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Rescuers use smartphone technology to find walkers lost above Coniston

Two walkers were rescued from a Lake District mountain after getting lost in low cloud. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 6.15pm y...

14 April 2015

Check mountain weather forecasts say rescuers after three callouts in three hours

A rescue team appealed to outdoor enthusiasts to check mountain weather forecasts after its members were called out three times in three hours as severe conditions swept its area.

12 April 2015

John Muir Trust wants to see lynx released back into Scotland

A conservation charity wants to see the lynx reintroduced to the UK and, if this is successful, wolves should also be released into the wild, it said.

10 April 2015

Scouts announce TV adventurer Bear Grylls reappointed as chief

Television adventurer Bear Grylls has been appointed head of the UK’s Scouting movement for a further three years.

09 April 2015

Man airlifted to hospital after 60ft fall on Pavey Ark scramble

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling more than 60ft while scrambling on a Lake District fell.

09 April 2015

Rescuers warning to scramblers after cragfast man winched from Greenhow End

A man had to be rescued after getting stuck on a scrambling route in the Lake District. The man was following a magazine article and using a guideb...

08 April 2015

Edale rescuers break off fundraising to aid injured Burbage walker

A Peak District mountain rescue team had to break off its fundraising activities over the Easter weekend to go to the aid of an injured walker.

06 April 2015

Rescuers free caving pair stuck in Kingsdale pothole

Two cavers were rescued after getting stuck underground in the Yorkshire Dales. The man and woman were in King Pot in Kingsdale yesterday when they...

06 April 2015

Climber suffers multiple injuries in 100ft Buck Haw Brow fall

A climber suffered multiple injuries when she fell 100ft while walking between pitches on a route in the Yorkshire Dales.

06 April 2015

Plea to Ben Vane walkers to look out for dog after injured owner winched from peak

Rescuers are asking walkers to be on the lookout for a missing dog after its owner had to be stretchered from a mountain.

12 April 2015

Walker suffers head injury in 50ft fall on Glenridding Dodd

A woman was airlifted to hospital after injuring her head in a fall on a Lakeland fell. The 23-year-old fell about 15m (50ft) on loose ground while...

12 April 2015

Mountain rescuers take to Ullswater in boat after reports of aircraft crash

A mountain rescue team launched its specialist rescue boat after reports a light aircraft had crashed into a Cumbrian lake.

10 April 2015

Mountain biker airlifted to hospital after crash on route above Ullswater

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after injuring his head and back when he fell from his machine in the Lake District.

09 April 2015

Friends group says its offer for Blencathra has been accepted in principle

A community group said its offer has been accepted for a Lake District mountain that was put up for sale by its owner.

08 April 2015

Pennine Way group announces it will disband in trail's jubilee year

A group that was instrumental in the establishment of Britain’s first national trail has announced it is to disband, in the year the route celebrates 50 years’ existence.

07 April 2015

Injured Buttermere walker provides third rescue for Cockermouth team

A walker was rescued after injuring her knee in a fall in the Lake District. The 70-year-old woman from Bolton slipped while walking in the Butterm...

06 April 2015

Rescue for Walla Crag walker after trip leads to broken wrist

A walker was rescued after breaking her wrist at a Lake District beauty spot. The 57-year-old woman was with her husband at Walla Crag in Borrowdal...

06 April 2015

Callouts to injured and lost walkers for Cockermouth rescue team

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after falling and badly injuring her wrist. The 63-year-old London woman was walking down from Wind ...

06 April 2015

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