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Jim Mann sets the pace as Spine Race runners face worsening weather

Runners in the Montane Spine Race, dubbed Britain’s most brutal race, face worsening conditions as the race enters its second day.

15 January 2018

Temperature probes installed on Helvellyn headwall to aid winter climbers

A temperature monitoring system has been set up on England’s third highest mountain to help protect rare plant life on winter climbing routes.

13 January 2018

Mountain rescue hoaxer Michael Cuminskey jailed after admitting faking accidents

A man has been jailed for hoaxing mountain rescuers in north Wales. Michael Cuminskey was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Cour...

12 January 2018

Youth activities providers voice opposition to Thirlmere zipwire plans

A conservation charity said young people are able to find their inspiration in the beauty of the Lake District and do not need a zipwire to provide thrills in the area.

12 January 2018

Refugees join group planting 700 trees in Yorkshire Dales

Refugees and asylum seekers were among an international group that spent time improving the Yorkshire Dales environment by helping to plant 700 trees in the area.

09 January 2018

Keswick rescuers alerted after walkers' alarming find in Thirlmere woodland

Rescuers in the Lake District were alerted after walkers found what they thought was a body in woods.

09 January 2018

Injured Clwydian Hills walker airlifted from Foel Fenlli

A walker was airlifted from a hillside in north Wales after injuring herself. The woman slipped on a steep path on the flanks of Foel Fenlli in the...

07 January 2018

Police appeal to Pen y Fan walkers to park carefully during Fan Dance race weekend

Police are appealing to visitors to the Brecon Beacons to park considerately on what promises to be a busy weekend.

05 January 2018

Wintry weather helps retailer Mountain Warehouse to 'cracking' Christmas

Wintry weather helped outdoors retailer Mountain Warehouse to a ‘cracking’ Christmas, its chief executive said.

04 January 2018

Winter warning to Lakeland walkers after man rescued from icy Nethermost Pike path

Two mountain rescue teams went to the aid of a walker who injured himself when he slipped on an icy path on a Lake District fell.

13 January 2018

Strongest line-up yet as runners prepare for start of brutal Spine Race

Runners will line up this weekend for a gruelling race along the length of Britain’s first national trail.

12 January 2018

Walkers winched from Tryfan after spending day stuck on mountainside

Two walkers were plucked from a Snowdonia mountain by a rescue helicopter in fading light after spending the day stuck on steep ground.

12 January 2018

Adventurer Leo Houlding and team complete 1,000-mile Antarctic Spectre expedition

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding and his team have completed their expedition across Antarctica. Houlding, along with Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon...

11 January 2018

Climber airlifted after 30ft fall on Cornish sea cliffs at Sharpness Point

An injured climber and his companion were airlifted from the Cornish shore by a Coastguard helicopter.

09 January 2018

Two callouts in half hour for Calder Valley rescuers in West Yorkshire

A walker was rescued from a South Pennines hillside after she injured herself when she slipped on black ice.

07 January 2018

Government backs plans to plant 50 million trees across northern England

The UK Government has announced plans to create a forest of 50 million trees across the countryside of the North of England.

07 January 2018

Campaigners hopeful for national parks after Gove signals farm subsidy shift

A charity that campaigns for national parks has given a cautious welcome to ministerial plans to overhaul farm subsidies after Brexit.

04 January 2018

Campaigners call on councils to fulfil duty to signpost 'secret' paths

Campaigners are calling on councils to fulfil their legal responsibility and end what they call the ‘scandal’ of hidden paths.

03 January 2018

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