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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

Farmer helps rescuers reach stranded Pennine Way walker as storm approaches

A farmer helped ferry rescuers to aid an injured walker stranded high on the Pennine Way. The woman called for help on Monday after spending the ni...

17 October 2017

Rescuers searching for missing Lakeland walker Dawid Kancyr find body - updated

Rescuers searching for a missing walker in the Lake District have found a body. The search for Dawid Kancyr centred on Scafell Pike. The 28-year...

16 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

Walker battered by Storm Ophelia rescued after night on Lakeland fell

A walker who was ‘battered and bruised’ after being blown over by Storm Ophelia’s winds was rescued after spending the night on a Lake District fell.

17 October 2017

Sir Chris Bonington issues statement after mountain rescue controversy

Climbing luminary Sir Chris Bonington has issued a statement following the controversy around remarks he made about mountain rescue at the recent Cheltenham Literature Festival.

16 October 2017

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