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Chris Packham evokes Kinder Scout trespass spirit in uniting outdoors campaigners

Television presenter Chris Packham revealed he views himself as an ‘umbrella’ as he evoked the spirit of the Kinder Scout mass trespassers for his environmental campaigns.

22 November 2018

'Don't ditch vital gear to save weight' says team after Three Peaks rescue

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales cautioned walkers against leaving vital safety gear out of their rucksack to save weight.

20 November 2018

Ingleton touted as Three Peaks start to relieve pressure on Horton in Ribblesdale

A group of businesses in the Yorkshire Dales is appealing to walkers to adopt a different route for the area’s Three Peaks Challenge.

16 November 2018

Fell care volunteers demolish 180 pieces of cake after day restoring landscape

The final Lake District fell care day of the year saw walls and fences restored and 180 pieces of cake demolished by volunteers and staff.

14 November 2018

Kendal prepares for Britain's biggest outdoors festival with star-studded line-up

Kendal is gearing up for the annual influx of thousands of visitors to Britain’s biggest mountain festival.

10 November 2018

Appeal underway to raise cash to replace missing Blencathra trig circle

A man is raising funds to replace an Ordnance Survey ring that disappeared from the summit of Blencathra in the Lake District.

10 November 2018

Survey shows most Scots want more protection for their scenic landscapes

Nine out of ten people surveyed in Scotland said large-scale industrial developments should be subject to restrictions in the nation’s most important landscapes.

07 November 2018

Police appeal for sightings of walker Stephen Wright, missing on Brontë moors

Police are appealing for sightings of a walker who has gone missing on the Brontë moors. Stephen Wright contacted his wife on Monday evening to sa...

06 November 2018

Scottish mountain rescuers 'overwhelmed' by support after helicopter complaints

Four Scottish mountain rescue teams who voiced their concerns over the level of support from the UK’s search and rescue helicopters said they have been overwhelmed by support they received.

04 November 2018

National Trust reveals plans for Wasdale Head toilets upgrade

Conservation charity the National Trust wants the public’s views on a loo. The organisation is seeking people’s opinion on its plans to upgrade...

21 November 2018

Ill equipped Lakeland walkers and dogs rescued after getting lost in dark

Mountain rescuers warned that people heading for the hills at this time of year need to pack a torch in their rucksack.

17 November 2018

Judges choose seven winners from 600 entries in Kendal festival photo contest

Judges have chosen the winning images in Kendal Mountain Festival’s photography competition. The panel whittled down more than 600 entries to dec...

16 November 2018

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team celebrates 50 years of 'helping others in need'

One of Britain’s busiest mountain rescue teams will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. The Llanberis team, whose patch includes Snowdon...

13 November 2018

Kendal mountain rescuers welcome 'Eric' to the team

Cumbrian rescuers have welcomed their new addition Eric to the team. Eric is a brand new control vehicle that has gone into service with Kendal Mou...

10 November 2018

Lake District planners give go-ahead to 1km-long zipwire at Honister

Planners in the Lake District have given the green light to a zipwire despite officers recommending the application be refused.

07 November 2018

Missing Brontë moors walker Stephen Wright found after huge search by 11 teams

A missing walker was found with only minor injuries after spending the night on the Brontë moors in West Yorkshire.

06 November 2018

Mountain Equipment brand founder Peter Hutchinson dies, aged 81

Pioneer of outdoor gear and founder of the Mountain Equipment brand Peter Hutchinson has died, aged 81.

05 November 2018

Commercial boss Steve Craig retires from Vango parent company AMG

A longstanding boss of the company that owns major brand Vango has announced his retirement. Steve Craig has stepped down as commercial director of...

04 November 2018

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