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Cairngorm team in 'brutal' stretcher carry of injured walker in eight-hour night rescue

Rescuers in the Cairngorms were forced to make a ‘brutal’ stretcher carry over several miles after a man suffered a serious injury in a fall.

29 October 2017

Two Original Mountain Marathon runners rescued after suffering injuries

A runner taking part in the Original Mountain Marathon in the Lake District was rescued after injuring his ankle on the fells.

28 October 2017

Yorkshire Dales volunteers upgrade Swinner Gill stretch of Coast to Coast path

Volunteers have upgraded a section of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk in the Yorkshire Dales. The 220m stretch of the popular long-distance rout...

28 October 2017

Touching the Void climber Simon Yates will deliver talk for Northumberland rescuers

The mountaineer famed for cutting the rope of his climbing partner as he dangled from an Andean mountain will deliver a talk to raise funds for a rescue team.

26 October 2017

Ribblehead visitor centre reopens on Yorkshire Three Peaks route with virtual tour

Visitors to Ribblehead station on the route of the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk can now take a virtual journey over the area, including the renowned Ribblehead viaduct.

25 October 2017

Rescuer and teen son will attempt National Three Peaks Challenge for Calder Valley team

A rescuer and his teenage son will tackle the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for his team.

23 October 2017

Peak District ranger Bill Gordon receives British Empire Medal for Stanage work

A Peak District national park ranger has been presented with the British Empire Medal for his conservation work.

22 October 2017

Praise for guide-led Lakeland group who brought walkers to safety from Esk Hause

Rescuers said a walking group that got into difficulties on the Lake District fells was fortunate another group of walkers with an experienced guide came across them and led them to safety.

21 October 2017

Tumbling quad alerts rescuer to second incident during Ingleborough callout

A mountain rescuer responding to a callout in the Yorkshire Dales was alerted to a second incident when he saw an unmanned quad bike bouncing down the hillside.

20 October 2017

Wear bright colours, urges rescuer, as Highland walker found after night on the hills

A rescuer has advised lost walkers to wear bright colours to help those searching for them. Donald Macrae of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team also u...

29 October 2017

Survey shows Walkers Are Welcome status is good for towns' health and wealth

Making walkers welcome provides economic and health benefits for towns, a survey has found. Walkers Are Welcome towns can now be found across Engla...

28 October 2017

Coastguard releases footage as injured climber winched after Skye fall

A climber was winched from a rockface after injuring herself in a fall on the Isle of Skye. The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was on a sea clif...

28 October 2017

Friends of Lake District issue statement after 'innacurate' Thirlmere zipwire post

Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District has issued a statement on its position towards planned developments at Thirlmere.

26 October 2017

Read our work, then use it to light your bothy fire, say artists

Academics have placed copies of a limited artwork in remote mountain bothies – and they’re happy for you to use them to light the fire.

25 October 2017

Original Mountain Marathon returns to Langdale for 50th event

A challenge event that grew out of a pub conversation will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

23 October 2017

Lost Lakes walker 'probably owes life' to mountain leader group who found him

A chance find by a group practising night navigation in a remote part of the Lake District probably saved a lost walker’s life, rescuers said.

22 October 2017

Converted barn to become 'stone tent', Yorkshire Dales planners agree

A field barn in the Yorkshire Dales that was converted into a holiday cottage without permission will be stripped down to be used as a camping barn.

20 October 2017

Thirlmere zipwire firm says consultation showed most in favour of plans

The company behind plans to build two zipwires across Thirlmere in the Lake District said most people who responded to a consultation were in favour of the project.

18 October 2017

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