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Cairn Gorm company enters administration after eight-week funicular closure

The company that runs the funicular railway and snowsports resort on Cairn Gorm has gone into administration.

29 November 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival attracted 16,000 visitors to 'biggest event yet'

Organisers of the Kendal Mountain Festival said this year’s event was the biggest ever, with about 16,000 visitors attending.

28 November 2018

Four teams put Kinder Plan into action to find walkers lost in dark

Four rescue teams combined to help find two walkers lost on the Peak District’s highest hill. The couple called 999 on Sunday when they became ...

26 November 2018

National Trust reveals plans for Wasdale Head toilets upgrade

Conservation charity the National Trust wants the public’s views on a loo. The organisation is seeking people’s opinion on its plans to upgrade...

21 November 2018

Ill equipped Lakeland walkers and dogs rescued after getting lost in dark

Mountain rescuers warned that people heading for the hills at this time of year need to pack a torch in their rucksack.

17 November 2018

Judges choose seven winners from 600 entries in Kendal festival photo contest

Judges have chosen the winning images in Kendal Mountain Festival’s photography competition. The panel whittled down more than 600 entries to dec...

16 November 2018

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team celebrates 50 years of 'helping others in need'

One of Britain’s busiest mountain rescue teams will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. The Llanberis team, whose patch includes Snowdon...

13 November 2018

Kendal mountain rescuers welcome 'Eric' to the team

Cumbrian rescuers have welcomed their new addition Eric to the team. Eric is a brand new control vehicle that has gone into service with Kendal Mou...

10 November 2018

Lake District planners give go-ahead to 1km-long zipwire at Honister

Planners in the Lake District have given the green light to a zipwire despite officers recommending the application be refused.

07 November 2018

Man rescued after suffering back injuries in fall on Halifax track

A rescue team was called out at night to aid a man who suffered suspected spinal injuries on a track near Halifax in West Yorkshire.

29 November 2018

Walker dies and another airlifted to hospital after Glen Coe incident

One woman has died and another is in hospital after an incident in Glen Coe. It is believed the woman who died is the mother of the other walker, w...

27 November 2018

Chris Packham evokes Kinder Scout trespass spirit in uniting outdoors campaigners

Television presenter Chris Packham revealed he views himself as an ‘umbrella’ as he evoked the spirit of the Kinder Scout mass trespassers for his environmental campaigns.

22 November 2018

'Don't ditch vital gear to save weight' says team after Three Peaks rescue

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales cautioned walkers against leaving vital safety gear out of their rucksack to save weight.

20 November 2018

Ingleton touted as Three Peaks start to relieve pressure on Horton in Ribblesdale

A group of businesses in the Yorkshire Dales is appealing to walkers to adopt a different route for the area’s Three Peaks Challenge.

16 November 2018

Fell care volunteers demolish 180 pieces of cake after day restoring landscape

The final Lake District fell care day of the year saw walls and fences restored and 180 pieces of cake demolished by volunteers and staff.

14 November 2018

Kendal prepares for Britain's biggest outdoors festival with star-studded line-up

Kendal is gearing up for the annual influx of thousands of visitors to Britain’s biggest mountain festival.

10 November 2018

Appeal underway to raise cash to replace missing Blencathra trig circle

A man is raising funds to replace an Ordnance Survey ring that disappeared from the summit of Blencathra in the Lake District.

10 November 2018

Survey shows most Scots want more protection for their scenic landscapes

Nine out of ten people surveyed in Scotland said large-scale industrial developments should be subject to restrictions in the nation’s most important landscapes.

07 November 2018

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