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National Trust plans new ladder for Bowder Stone in Borrowdale

Conservation charity the National Trust is seeking permission to build a new ladder up the Bowder Stone in the Lake District.

12 December 2018

Expert groups urge hillgoers in Scotland to plan properly for winter ventures

Experts are urging hillgoers in Scotland to prepare for their trips to the mountains, as winter takes hold in the Highlands.

10 December 2018

Lost walkers rescued after calling for help from Pen-y-ghent's flanks

Rescuers went to the aid of two walkers who got lost on the flanks of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

02 December 2018

Two birds of prey found shot as North Yorkshire raptor persecution continues

The carnage of birds of prey in England’s blackspot county continues, with North Yorkshire Police expressing frustration after the death of two more raptors.

30 November 2018

Cairn Gorm company enters administration after eight-week funicular closure

The company that runs the funicular railway and snowsports resort on Cairn Gorm has gone into administration.

29 November 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival attracted 16,000 visitors to 'biggest event yet'

Organisers of the Kendal Mountain Festival said this year’s event was the biggest ever, with about 16,000 visitors attending.

28 November 2018

Four teams put Kinder Plan into action to find walkers lost in dark

Four rescue teams combined to help find two walkers lost on the Peak District’s highest hill. The couple called 999 on Sunday when they became ...

26 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

Man airlifted to hospital after fall on Cam Crag, Langstrath

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling from a scrambling route in the Lake District. The man was with three others on Cam Crag in Langstrath...

10 December 2018

Wainwright Society will raise funds for outdoor classroom at Blencathra Centre

Aficionados of the late Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright will raise funds to set up an outdoor classroom in his memory.

08 December 2018

Winter onset heralds start of Lakeland felltop assessors' daily Helvellyn ascents

The first day of December marks the start of meteorological winter and it also means shifts begin for one of the country’s most unusual seasonal jobs.

01 December 2018

Police name Caroline Pettifer as walker who died in Glen Coe incident

Police have named the woman who died in Glen Coe on Monday. The body of Rebekah Caroline Pettifer of Northamptonshire, was found by rescuers near B...

30 November 2018

Man rescued after suffering back injuries in fall on Halifax track

A rescue team was called out at night to aid a man who suffered suspected spinal injuries on a track near Halifax in West Yorkshire.

29 November 2018

Walker dies and another airlifted to hospital after Glen Coe incident

One woman has died and another is in hospital after an incident in Glen Coe. It is believed the woman who died is the mother of the other walker, w...

27 November 2018

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

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