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Kinder trespass gathering looks to Scots-style right to roam as election looms

Campaigners gathering to celebrate a historic mass trespass on a Peak District hill will explore how to press for Scottish-style right-to-roam laws.

12 February 2015

Injured walker rescued from fell above Glenridding

A walker was rescued after injuring herself on a Lake District fell. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.45pm and was joined by ...

12 February 2015

Walker airlifted from Old Man of Coniston after injuring face and shoulder in fall

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after suffering facial injuries and a dislocated shoulder when he fell.

11 February 2015

Compass brand Brunton reveals top five navigation mistakes made by walkers

Have you ever been navigationally challenged? Even the most experienced hillgoers can occasionally go wrong and find themselves temporarily misplac...

11 February 2015

Fort William festival Gaelic session will help you sort a meall from a sgurr

Do you know your meall from your sgurr? Can you wrap your tongue round names such as Stob Coire Sgreamhach? Gaelic topographical terms present a ch...

10 February 2015

Ramblers urge Scottish Government to clarify walkers' right to use railway crossings

Campaigners are urging the Scottish Parliament to enshrine the right for walkers to use railway crossings.

10 February 2015

Sea King reaches Peak District walker after snow thwarts air ambulance

An air ambulance called to pick up an injured walker on a Peak District moor had to abort its landing because of deep snow on the ground.

09 February 2015

Injured climber's calls heard by walkers as he crawled from Snowdonia crag

A climber was rescued after two walkers heard his cries for help as he crawled from a Snowdonia crag after falling.

09 February 2015

Woodland areas among Lake District authority's £½m asset sell-off

More land has been put on the market, as part of a wholesale sell-off of land by the Lake District National Park Authority.

07 February 2015

Campaigners accuse Government of backtracking on national park fracking ban

Environmental campaigners have accused the coalition Government of backtracking on a commitment to ban fracking in national parks in England and Wales.

12 February 2015

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

12 February 2015

Rescuers respond to midnight call from walker lost in fog on Bleaklow

A walker lost on the Peak District’s second-highest hill had to call for help at midnight after spending hours trying to find his way.

11 February 2015

Miller's Dale abseiling suspended on Monsal Trail for steps repair

Abseilers at a popular Peak District venue will be denied their thrills as repairs are carried out nearby.

11 February 2015

Work begins on Glen Falloch hydro schemes on West Highland Way

Walkers on Scotland’s most popular long-distance trail are being warned of possible diversions while work takes place on hydro-electric schemes.

10 February 2015

Bushology teen Zeki Basan wins first Scottish youth mountain culture award

A teenager who combines bushcraft and naturalism has gained the inaugural Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.

10 February 2015

Injured climber airlifted to hospital after fall on Aonach Mòr

A climber was seriously injured in a fall on a Highland mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday after the climber suffer...

09 February 2015

Rescuers warn of Microspikes limits after Snowdon walkers share pair

Mountain rescuers warned hillgoers of the limitations of traction spikes in full winter conditions after they had to rescue a man sharing a pair with his friend.

08 February 2015

Footpath works open up extra section of Dales Way to wheelchair users

A section of a long-distance trail through the Yorkshire Dales has been opened up to wheelchair users and families with young children.

06 February 2015

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