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Hostelling charity YHA appoints first woman chair Margaret Hart

A hostelling organisation has appointed the first female chair in its 89-year history. Margaret Hart is the new head of YHA (England & Wales), whic...

02 July 2019

Lightly clad Snowdonia walker rescued after getting lost on cloud-covered Carneddau

A lightly clad walker was rescued after getting lost in cool conditions on the Snowdonia mountains. The man called for help when he became disorien...

02 July 2019

New ladder opens for 'gravity-defying' ascent of Borrowdale's Bowder Stone

One of the Lake District’s strangest attractions will be back in action with the official opening of a newly installed ascent route.

01 July 2019

Cyclist Katherine Moore dies on Wrynose Pass during Coast to Coast sportive

A cyclist has died in an incident on a Lake District pass. Katherine Moore was taking part in a Coast to Coast event when she was injured on the Wr...

30 June 2019

Two Highland walkers found by rescuers after spending night on An Teallach

Two walkers were found after spending the night on a Highland mountain. The men, from the Perth area, were reported overdue from a traverse of An T...

29 June 2019

Designer's pitch to festival-goers: don't ditch the tent; turn it into a rucksack

A Dundee University graduate is hoping his novel recycling idea will reduce the waste of abandoned tents at music festivals.

28 June 2019

Sabrina Verjee completes women's Spine Race double with Fusion win

Sabrina Verjee has won the Montane Spine Fusion endurance race, the first woman outright winner of the event.

27 June 2019

Friends of Lake District in solstice fell gathering to mark 85th birthday

A charity that was set up to establish a national park in the Lake District has celebrated its 85th anniversary.

24 June 2019

Highland walker dies in fall on An Teallach

A walker has died after falling on a Highland mountain. Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was alerted on Sunday afternoon when the 70-year-old man sl...

24 June 2019

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted after fall on Buttermere fells

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering multiple injuries in a fall. The 67-year-old fell on the descent from High Crag to...

02 July 2019

Two rescued from Lakeland fell after getting stuck on Great End scramble

Two people were rescued from a Lake District fell after getting stuck while scrambling. The man and woman, both 30, called for help when they got c...

01 July 2019

Calder Valley team honours Ellie Sherwin with life award after 30 years' service

A dedicated rescue team volunteer was presented with a life membership award in recognition of her service.

30 June 2019

Lakeland walker dies after falling into Borrowdale gill

A walker has died after falling into a Lake District gorge. The 72-year-old was walking above Borrowdale on Wednesday with his wife and dog when th...

28 June 2019

Rescuers will continue search for walker Martin Rhodes, missing for two months

Rescuers in the Highlands said they will continue their searches for a walker who has been missing for two months.

28 June 2019

Western Beacons rescuers fly out to Greek isle Zante to search for John Tossell

A group of mountain rescuers from Wales will fly out to a Greek island to help in the search for a Bridgend man who has gone missing.

28 June 2019

Cumbria police appeal for information after cyclist dies in Haweswater area

Police in the Lake District are appealing for information after a cyclist died. Cumbria Constabulary said officers were called to the Haweswater ar...

27 June 2019

Rescue crew guided to injured Beacons gorge walker by camera flashes

An injured Brecon Beacons gorge walker was winched to safety after members of the public guided a rescue helicopter to the scene by using their mobile phone camera flashes.

24 June 2019

Runner Paul Tierney breaks record for summiting all 214 Wainwright fells

Ultrarunner Paul Tierney has broken the record for the fastest time taken to summit all the Lake District’s Wainwright peaks.

20 June 2019

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