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Rescuers remind walkers of Sharp Edge difficulties after father and son get stuck

Rescuers issued a reminder of the difficulties facing anyone tackling Sharp Edge in the wet, after a father and son were rescued from the ridge.

21 July 2017

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after injuring himself on Sty Head path

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring himself. The 60-year-old was walking with a friend on the Sty Head path on Wednesda...

20 July 2017

Landfill waste levies help fund Ardinning nature reserve path upgrades

Taxes levied on landfill waste have helped upgrade a moorland path in the shadow of the Campsie Fells.

19 July 2017

Lakeland climber has unlucky break while celebrating birthday at Newlands crag

A Lake District climber had an unlucky break while celebrating his birthday. The man fell more than 30ft while leading a climb on Miners Crag in Ne...

19 July 2017

Rescuers in dusk-to-dawn operation to bring injured Snowdonia climber to safety

A Snowdonia rescue team undertook a 7½-hour night-time operation to bring a climber to safety after he was injured while abseiling.

16 July 2017

Lakeland walker rescued from Borrowdale fell after injuring ankle

A walker was rescued after injuring her ankle on a Lake District fell. The woman was reported to be on the Allerdale Ramble when the incident happe...

16 July 2017

Police plea to hill-goers to prepare properly after spate of rescues

Police and outdoors experts are urging walkers to plan their trips into the mountains properly after a spate of rescue callouts.

14 July 2017

Duke of Edinburgh's Award group shelters lost Crinkle Crags walker overnight

A group of young walkers tackling a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition came to the aid of a woman lost on the Lakeland fells.

14 July 2017

Duddon and Furness rescuers prepare for mammoth charity stretcher carry

Two mountain rescuers will tackle a mammoth stretcher-carry spanning their team’s patch. Will Reed and Tom Fairchild, who are both members of the...

13 July 2017

Charity receives £½m boost to help people with dementia get outdoors

A charity that helps people with dementia get outdoors has received a cash boost. The Big Lottery Fund has given almost half a million pounds to De...

20 July 2017

Calder Valley pair will attempt Matterhorn ascent to aid team's radio upgrade

Two rescue team members are swapping their home Pennine terrain for a daunting climb in the Pennine Alps.

19 July 2017

Sales of new Wainwright Society calendar will help Fix the Fells

Outdoors fans who want a daily reminder of the beauty of the Lake District can snap up the latest calendar produced by the Wainwright Society.

19 July 2017

New recruit Orion aims to star in Calder Valley rescue team

A new recruit is hoping to become a star member of a Yorkshire rescue team. Orion, an 11-week-old springer spaniel will begin training with Calder ...

17 July 2017

Yorkshire Dales climber suffers head injuries in 33ft fall

A climber was injured after falling more than 30ft on a Yorkshire Dales crag. The 57-year-old was on a route on Robin Proctor’s Scar near Austwic...

16 July 2017

Andy Berry and Cat Slater triumph in challenging Lakes Sky Ultra conditions

Britons claimed victory in the tough Lakes Sky Ultra Race, which attracted an international field. Andrew Berry finished first in the event, with C...

16 July 2017

Aberdyfi team rescues sheepish casualty from old mine shaft

Rescuers were called to help a casualty left looking sheepish after falling down old mine workings. Members of Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team had ...

14 July 2017

New OS map details green spaces but critics say it fails to deliver

Britain’s national mapping agency has released new data that details the country’s green spaces. The Ordnance Survey mapping and dataset is aim...

13 July 2017

Campaigners 'euphoric' as Lake District gains Unesco world heritage status

The Lake District has been granted world heritage site status by Unesco. It joins the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place...

09 July 2017

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