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Walkers urged to join moonlit ascent of Blencathra to help Nepal quake victims

A team of mountain leaders is inviting outdoor fans to join them in a moonlit walk up a Lake District fell to raise funds for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

29 April 2015

Cyclists will benefit from new hostel facilities in £¼m YHA project

Cyclists will benefit from a major investment at youth hostels across England and Wales. Internal and external bike locking facilities, bike pump s...

28 April 2015

Everest Base Camp leader Chris Harling: 'Today my tears came'

A mountain rescuer caught in the Nepalese earthquake has described the desperate situation at Everest Base Camp.

28 April 2015

Road closed for rescue after South Pennines mountain biker knocked unconscious

A main road had to be closed to allow the rescue of an injured mountain biker in the South Pennines. The man was knocked unconscious when he hit a ...

27 April 2015

Lomond national park board approves camping ban extension on loch shores

A national park authority has approved plans to ban camping along lochshores in its area. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs authority’s board today u...

27 April 2015

Walker rescued from Glyder Fach after dislocating shoulder

A walker was rescued after slipping and dislocating his shoulder on a Snowdonia mountain. The man was walking on Glyder Fach with two colleagues ye...

26 April 2015

Rùm hostel to close as community bunkhouse looks to first summer season

A hostel on a Hebridean island will close this summer after the opening of new-look accommodation. A community-owned bunkhouse will open for its fi...

24 April 2015

Walker airlifted from Buttermere fells after breaking arm

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after breaking his arm in a fall. The 57-year-old was walking in the Red Pike and Ling Comb ar...

23 April 2015

Walkers prepare to celebrate Pennine Way's 50th anniversary this weekend

Walkers will gather this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Britain’s first long-distance national trail.

23 April 2015

Part-time farmer Douglas Chalmers is new Friends of Lake District director

A conservation charity in Cumbria has a new director. Farmer Douglas Chalmers is the new head of the Friends of the Lake District, which represents...

29 April 2015

Walker survives 300ft fall from Meall Mòr above Glencoe

A walker survived a fall of more than 300ft on a Highland peak. The 41-year-old was walking on Meall Mòr above Glencoe village on Sunday when he s...

28 April 2015

Walker rescued after injuring knee on Pennine Way

A walker on the Pennine Way was rescued after suffering a knee injury. The 60-year-old was walking above Crowden when she injured herself. Gloss...

27 April 2015

'Step off the paths and erode idea of trespass', ex-Ramblers boss tells Kinder crowd

A former Ramblers boss urged outdoor enthusiasts to start stepping off rights of way in a quest to erode the concept of trespass.

27 April 2015

Up to 20 climbers feared dead as quake triggers avalanche at Everest Base Camp

Up to 20 mountaineers are feared dead after a huge avalanche struck Everest Base Camp, triggered by a major earthquake in Nepal.

26 April 2015

Ricky Lightfoot squeezes Three Peaks Race win between firefighting night shifts

The winner of a gruelling long-distance fell race triumphed after travelling to the Yorkshire Dales after a night shift working as a firefighter.

26 April 2015

Climber loses consciousness after 25ft fall on Stanage Edge

A climber was rescued after falling from one of the Peak District’s most popular crags. The man fell about 8m (25ft) from Stanage Edge on Thursda...

23 April 2015

First mountain rescue in England for new civilian Coastguard helicopter

One of the country’s new civilian search and rescue helicopters was used for the first time in a live mountain rescue in England this week.

23 April 2015

Climber injured in 20ft fall from Almscliff Crag

A climber was injured in a fall from a North Yorkshire crag. The man fell about 6m (20ft) from Almscliff Crag south-west of Harrogate yesterday. ...

23 April 2015

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