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Snowdon Partnership seeks views on plans for Wales's highest mountain

A consultation on the future of Wales’s highest mountain has begun. The Snowdon Partnership is seeking views on its plans for the mountain...

15 June 2017

Aberdeen and Dundonnell rescuers combine to find students' lost weather balloon

Two mountain rescue teams co-operated on an unusual mission: the rescue of a balloon. A weather balloon packed with equipment went missing after be...

14 June 2017

John Muir Trust launches Keep it Wild campaign to protect Scotland's wildernesses

The John Muir Trust conservation charity has launched a campaign to protect Scotland’s wild lands which, it says, face the threat of industrial-scale developments.

12 June 2017

Coast to Coast walker rescued after injuring ankle in Grisedale

A walker was rescued after injuring herself on the Lake District fells. The 68-year-old Guernsey woman slipped and suffered a suspected broken ankl...

12 June 2017

Fellrunner alerts rescuers to man stuck overnight on Lake District fell

A fellrunner alerted rescuers to a man who had spent the night stuck on a Lake District hillside in cold, wet conditions.

09 June 2017

Three Exmoor rescue team members clock up 75 years' service

Three members of a rescue team have clocked up a total of 75 years’ service. Exmoor Search and Rescue Team volunteers Sami Bryant-Jones, John Gen...

07 June 2017

Couple rescued from Priest's Hole cave after hypothermia alert

A couple had to be rescued after getting into difficulties at a Lake District cave that featured in a television programme.

05 June 2017

Aberdyfi rescuer tells of team's physical and mental challenges in two fatal incidents

A rescue team member has spoken of the difficulties faced by volunteers after their involvement in two fatal incidents.

02 June 2017

Lakeland walker with severe chest pains airlifted from Whiteside

A walker suffering severe chest pain was airlifted from a Lake District mountain. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 12.45pm on Wednes...

01 June 2017

Fell-care volunteers battle wild weather as Keswick festival site forced to close

Volunteers faced wild weather as they battled to maintain the fells as part of Keswick Mountain Festival.

14 June 2017

'Godfather of outdoor writing' Walt Unsworth dies, aged 88

A man described as the godfather of outdoor writing has died. Walt Unsworth, the founder of publishers Cicerone Press, died this month, aged 88, af...

13 June 2017

Experts' warning to hillgoers after two rockfall strikes in two days in Cairngorms

Mountain experts issued a warning to hillwalkers and climbers after two incidents in the Cairngorms in which people were injured by rockfalls.

12 June 2017

Cairngorm team braves 'extremely dangerous' conditions to rescue climber

Rescuers had to brave conditions described as extremely dangerous to reach a climber injured in a rockfall in the Cairngorms.

11 June 2017

North York Moors bosses seek groups to 'adopt' Cleveland Way stretches

National park bosses are on the lookout for families or groups prepared to ‘adopt’ a section of a national trail.

08 June 2017

OMM organisers warn runners' details may have disappared in IT failure

Organisers of a mountain marathon have warned would-be competitors some of their details may have been lost in an IT incident.

07 June 2017

Lost walkers, injured caver and a potholing sheep keep Yorkshire Dales rescue team busy

Two walkers attempting a challenge route were rescued after getting lost in the dark. The two 25-yeaer-old women reported themselves benighted betw...

04 June 2017

Scots Government acts as report finds link between grouse shooting and eagle losses

The Scottish Government will look at licensing grouse shooting after a report showed a strong link between the disappearances of golden eagles and shooting estates.

01 June 2017

Flow Country scheme helped by European Outdoor Conservation Association cash

A scheme to restore an area of the Flow Country in northern Scotland will receive cash from an organisation funded by the outdoors industry.

31 May 2017

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