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Walker dies after being found unconscious near Ambleside

A walker has died after being found unconscious on a Lake District hillside. Rescuers were unable to revive the elderly man, who was walking alone,...

01 December 2015

Mountaineering body backs restrictions on Everest climbers

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation has backed moves to restrict attempts on climbing the world’s highest mountain.

30 November 2015

Calder Valley team marks day of moorland tragedy which led to its creation

A rescue team is today marking the anniversary of a tragedy that led to the setting up of the organisation 50 years ago.

29 November 2015

Lake District landscape improved as electricity lines go underground

A little corner of a national park will be better looking after a scheme to remove power lines. Hundreds of metres of electricity cables will be bu...

27 November 2015

Friends of Lake District welcome refusal of plans to double size of wind turbines

Campaigners have welcomed planners’ decision to turn down an application to replace turbines at an existing windfarm with ones more than twice the height.

26 November 2015

Ramblers say England Coast Path 'out in cold' in Chancellor's statement

Britain’s biggest walkers’ charity said it was concerned the England Coast Path had been left out in the cold in Chancellor’s autumn statement.

25 November 2015

Lake District felltop assessors resume Helvellyn climbs as winter service begins

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors will resume work next week, as they take it in turns to make the journey to the summit of England’s third highest mountain.

25 November 2015

Sale of Blencathra in the balance as agents contradict Friends group

Confusion surrounds the future of a Lake District mountain after conflicting reports of its potential sale.

24 November 2015

Mountaineering council unveils paths and litter campaign at Kendal festival

The body that represents hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers south of the border revealed it will launch a major campaign next year to help Britain’s upland paths.

23 November 2015

Minister Rory Stewart pledges England Coast Path cash is safe

A Westminster environment minister has pledged that cash for the England Coast Path is safe. Rory Stewart, parliamentary under-secretary at the Dep...

30 November 2015

Volunteers will star on TV as Bothy Life celebrates charity's 50 years

Volunteers who look after remote mountain shelters in Scotland will feature in a new BBC programme. Bothy Life will be broadcast on BBC Two in Scot...

30 November 2015

Climber Tom Ballard joins Montane's sponsored athletes

An upcoming climber who achieved a remarkable Alpine round has joined outdoor brand Montane’s team of sponsored athletes.

28 November 2015

Cockermouth team enjoys comedy evening after rescue of Bill Bailey's dog

Mountain rescuers enjoyed an evening of comedy after a risky operation to bring an errant animal to safety.

27 November 2015

Free talks by mountain expert Heather Morning aim to boost winter safety

A mountain expert and rescue team member is offering a personal insight into winter safety with a series of talks.

25 November 2015

Chancellor George Osborne protects national park funding despite Defra cuts

The Conservative Government said funding for national parks in England will not be cut, despite departmental savings announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

25 November 2015

Jackets worth £10,000 stolen from Kirkby Stephen store Mad About Mountains

Police have warned the public to be on the lookout for anyone offering cheap outdoor jackets for sale after thieves targeted a Cumbrian retailer.

24 November 2015

Pennine peat project saves CO2 equivalent to 7-million-mile car trip

Work on conserving peat moorlands in the Pennines have saved as much carbon dioxide as a 7-million-mile car journey would produce.

23 November 2015

Lake District walker dies after collapsing on Cat Bells

A walker has died after collapsing on a popular Lake District fell. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.10pm on Saturday when the man...

22 November 2015

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