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Rescuers praise 'splendid effort' of 80-year-old and friends in Lakeland incident

Rescuers were alerted after a group of walkers, including an 80-year-old woman, were reported to be in difficulties on the fells in the Lake District.

02 December 2017

Lakeland felltop assessors celebrate 30 years of service that began with 10p pieces

The man who pioneered the Lake District’s daily winter weather reports revealed the service relied on a pocketful of 10p pieces when it began.

01 December 2017

Injured Blencathra walker airlifted after slip on Blease Fell

An injured walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after she slipped in wintry conditions. The 35-year-old was on Blease Fell on Blencathra ...

27 November 2017

Aberdeen team's appeal after mystery theft of Cairngorms rescue post sign

A mountain rescue team is appealing for information after a bizarre theft in the Cairngorms. The ‘rescue post’ sign has disappeared from the bo...

25 November 2017

Scottish mountain volunteers' efforts recognised at outdoor trust meeting

Volunteers who have helped repair and maintain routes in Scotland’s national parks received recognition for their efforts.

24 November 2017

Lakeland walker stretchered from fell after Walla Crag injury

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring herself. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.25pm on Friday when...

24 November 2017

Formal plans submitted to Lakes authority for two Thirlmere zipwires

Developers who want to build two zipwires across a Lake District reservoir have submitted their formal plans.

23 November 2017

Two Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers rescued after getting lost in dark

Two ill equipped walkers were rescued after getting lost on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks. One of the pair had a panic attack and experienced br...

22 November 2017

Injured Lakeland walker in six-hour rescue after fall on Pillar

An injured walker was rescued from a Lake District fell in a night-time operation lasting more than six hours.

20 November 2017

Yorkshire Dales walker dies after collapsing at Gordale

A walker has died after collapsing in the Yorkshire Dales. Rescuers were alerted about 12.25pm on Friday by ambulance staff when the man became ill...

02 December 2017

Government pledges £80m in bid to open up Ordnance Survey mapping to small firms

The UK Government is providing £80m to help set up a Geospatial Commission, one of whose tasks will be to look at making mapping data available to small businesses.

28 November 2017

Central Beacons rescue team left devastated after fire at base

A mountain rescue team has been left devastated by a fire at its base that destroyed one of its vehicles and badly damaged two others.

26 November 2017

Bridgedale donates 500 pairs of socks for Outward Bound youngsters

Young people at an Outward Bound Trust centre will be able to step out in comfort thanks to a donation by sock brand Bridgedale.

24 November 2017

Police appeal for information after hen harrier disappears in Yorkshire Dales

Police are appealing for information after a tagged bird of prey disappeared in the Yorkshire Dales. North Yorkshire Police said the hen harrier’...

24 November 2017

Lost Scottish Borders walker found after major six-hour night search

A missing walker and his dog were found after a major six-hour search in the Scottish Borders. A local shepherd used his knowledge of the area of t...

24 November 2017

Slow start for Leo Houlding's Spectre team pinned down by Antarctic storm

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding’s Antarctic expedition has got off to a slow start, with the three-man team pinned down in their tents in a blizzard.

22 November 2017

Injured Cheviots walker airlifted in five-hour rescue

An injured walker was airlifted from a remote hillside in the Cheviots in a rescue lasting more than five hours.

22 November 2017

British Mountaineering Council launches new £1m bid to Mend Our Mountains

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an ambitious £1m project to help repair paths in Britain’s national parks.

16 November 2017

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