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North Wales rescuers produce seven-point plan to keep hillgoers out of trouble

Rescuers in north Wales have produced a seven-point plan for hill-goers to follow to keep out of trouble as they await an influx of extra visitors over the bank holiday weekend.

21 August 2018

Lakeland campers rescued after getting trapped by floodwater in Borrowdale

A couple camping in the Lake District were rescued after they woke in the early hours to find their tent floating in flood water.

19 August 2018

Three new shelters opened as Mountain Bothies Association reveals £80,000 spend

The charity that looks after more than 100 mountain shelters across Britain said it spent £81,000 on maintaining them last year.

16 August 2018

Helicopter and train help rescuers reach walkers stuck on Snowdon cliffs

Rescuers hitched a lift on a helicopter and a train to reach two walkers stuck on cliffs on Wales’s highest mountain.

15 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

Two dogs strechered from fell after 30ft plunge on Castle Crag

Two dogs were stretchered from a Lake District fell after they fell 30ft from a crag. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 1pm o...

20 August 2018

'Wet and cold' Lakeland walkers in night rescue after failing to find Priest's Hole

Forty mountain rescuers were woken in the early hours of Sunday after a group of walkers called for help after getting lost.

19 August 2018

John Muir Trust objects to plans for three Glen Etive hydro schemes

A conservation charity has objected to plans for three hydro-electric installations in the Highlands.

15 August 2018

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

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