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BMC Mend Our Mountains appeal passes £½m mark

The British Mountaineering Council’s million-pound bid to raise cash for footpath repairs has passed the halfway mark.

31 October 2018

Teen suffers multiple injuries in fall at Chudleigh Rocks

A teenager was airlifted to hospital after falling from a crag at a popular Devon climbing venue. Dartmoor Search and Rescue was alerted at 2.50pm ...

29 October 2018

Walker dies after collapsing on Snowdon

A walker has died after collapsing on Wales’s highest mountain. Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 10.15am on Sunday that the man w...

29 October 2018

Keswick rescuers pay tribute to former leader Mike Nixon who has died, aged 90

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team has paid tribute to a former stalwart who has died aged 90. Mike Nixon had more than 60 years’ service with the team...

28 October 2018

British summer time's ending – dig out your ice-axe

Dig out the ice-axe and crampons; winter’s on its way, experts have warned. With early snow beginning to cover high ground, Mountaineering Scotla...

26 October 2018

Charge your phone before you head for the hills, advise Lake District rescuers

Rescuers reminded walkers that charging their mobile phones before they set off on a trip to the hills is a sensible precaution.

26 October 2018

Mother and son airlifted from Cadair Idris after getting into difficulties in dark

A mother and son were airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after getting lost in the dark. Rescuers believed the walkers were uninjured but called i...

24 October 2018

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team pays tribute to member Tim Pendleton who has died

A mountain rescue team has paid tribute to one of its members who has died after a short illness. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team said Tim Pendleton wa...

23 October 2018

Rescuers spend three hours searching for Cadair Idris walkers after panic attack

Mountain rescuers spent more than three hours searching a Snowdonia peak for a pair of walkers who got into difficulties in bad weather.

21 October 2018

Was woman whose body was found on Pen-y-ghent a 'Thai bride'?

Police believe a woman whose body was found on the slopes of one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks may have been a ‘Thai bride’.

31 October 2018

Sub-zero temperatures and blizzards test runners as OMM hits Black Mountains

Thousands of hardy competitors endured sub-zero temperatures and blizzards in the Original Mountain Marathon held at the weekend.

29 October 2018

€30,000 boost will help lift the gloom on the Peak District's Bog of Doom route

The Peak District’s Bog of Doom may hold fewer terrors after the announcement of a €30,000 boost for its improvement.

28 October 2018

Walkers illuminate Fleetwith Pike ridge in charity festival of light

Forty hardy walkers lit up a Lake District ridge to help a charity that supports young people tackling expeditions in the great outdoors.

28 October 2018

Walkers warned to stay clear of Beachy Head cliffs after large cracks appear

The Coastguard is warning walkers to stay away from cliff edges at a South Downs beauty spot after a large crack appeared close to the footpath.

26 October 2018

Three teams in four-hour stretcher carry of injured Kinder Scout walker

An injured walker was stretchered for four hours from Kinder Scout in a rescue operation lasting 7½ hours altogether.

24 October 2018

Two lost Cairngorms walkers found after seven-hour 'brutal' search

Two walkers were rescued after getting completely lost in the Cairngorms. The pair set off on Wednesday to tackle Britain’s second-highest mounta...

24 October 2018

Team uses rope system to rescue walker who fell 65ft at Hardcastle Crags

Rescuers rigged up a rope system to bring to safety a walker who fell about 65ft down a steep slope at a Pennine beauty spot.

21 October 2018

Signs of the times: Dales craftsman uses 44-year-old machine to form finger posts

Have you ever stopped and pondered, as you check you’re on the right track, how those ubiquitous wooden finger posts we see throughout the countryside are produced.

20 October 2018

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