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Wainwright Society voices opposition to planned Thirlmere zipwire

Aficionados of the late Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright have evoked his memory in declaring their opposition to a proposed zipwire across Thirlmere.

19 December 2017

Stranded Snowdon walker plucked from Crib Goch by rescue helicopter

A stranded walker was plucked from a ridge on the Snowdon massif by the crew of a rescue helicopter. The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter took litt...

19 December 2017

Thirlmere zipwire: film-maker Terry Abraham expands on reasons for charity resignation

Film-maker Terry Abraham very publicly resigned as ambassador of the newly rebranded Lake District Foundation on Friday at the event being staged to mark its rebirth.

18 December 2017

Two Cairn Gorm climbers in night rescue after getting stuck on winter route

Two climbers were rescued after getting stuck while soloing a winter route on Cairn Gorm. Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4pm o...

17 December 2017

Friends of Lake District: Thirlmere zipwire plans are 'litmus test for national parks'

The Friends of the Lake District said the current application for zipwires over the Thirlmere reservoir provide a litmus test for the country’s national parks.

15 December 2017

Felltop assessor Graham Uney tells of friend's fall that sparked huge rescue effort

One of the Lake District’s felltop assessors has revealed he was one of the two men involved in a mountain incident that prompted a massive rescue effort lasting more than eight hours.

13 December 2017

Tourism and business bodies back Thirlmere zipwire plans

The controversial planned zipwires across a Lake District reservoir have received backing from two tourism and business bodies.

12 December 2017

Seriously injured walker airflifted from Tryfan after 300ft fall in icy conditions

A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after tumbling 300ft when he slipped on snow and ice.

11 December 2017

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after 65ft fall into gill near Seathwaite

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she tumbled 65ft into a Lakeland ravine.

09 December 2017

Two Ben Nevis climbers rescued from Tower Ridge in nine-hour night operation

Two climbers were rescued from Britain’s highest mountain after getting stuck in wintry conditions on a route.

19 December 2017

Dales bridge wrecked by Storm Desmond re-opens despite torrent hitting rebuilding

A bridge in the Yorkshire Dales national park that was swept away by Storm Desmond two years ago has reopened after it was rebuilt.

18 December 2017

Two rescued from an icy Blencathra after getting lost in dark

Two young men had to be rescued from a Lake District mountain after getting lost in the dark. The pair rang for help on Saturday when they became s...

17 December 2017

Film-maker Terry Abraham resigns from Lakes charity over Thirlmere zipwire stance

Acclaimed film-maker and photographer Terry Abraham has resigned from a charity over the planned zipwires at Thirlmere.

16 December 2017

Brecon Beacons pair's tree decorating disturbed as team takes short cut to rescue

A couple decorating the Christmas tree at their remote Brecon Beacons home found their evening interrupted by a team of mountain rescuers.

14 December 2017

Police welcome Keith Riddoch's conviction for killing buzzard on pheasant shoot

A man has been found guilty of recklessly killing a protected bird of prey during a pheasant shoot in the Highlands.

13 December 2017

Forty volunteers in eight-hour rescue of badly injured Lake District climber

Forty volunteer team members battled for more than eight hours to rescue a badly injured mountaineer from a Lake District mountainside.

12 December 2017

Leo Houlding and Antarctic team summit the Spectre by 'route of least resisitance'

Climber Leo Houlding has reached the summit of the Antarctic mountain he set out to ascend. But bad weather and delay getting to the Spectre meant ...

10 December 2017

Derbyshire cave rescuers in three-hour operation to free terrier Peggy

Rescuers spent three hours extricating a dog that fell into a crevice between boulders while her owners were out walking with her.

09 December 2017

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