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Suilven footpath worker Alec McMullen completes 450 miles walking to work

Next time the journey to work seems to drag, spare a thought for footpath contractor Alec McMullen, who has walked more than 450 miles getting to his workplace over the past four months.

01 September 2017

Milestone reached as Natural England says it's working on all parts of coastal path

Government agency Natural England says it is now officially working on the whole length of the planned England Coast Path.

01 September 2017

'Protect wild land' say mountaineers, after Creag Riabhach windfarm ruling

Mountaineering Scotland has called for better protection for the nation’s wild land after a court rejected a challenge to a windfarm development.

31 August 2017

Injured Lakeland walker's son guides rescuers to scene by torch flashes

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring himself in a fall. The Cambridgeshire man, in his 50s, was descending Sourmilk Gill a...

30 August 2017

'Soulless and unwelcoming' no more: Dubs Hut re-opens after bothies charity's work

A ‘soulless and unwelcoming’ former mining hut in the Lake District has been transformed into a more welcoming shelter for outdoor enthusiasts.

29 August 2017

Writers Beth Pipe and Karen Guttridge head for two weeks on Cumbria 'spirit trail'

Two women are set to show their adventurous spirits as they embark on a trip through Cumbria. Writers Beth Pipe and Karen Guttridge have previously...

28 August 2017

Déjà vu for Keswick rescuers as pair get stuck on Barf ‘Wainwright route’

A Lake District rescue team was called out to a regular blackspot, just a week after it advised walkers to use an alternative route.

27 August 2017

Long stretcher carry for Cockermouth rescuers after walker's Wandope injury

Rescuers had to undertake a long stretcher carry after a walker fell and injured himself on a Lake District mountainside.

27 August 2017

Dales walker Graham Sugden makes Upper Wharfedale team history as 1,500th casualty

A Yorkshire Dales walker unwittingly became part of a rescue team’s history after he fell on the hills above Littondale.

25 August 2017

Tagged hen harrier Calluna in 'suspicious disappearance' over Cairngorms grouse moor

The National Trust for Scotland has called for political action after the disappearance of a hen harrier raised on one of its Highland estates.

01 September 2017

Walkers invited to take Cheviot Challenge to help Northumberland rescuers

A major fundraiser for a mountain rescue team will take place this weekend. The Cheviot Challenge will be staged for the 36th time to help provide ...

31 August 2017

Treetop Trek firm opens talks on building Thirlmere zipwire in Lake District

The company that abandoned plans for a zipwire in the Lake District is proposing setting up a similar facility elsewhere in the national park.

31 August 2017

Walker suffering heart attack among six bank-holiday callouts for Ogwen team

Several walkers, climbers and a man suffering from a suspected heart attack were among those rescued over a busy bank holiday weekend by a team in Snowdonia.

29 August 2017

Man dies and another seriously hurt in two 650ft Striding Edge falls in two days

A man has died and another was seriously injured in two incidents on successive days on Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

28 August 2017

National Trust for Scotland drops Glencoe trademark threat to Hilltrek firm

The National Trust for Scotland has admitted it was wrong to pursue a small outdoors gear manufacturer over the Glencoe trademark.

28 August 2017

Lomond team urges Finnich Glen visitors to take care after fourth rescue

A rescue team is pleading with the public to take care when visiting a spectacular gorge in Stirlingshire that has seen a rise in numbers making their way to the site recently.

27 August 2017

Injured climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk airlifted after 33ft Malham Cove fall

A top bouldering climber was airlifted to hospital after falling more than 30ft on a climb in the Yorkshire Dales.

27 August 2017

Cadair Idris walker airlifted to hospital after serious finger injury

A woman was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after suffering a serious injury to her finger. Rescuers examining her realised she risked losing t...

25 August 2017

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