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Rescuers get lost walkers to download OS Locate app to guide them from fell

Two lost Lake District walkers were guided from the fells after mountain rescuers asked them to download an app to their mobile phone.

15 October 2017

Injured walker airlifted from Glen Strahfarrar munro as winds hit 80mph

A rescuer has praised the skill of a helicopter crew after an injured walker was airlifted from a Highland munro in winds gusting to more than 80mph.

15 October 2017

Two injured walkers treated as Calder Valley team called out to four incidents

Two injured walkers were among those aided in four callouts for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in seven days.

14 October 2017

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: 'Mountain rescue has almost become a sport'

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has ruffled a few feathers after he was quoted in a national newspaper saying mountain rescue has almost become a ‘sport’ and an ‘industry’.

13 October 2017

Sock firm Bridgedale urges people to walk home for Christmas for ex-forces charity

Sock brand Bridgedale is backing a bid to encourage people to walk home for Christmas. The campaign will help raise funds for the Walking With The ...

12 October 2017

Walker dies after collapsing on Lake District fell

A walker died after collapsing on a fell in the Lake District. The 80-year-old woman was with a group at the top of Raven Crag overlooking Thirlmer...

11 October 2017

Motor groups chip in to help resurfacing of historic Dales Cam High Road

Part of a historic road across the Yorkshire Dales fells has been resurfaced with financial help from two user groups.

06 October 2017

Adventurer Zac Poulton joins Lake District felltop assessors team for winter

A top adventurer and Everest summiteer has joined the team that will provide safety information for winter hillwalkers in the Lake District.

02 October 2017

Irish rescue team member Kevin Hallahan dies in Crib Goch accident in Snowdonia

A volunteer from an Irish rescue team has died in an accident in Snowdonia. Kevin Hallahan of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team was takin...

01 October 2017

Lakeland walker stretchered from fell after injuring ankle in Grains Gill slip

A walker was rescued after suffering a serious ankle injury in Grains Gill in Borrowdale. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.50pm...

15 October 2017

Stalling Busk plaque unveiled at Yorkshire Dales site of historic Ramblers access meeting

Members of the Ramblers joined a national park chairman at a remote Yorkshire Dales hamlet to mark a key meeting place in the campaign for countryside access.

14 October 2017

Passing walker guides team to true position of injured woman on Snowdonia peak

A passing walker guided rescuers to an injured woman on a Snowdonia mountain, after the team had been told she was on a different peak.

14 October 2017

'You're responsible for your safety,' says rescuer after Cadair Idris search for couple

A mountain rescuer reminded hillgoers to act responsibly when heading into the high ground, after a couple had to be brought to safety when they got lost on a Snowdonia peak.

12 October 2017

Woman's body found at base of Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales

The body of a woman has been found at a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot and climbing venue. Members of the Cave Rescue Organisation were called out abo...

12 October 2017

Lost family with two children winched from Snowdonia mountain in darkness

A family with two young children was winched from a Snowdonia mountain in darkness after they got lost.

09 October 2017

Body of missing French walker found on Cadair Idris in Snowdonia

The body of a missing walker has been found by rescuers on Cadair Idris in Snowdonia. The French tourist was reported missing when he failed to ret...

05 October 2017

National Trust for Scotland members confirm TV's Neil Oliver as new president

National Trust for Scotland members have confirmed Neil Oliver as the charity’s new president. About 100 members approved the appointment at the ...

01 October 2017

National Trust for Scotland breaks with tradition as TV's Neil Oliver set to be president

Television presenter and archaeologist Neil Oliver is expected to take up the role of president of the National Trust for Scotland.

29 September 2017

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