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Free talks by expert Dave 'Heavy' Whalley will help walkers Step up to Winter

The end of British Summer Time is approaching, and the winds are taking on a chill, so it’s time for hillgoers to turn their attention to the coming winter months.

07 October 2018

Rescuers receive police commendation for work during Beast from the East

Rescuers who spent more than 1,500 hours helping people in north-east England during the Beast from the East cold spell have been commended by the police.

07 October 2018

Lakeland walker stretchered from Cat Bells after injuring ankle in trip

A walker was rescued from a Lakeland fell after she suffered a suspected broken ankle. The 66-year-old woman tripped near the summit of Cat Bells o...

05 October 2018

Walkers invited to help light up Fleetwith Pike for charity event

Walkers are being invited to help light up a Lake District mountain in fundraising event for a youth charity.

03 October 2018

Drone group joins Scottish Mountain Rescue after first 'live' search

A group dedicated to the use of drones in searches has been officially recognised by mountain rescuers north of the border after it took part in the first live operation.

29 September 2018

Lakeland ploggers find sleeping bag during Thirlmere clean-up

A group of ploggers discovered a sleeping bag, glasses case, jacket and baseball cap during their stroll during a Lake District event.

27 September 2018

Peak District police appeal after North Lees campsite vandalised

Police are appealing for information after a toilet block was vandalised at a Peak District campsite.

25 September 2018

Two callouts in two hours for Keswick rescuers as storm blows walkers over

Rescuers were called out to the same place twice within two hours after walkers were injured when Storm Ali blew them off their feet.

23 September 2018

Major charity event will mark 80th anniversary of Wainwright's Pennine Journey

A major charity fundraising walkers’ event is planned to mark the 80th anniversary of a seminal long-distance journey undertaken by Alfred Wainwright.

16 September 2018

Body found at sea in search for missing kayaker Alistair Collier

The body of a man and a kayak have been found off the Dorset coast. Police said although there had been no formal identification they believe it is...

07 October 2018

Major search continues for kayaker Alistair Collier, missing after Dorset race

A major search is continuing for a kayaker who went missing during a race. Alistair Collier, 60, of Worcester, was taking part in the event near St...

07 October 2018

BBC Two series will see mountaineer Paul Rose explore the Lake District

Outdoor enthusiasts who love the Lake District will be able to enjoy some of its delights without leaving their armchairs.

03 October 2018

Man airlifted from Snowdonia mountainside after 200ft fall from scramble route

A man was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after tumbling 200ft while scrambling. Rescuers said he was a very lucky man whose injuries could hav...

30 September 2018

Public asked to listen for tawny owls' twit-twoos during six-month survey

Bird experts are asking people to keep their ears open for the familiar twit-twoo of the tawny owl during the coming months.

27 September 2018

Torch, map and compass vital, say rescuers after Lakeland walker gets lost in dark

Take a map, compass and torch with you when you head for the hills. That’s the message from rescuers who had to go to the aid of a walker who got...

27 September 2018

Lakeland walker airlifted after injuring head in fall on Birk Side

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after he was knocked unconscious in a fall. The 68-year-old was walking with his nephew on Birk Si...

24 September 2018

Fellrunner Joss Naylor opens Wasdale rescuers' new £643,000 base

Renowned fellrunner Joss Naylor has officially opened his local rescue team’s new purpose-built base.

22 September 2018

Old Lancashire station flagstones keep Yorkshire Dales walkers on track

Flagstones that once lined the platform at a Lancashire railway station are helping walkers keep on track in the Yorkshire Dales.

16 September 2018

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