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Peak District walker airlifted after breaking leg on Thorpe Cloud

A walker was airlifted from a Peak District hillside after injuring herself. The 38-year-old Nottingham woman suffered a suspected broken leg when ...

19 April 2017

£4,000 reward offered after red kite found shot dead in Nidderdale

A £4,000 reward is on offer for information about the killing of a bird of prey in North Yorkshire. The body of a red kite was found near Greenhow...

19 April 2017

Fifth Easter rescue for Keswick team after Stockley Bridge walker injured

A Lake District team rounded off a busy Easter weekend with its fifth rescue of the holiday period. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about ...

18 April 2017

Icelandic rescuer helps Patterdale team as two injured on fells in slips

Rescuers in the Lake District had to deal with two simultaneous callouts after walkers injured themselves on the fells.

17 April 2017

New Flittingford bothy opens for walkers and cyclists in Kielder Forest

Volunteers have converted a roofless ruin in a national park into a shelter for walkers and cyclists.

17 April 2017

BMC donation helps Mountain Heritage Trust move to Blencathra Centre

A donation from the British Mountaineering Council helped fund a new home for a collection of important historical mountaineering artefacts.

15 April 2017

Keswick's flood-hit youth hostel reopens after £½m investment

A Lake District youth hostel that was flooded during Storm Desmond in 2015 has officially reopened. YHA Keswick has been restored following a £500...

15 April 2017

Friends of the Lake District offer free landscape training to outdoor leaders

Cumbrian charity the Friends of the Lake District is offering free landscape learning sessions for outdoor leaders.

15 April 2017

Publisher Cicerone backs Lakeland rescuers' safety leaflets campaign

A publisher best known for its guides to walking and other outdoor activities is supporting mountain rescuers’ drive to reduce the number of callouts.

13 April 2017

Duke of Edinburgh's Award team rescued from Lakeland fell after getting lost

A group of teenagers undertaking an expedition was helped to safety after getting lost on the Lake District fells.

19 April 2017

Regulator rules Mountain Warehouse 'waterproof' boot description was misleading

A High Street outdoors retailer has been told it can’t use an advertisement that claimed one of its boot models was waterproof.

19 April 2017

James Blake appointed new YHA boss with pledge on £30m East End 'super hostel'

The new boss of a youth hostelling charity has pledged to prioritise the delivery of a £30m ‘super hostel’ in the East End of London.

18 April 2017

Family caught out in dark on Lakeland fells among four callouts for Keswick team

A family caught out in the dark on the Lake District fells was one of four incidents Keswick Mountain Rescue Team dealt with during a busy Easter weekend.

17 April 2017

French walker rescued from Pennines after Houston picks up SOS beacon alert

Rescuers from the Penrith team were involved in a multinational operation to bring a hypothermic walker to safety from the high fells of the northern Pennines.

16 April 2017

Injured walker rescued after Patterdale team alerted while manning display trailer

A Lake District rescue team was called out to an injured man on a fell after being alerted during its Easter public event.

15 April 2017

Suilven path repairs start with pledge to 'treat mountain with respect'

Work on repairing a badly eroded path has begun on Suilven, one of Assynt’s most popular mountains.

15 April 2017

Free OMM entry and £1,750-worth of gear on offer in Lifesystems competition

Outdoor brand Lifesystems is offering the chance to win a free entry to a mountain marathon, along with all the recommended gear to take part.

15 April 2017

Lakeland walker calls for help after getting stuck at Barf rescue hotspot

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after getting stuck on steep ground. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly before 11am...

13 April 2017

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