grough team. We hope you've had lots of fun in the great outdoors in the past year. Here's hoping you have a...

31 December 2018

Young Peak District walker airlifted after being knocked out in trip

A young walker was airlifted to hospital after tripping and knocking themselves unconscious. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the inci...

30 December 2018

British mountain rescuers recognised in New Year's Honours

Volunteers from Britain’s mountain rescue community have been recognised in the New Year Honours. Lochaber team member Jonathan Hart was appointe...

29 December 2018

Ochils mountain rescuers seek information after base hit by vandalism

Volunteers from Ochils Mountain Rescue Team are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who damaged the gas supply at its base.

27 December 2018

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