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Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis gains a metre in height

The United Kingdom’s highest mountain just grew by a few inches. But a sudden tectonic upsurge hasn’t hit the Highlands of Scotland; rather, Be...

18 March 2016

Seriously injured Lakeland walker rescued after cries for help heard

A man was airlifted to hospital after being knocked unconscious when he fell up to 100ft from a Lake District fell.

17 March 2016

Ex-Oban team leader elected Damon Powell elected chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue

A former team leader of Oban Mountain Rescue Team has been elected chair of the umbrella body for Scottish teams.

15 March 2016

Longest new stretch of new England Coast Path opens in Somerset

The longest new section of the England Coast Path officially opened to the public today. Natural England’s chairman Andrew Sells marked the openi...

15 March 2016

Hypothermic walker rescued after collapsing on Ingleborough

A walker was rescued from one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks after collapsing near its summit. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called ...

13 March 2016

Missing walker Jim Robertson's daughter sets up cash appeal for mountain rescuers

The daughter of a walker who has been missing for 10 days in the Cairngorms has launched a fundraising page for the mountain rescue team at the centre of the search for him.

12 March 2016

New appeal for sightings of missing walker Jim Robertson as search continues

Police renewed their appeal to walkers for sightings of a man who has been missing in the Cairngorms for more than a week.

11 March 2016

Scores of 'high-risk' hillgoers get winter-skills training in student scheme

Scores of high-risk hillgoers have received practical winter mountain training to increase their safety.

10 March 2016

Man rescued after being found 'frozen but alive' after night on Helvellyn

A man was rescued after being found ‘frozen but alive’ by a walker after spending the night on England’s third-highest mountain.

10 March 2016

Top award goes to Frio wallet that keeps diabetic outdoor fans' insulin cool

A pouch that allows outdoor enthusiasts to keep vital medicine at the correct temperature has won the top accolade in an inaugural award.

17 March 2016

Appeal launched to pave Coast to Coast Walk bog on Nine Standards Rigg

Plans are afoot to improve the boggiest section of one of England’s most popular long-distance walking routes.

16 March 2016

Lost Bleaklow walker found after seven-hour night-time search

A man was brought to safety from the Peak District’s second-highest hill after a seven-hour night-time search involving three mountain rescue teams.

15 March 2016

Rescuers called to injured Helvellyn walker above closed Dunmail Raise road

Rescuers were called out for the first time this year to the western slopes of Helvellyn, above a road closed when part of it was washed away by floods.

13 March 2016

Air ambulance doctor Simon Le Clerc heads stateside to research new treatment

A flying doctor involved in rescues of stricken outdoor enthusiasts is jetting across the Atlantic to investigate a lifesaving treatment.

12 March 2016

Report says people with dementia benefit from walking and outdoor activities

Walking and outdoor activities should be encouraged for people who have dementia, a report published today said.

11 March 2016

Rescuers' winter warning after 'extremely lucky' man survives Striding Edge fall

Rescuers warned the Lake District’s mountains are still in the grip of winter after being called out to England’s third-highest mountain for the second time in 24 hours.

11 March 2016

Insulation brand PrimaLoft first 'ingredient' member to join European Outdoor Group

A leading manufacturer of insulation used by many outdoor brands has become the first ‘ingredient’ member of a European trade association.

10 March 2016

Coniston footpath and Highland rewilding schemes contend for €30,000 grant

Two British projects are in the running to win a major grant in a European competition. A scheme to repair a badly eroded path up the Old Man of Co...

09 March 2016

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