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Rescuers' warning after man suffers dislocated shoulder on Priest's Hole trip

Rescuers have warned that only well equipped experienced mountaineers should attempt to reach a Lake District cave during the current wintry spell.

04 March 2018

Penrith team on callout digs out snowplough stranded in blizzard

A Cumbrian mountain rescue team was called out to aid a stranded lorry driver, and ended up help freeing a snowplough caught in drifts.

02 March 2018

Cumbrian mountain rescue volunteers in action as blizzards sweep county

Mountain rescuers had to dig through a quarter of a mile of snowdrifts to reach a patient with heart problems in Cumbria.

02 March 2018

United Utilities rules out any further Thirlmere zipwire application

The company that owns the Thirlmere reservoir in the Lake District said it will not support any repeated application for zipwires at the site.

01 March 2018

Patterdale mountain rescuers aid man seriously injured in fall from gritting lorry

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called to help a seriously injured man who had fallen from a gritting lorry.

01 March 2018

'Risk to life' as Met Office issues rare red weather warning for Scotland

The Met Office has issued a rare red weather warning for parts of Scotland. The red alert means risk to life is likely with snow falling to depths ...

28 February 2018

New appeal for sightings of Strathcarron walker Stephen Mitchell as search continues

Police have repeated their appeal for sightings of missing walker Stephen Mitchell as searches continue.

27 February 2018

Lake District walker dies after falling on Scafell Pike snow slope

A walker has died after falling a ‘considerable distance’ on England’s highest mountain. Three mountaineers found the man on Scafell Pike and...

27 February 2018

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted from Pillar after falling 'considerable distance'

A rescue team was called out to a Lake District mountain for the second time in 24 hours when a lone walker fell and injured himself.

26 February 2018

Northumberland rescuers respond to 40 incidents as the Beast from the East hits

Volunteer mountain rescuers in Northumberland responded to 40 incidents over the past three days, as the Beast from the East brought severe conditions to the area.

03 March 2018

Rescuers searching for missing Ochils walker Alison Fox find body

Rescuers searching for a missing walker in the Ochil Hills have found a body. Police Scotland said the woman’s body was found near Dumyat Farm ab...

02 March 2018

Lomond national park camping restrictions come into force at lochside sites

Camping bylaws are now in force, bosses at the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park have warned.

01 March 2018

Raptor toll continues as dead sparrowhawk found and tagged hen harrier vanishes

Police are appealing for information after a bird of prey was shot and another raptor disappeared in separate incidents.

01 March 2018

Red alert for snow and wind issued for south-west England and south Wales

A second red weather warning has been issued by the Met Office. The red alert, which means there is a danger to life, covers parts of south-west En...

01 March 2018

Injured Tryfan walker 'very fortunate' his shouts for help were heard

An injured man stranded on a Snowdonia mountain in freezing conditions was ‘very fortunate’ to have his shouts heard.

28 February 2018

Walker who died in Sgùrr Thuilm fall named as Christopher Fryer

Police have named the walker who died while walking in the Highlands north of Glenfinnan. Rescuers found the body of Christopher Fryer, 38, of Norf...

27 February 2018

Lakeland walker airlifted after suffering serious injuries in fall near Grisedale Tarn

A walker suffered serious injuries after sliding a long distance on a Lake District fell. Members of the public heard shouts for help from the hill...

26 February 2018

Police appeal for sightings of missing Strathcarron hillwalker Stephen Mitchell

Police are appealing to outdoor enthusiasts for sightings of a hillwalker who has been reported missing in the Highlands.

26 February 2018

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