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Campaigners fear North Yorkshire path plans put routes at risk

Campaigners fear rights of way in England’s biggest county could be lost under an authority’s plans to categorise public paths.

21 March 2017

Bonington and Hinkes among top names announced for Keswick Mountain Festival

A roster of top names awaits festival-goers at a summer Lake District event. Among speakers at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival are elder st...

21 March 2017

Team pleads with hillwalkers to go properly equipped after Coniston Fells rescue

Mountain rescuers have pleaded with hillgoers to be properly equipped, after two walkers had to be led to safety from the Lake District fells.

20 March 2017

Buttermere walker stretchered from fell after breaking ankle

A walker suffered a suspected broken ankle when she slipped on a Lake District fell. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 11.45am on ...

19 March 2017

Man and two dogs rescued after 100ft fall at Brecon Beacons 'Batcave' site

A man was rescued after falling 100ft at a Brecon Beacons beauty spot famed as the location for the Batcave in a Hollywood film.

19 March 2017

Outdoor industry announces September camping meet for future leaders

The UK outdoor industry will stage a camping weekend aimed at future leaders in the business. The Outdoors Future Camp will take place in Sheffield...

17 March 2017

Father and 11-year-old girl winched from Tryfan after getting stuck on steep ground

An 11-year-old girl and her father were airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after getting stuck on steep ground.

13 March 2017

Ben Dolphin elected as new Ramblers Scotland president

A journalist, countryside ranger and blogger has been appointed head of the Ramblers in Scotland. Ben Dolphin was elected to the post of president ...

12 March 2017

Injured Lake District walker airlifted from summit of Great Borne

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself in a fall on a Lake District mountain. The 74-year-old was walking with a group from Cock...

10 March 2017

Hypothermic man rescued in 'very bad' conditions after spending night on Ben Nevis

Rescuers have warned that conditions on the UK’s highest mountain are extremely difficult, after an operation to find a missing person on the peak.

21 March 2017

Underground play will mark life of Lakeland 'professor of adventure' Millican Dalton

A play marking the 150th anniversary of an eccentric Lake District character who spent much of his time living in a cave will be staged deep underground.

20 March 2017

Snugpak introduces brand new fleece items to its clothing collection

Stay warm with Snugpak Snugpak, the UK’s leading sleeping bag and insulated clothing manufacturer, has launched a brand new fleece to its extensive clothing collection – the Impact Fleece Shirt.

20 March 2017

Passer-by uses Facebook to summon help after finding injured Divis Mountain woman

A woman used Facebook messages to summon help after coming across an injured person on a Northern Ireland hill.

19 March 2017

Cupboard-based Torridon mountain rescuers appeal for £50,000 for new base

A volunteer rescue team that currently operates out of a cupboard has launched an appeal for cash for a proper base.

18 March 2017

Andrew Bachell appointed chief executive of John Muir Trust

A leading conservation charity has appointed a new chief executive. Andrew Bachell will take over the post at the John Muir Trust in June. Mr Ba...

14 March 2017

Injured Scarth Gap walker in third rescue for Cockermouth team

A Lake District team was called out to its third rescue in two days when a walker slipped and injured himself.

12 March 2017

Calder Valley team's annual training interrupted as walker suffers broken ankle

A rescue team had to break off from its annual training day to go to the aid of a walker with an injured ankle.

12 March 2017

Mountaineering council confirms no-confidence vote will go ahead

The governing committee of the representative body for mountaineers in England and Wales will face a vote of no confidence at its annual meeting.

10 March 2017

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