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Trust closes Steall footpath and warns rockfall repairs could take weeks

A charity has closed a Highland footpath after a huge rockfall brought large boulders down on to the route.

15 September 2016

French interpreter needed as rescuers go to aid of injured Coast to Coast walker

A Lake District rescue team needed a French interpreter after a walker fell and injured himself. The man from France suffered a suspected broken le...

14 September 2016

Peak District boss 'appalled' at death of peregrine falcon after being shot

A protected bird of prey has died after being found with shotgun wounds in the Peak District. The injured young peregrine falcon was found by walke...

14 September 2016

Passer-by has to use Seathwaite landline to summon help for injured walker

A passer-by had to descend to a Lake District hamlet where a phone box was threatened with removal to summon help for an injured man he came across.

14 September 2016

BT backs down on plans to remove Seathwaite phone box after rescuers' campaign

Plans to remove a remote Lake District phone box have been dropped after a campaign by mountain rescuers who said it was vital to hillgoers’ safety.

13 September 2016

sportscotland moves to calm storm over mountain weather forecast funding

The official Scottish Government agency responsible for funding mountain weather forecasts said it hopes talks will resume with an independent forecaster who said its money had been withdrawn.

12 September 2016

Forecast gloomy for Mountain Weather Information Service as funding disappears

The forecast is looking gloomy for a weather service that offers specialised reports for Britain’s hillgoers.

11 September 2016

Friends of Blencathra abandon pursuit of mountain's purchase

A community group set up to buy a Lake District mountain from its aristocratic owner has abandoned its pursuit of the purchase.

10 September 2016

Campaigners' delight as inspector rejects Lowther appeal against White Moss plans

Outdoor campaign groups have welcomed an inspector’s decision to refuse an appeal that would have allowed a ‘visitor hub’ to be built on common land in the Lake District.

10 September 2016

sportscotland agrees funding to keep Mountain Weather Information Service running

An independent weather forecasting service at the centre of a storm over its future said its finances have been secured.

14 September 2016

Everest climber Doug Scott embarks on lecture tour for Nepal charity

The climber who was the first Briton to summit Everest is embarking on a lecture tour to raise cash for people in the remote valleys of Nepal.

14 September 2016

Rescuers warn Steall walkers to take care after 40-ton boulders crash on to path

A rescue team has warned walkers to take care after a huge landslide in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain.

14 September 2016

Green MSP Andy Wightman seeks Government guarantees over mountain weather forecasts

A Green member of the Scottish Parliament said the Government needs to come clean over the future of an independent mountain weather service.

13 September 2016

Lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers had no map and only one torch

A group of challenge walkers who got lost attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks had only one headtorch between the four of them.

12 September 2016

Alcohol warning after Coniston team's five-hour search for drunk wedding guest

A Lake District rescue team warned hillgoers to lay off the booze after a five-hour night-time search for a missing man.

12 September 2016

Teen stretchered from Brecon Beacons hill after losing consciousness

A teenager was rescued from a Brecon Beacons hillside after becoming unwell and losing consciousness.

10 September 2016

Mountain expert in torch reminder after walkers rescued at night from Arran ridge

A mountain expert has reminded hillgoers of the importance of packing a headtorch as summer turns to autumn.

10 September 2016

Two Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers airlifted in separate incidents

Two walkers tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge were rescued in separate incidents. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was first a...

10 September 2016

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