Outdoor fans urged to 'walk the Pennine Way in a day' to mark 50th birthday

Outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to walk the Pennine Way in a day to mark the 50th birthday of the UK’s first national trail.

07 March 2015

Rohan repeats its Gift Your Gear discount scheme for unwanted outdoor kit

A scheme that allows outdoor enthusiasts to donate their unwanted gear for younger users is again offering discounts on new clothing at Rohan stores.

05 March 2015

Walker rescued after getting stuck overnight on Ben Nevis summit

A walker was rescued after spending the night on Britain’s highest mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was alerted after reports the walker w...

05 March 2015

Walkers aid man who spent an hour clinging to Mam Tor trig pillar in gales

A man was rescued by two walkers after clinging to a trig pillar on a Peak District in high winds for an hour.

04 March 2015

Navy crewman Robin Suckling awarded for bravery for Buachaille Etive Mòr rescue

A Royal Navy helicopter crewman who carried out a rescue in storm-force winds on a Highlands mountain has received a bravery award.

03 March 2015

Lakeland walker rescued after getting stuck near The Bishop on Barf

Rescuers were called out to a Lakeland fell to help a walker stuck on steep ground. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.15pm on Saturd...

02 March 2015

Keswick exhibition will mark anniversary of Wainwight's 'love letter' to Lakeland

A new exhibition will examine author Alfred Wainwright’s love affair with the Lake District. Wainwright, the author of the celebrated Pictorial G...

28 February 2015

Air ambulance flies to walker with ankle injury on Hadrian's Wall

A woman was treated and rescued by air ambulance staff after she injured her ankle while walking on Hadrian’s Wall.

26 February 2015

Rescuers' lives 'on the line' as three ill prepared walkers fall 650ft on Ben Nevis

Mountain rescuers put their lives on the line to rescue a group of inexperienced hillwalkers on Britain’s highest mountain after three of the men fell more than 600ft.

26 February 2015

Could rescue cats be the purr-fect answer to teams' mountain searches?

The role of animals in mountain rescue is well documented, with Search and Rescue Dogs Association members in many teams helping cut the time spent searching for outdoor enthusiasts in distress.

05 March 2015

Call off Stickle Tarn sale, MP Tim Farron tells Lakes authority

A Lake District MP is continuing his fight against the national park authority’s plan to sell off a mountain beauty spot.

05 March 2015

Badly Drawn Boy and Dodgy join Keswick Mountain Festival music line-up

A Mercury Music Prize winner and chart-toppers from the Britpop era will entertain crowds at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival.

04 March 2015

Peak bosses pledge to replace historic Stanage marker

An ancient marker close to one of the Peak District’s most popular climbing venues is to be replaced after suffering the ravages of time.

03 March 2015

MP Tim Farron steps up Stickle Tarn sell-off campaign with Commons motion

A Lake District MP is calling on the national park authority to halt the sale of a mountain tarn and its surrounding area.

02 March 2015

Rescuers' winter warning after Lakeland walkers get in to difficulties on fells

Mountain rescuers have warned walkers that wintry conditions still have a hold on the Lake District tops, after two incidents involving people getting into difficulties on the high fells.

01 March 2015

'Rescpect our mountains' Scots politicians told, ahead of general election

Mountaineers in Scotland have called on politicians to respect the nation’s uplands. A campaign by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland ahead o...

26 February 2015

Civilian Coastguard search and rescue helicopter service officially launched

The UK’s civilian search and rescue helicopter was officially launched at one of the bases first in line to take over from the familiar Sea Kings of the RAF and Royal Navy.

26 February 2015

Man falls 650ft on Ben Nevis as group gets lost in whiteout

Rescuers have gone to the aid of a group on Britain’s highest mountain after one of them fell more than 600 feet.

25 February 2015


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