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Rescuers' weather forecast plea after Lakeland campers awake to mist-covered fell

A Lake District rescue team pleaded with the public to plan ahead and check weather forecasts after it was called out five times over the weekend, including three in one day.

14 August 2018

Bowland paraglider suffers serious injuries after being dragged 300m by chute

A paraglider was seriously injured in an incident on a popular fellside in the Forest of Bowland. The 41-year-old was taking part in a tandem fligh...

13 August 2018

Information van will offer safety advice to Snowdon walkers

Walkers heading up Wales’s highest mountain will be offered safety advice from a new mobile service.

07 August 2018

Pavel Paloncý abandons Pennine Way record attempt for second year running

Czech ultrarunner Pavel Paloncý has abandoned his attempt to break the record for completing the Pennine Way.

06 August 2018

Rescuers' plea after team helps fight Peak District fires

Mountain rescue volunteers helped put out a fire started in the Peak District by unthinking visitors.

05 August 2018

Two children among group rescued from Snowdonia cliff in five-hour operation

Two children were among four people rescued from a precarious position when they got stuck on a Snowdonia cliff.

03 August 2018

Rescuers put training skills into practice as walkers get stuck on Carrock Fell

A father and son were rescued after getting stuck on steep ground on a Lake District hillside. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the inci...

03 August 2018

'Outrage' as hillwalkers face 800 per cent parking fee hike at Arrochar

Hillwalkers on lower incomes may be deterred from taking to the hills if an 800 per cent increase in car parking charges is imposed at a popular Highland site.

01 August 2018

Two Bleaklow walkers rescued after getting lost in failing light

Two walkers were rescued after getting lost as night fell on the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

01 August 2018

Police confirm body found in Glen Nevis is that of missing man David Munro

Police in Lochaber said a body found in Glen Nevis last month was that of a man who was reported missing in 2017.

14 August 2018

Watchdog rules Sports Direct ad for Karrimor boots was misleading

Retail giant Sports Direct has been found guilty of displaying misleading prices for a pair of Karrimor walking boots on its website.

08 August 2018

Aberdyfi team in eight-hour operation to rescue dad and daughter stuck on rockface

A man and his daughter were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain after getting stuck on a scrambling route.

06 August 2018

New appointments at Vango parent company as Stephen Newlands named as chief exec

The company behind some of the best known outdoor brands, including Vango and Trangia, has a new chief executive.

06 August 2018

Yorkshire Dales bosses' joy as hen harrier chicks fledge in persecution blackspot

National park bosses are reporting a success for a rare bird of prey in an area that has become a blackspot for raptor persecution.

04 August 2018

Runner Pavel Paloncý takes second shot at beating Pennine Way record

Ultrarunner Pavel Paloncý is attempting to break a 29-year-old record for the fastest completion of the Pennine Way.

03 August 2018

Rescuers' plea after Killin team spends hours searching for lost Ben Lui walkers

Rescuers have pleaded with hillgoers to take a map and compass after a protracted search for four walkers lost on a Highland peak.

02 August 2018

Mountain rescuers use boat to reach Derwent Water island after baby's fall

Mountain rescuers used an inflatable boat to reach a three-month-old baby who had fallen from bed while on a Lake District island.

01 August 2018

MPs say English national parks could be used for burying nuclear waste

England’s national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty could be used to bury nuclear waste.

31 July 2018

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