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Two injured walkers treated as Calder Valley team called out to four incidents

Two injured walkers were among those aided in four callouts for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in seven days.

14 October 2017

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: 'Mountain rescue has almost become a sport'

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has ruffled a few feathers after he was quoted in a national newspaper saying mountain rescue has almost become a ‘sport’ and an ‘industry’.

13 October 2017

Sock firm Bridgedale urges people to walk home for Christmas for ex-forces charity

Sock brand Bridgedale is backing a bid to encourage people to walk home for Christmas. The campaign will help raise funds for the Walking With The ...

12 October 2017

Walker dies after collapsing on Lake District fell

A walker died after collapsing on a fell in the Lake District. The 80-year-old woman was with a group at the top of Raven Crag overlooking Thirlmer...

11 October 2017

Motor groups chip in to help resurfacing of historic Dales Cam High Road

Part of a historic road across the Yorkshire Dales fells has been resurfaced with financial help from two user groups.

06 October 2017

Adventurer Zac Poulton joins Lake District felltop assessors team for winter

A top adventurer and Everest summiteer has joined the team that will provide safety information for winter hillwalkers in the Lake District.

02 October 2017

Irish rescue team member Kevin Hallahan dies in Crib Goch accident in Snowdonia

A volunteer from an Irish rescue team has died in an accident in Snowdonia. Kevin Hallahan of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team was takin...

01 October 2017

Keen hillwalker Margaret Hart takes up vice-chair role with youth hostel charity

A keen hillwalker and former educationalist has been appointed vice-chair of the board of the charity that runs England and Wales’s youth hostels.

29 September 2017

Mountaineers object to plans for Kings House Hotel extension at head of Glen Coe

Outdoor groups have objected to plans for a large three-storey extension to the Kings House Hotel at the head of Glen Coe.

28 September 2017

Passing walker guides team to true position of injured woman on Snowdonia peak

A passing walker guided rescuers to an injured woman on a Snowdonia mountain, after the team had been told she was on a different peak.

14 October 2017

'You're responsible for your safety,' says rescuer after Cadair Idris search for couple

A mountain rescuer reminded hillgoers to act responsibly when heading into the high ground, after a couple had to be brought to safety when they got lost on a Snowdonia peak.

12 October 2017

Woman's body found at base of Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales

The body of a woman has been found at a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot and climbing venue. Members of the Cave Rescue Organisation were called out abo...

12 October 2017

Lost family with two children winched from Snowdonia mountain in darkness

A family with two young children was winched from a Snowdonia mountain in darkness after they got lost.

09 October 2017

Body of missing French walker found on Cadair Idris in Snowdonia

The body of a missing walker has been found by rescuers on Cadair Idris in Snowdonia. The French tourist was reported missing when he failed to ret...

05 October 2017

National Trust for Scotland members confirm TV's Neil Oliver as new president

National Trust for Scotland members have confirmed Neil Oliver as the charity’s new president. About 100 members approved the appointment at the ...

01 October 2017

National Trust for Scotland breaks with tradition as TV's Neil Oliver set to be president

Television presenter and archaeologist Neil Oliver is expected to take up the role of president of the National Trust for Scotland.

29 September 2017

Outdoors writer Phoebe Smith airs Lomond camping ban feature on BBC Radio 4

Outdoors writer Phoebe Smith will shortly take to the airwaves to examine the controversial wild camping ban in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park.

29 September 2017

Wildlife crime leads to restrictions on Edradynate Estate bird controls

Scottish Natural Heritage has limited the permission of a Highland shooting estate to kill wild birds, in an effort to protect birds of prey.

26 September 2017

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