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'Tolkeinesque' Dragon's Back photo comes top in national parks 70th anniversary contest

A ‘Tolkein-esque’ view of a Peak District hill has been judged top photo in a competition marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of national parks in England and Wales.

15 February 2019

Mountaineers welcome Glen Etive planners' move to walk in James Bond's steps

Mountaineers have welcomed a decision by Highland planners to walk in the steps of James Bond actors Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench.

14 February 2019

Watch brand Elliot Brown raises £14,000 for mountain rescue with sales of special model

An upmarket watch brand has raised thousands of pounds for mountain rescuers through sales of its products.

12 February 2019

Lakeland walker airlifted after suffering injury on Grisedale Pike

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring an ankle. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was joined by colleagues from the Cockermout...

12 February 2019

Frances Kerner appointed to hunt down lost common land as deadlines loom

The Open Spaces society has appointed a new member of staff to hunt down lost common land, ahead of a looming deadline for re-registration.

10 February 2019

Cragfast Ben Nevis climbers brought to safety in 'epic' 18-hour rescue

Rescuers brought two climbers to safety from Ben Nevis’s North Face after they got stuck. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team described the 18-hour ope...

07 February 2019

Two walkers die in fall on Scotland's most northerly munro Ben Hope

Two walkers have died in a fall on Scotland’s most northerly munro. Assynt Mountain Rescue Team was called out to Ben Hope in Sutherland on Tuesd...

06 February 2019

Wintry Ribblehead shot wins Wainwright Society photo competition

A photograph of a wintry Ribblehead station in the Yorkshire Dales has won an annual competition run by aficionados of the late Alfred Wainwright.

05 February 2019

Walker rescued from snowy Arthur's Seat after breaking leg

Mountain rescuers were called out to help a walker who broke his leg while walking on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

02 February 2019

Group will install new Blencathra summit ring after raising £1,000

A group that launched an online appeal to raise cash to replace a missing Lakeland summit marker will install a replica after reaching its target.

15 February 2019

From Ben Nevis to Annapurna: Cicerone celebrates 50 years of publishing

One of the best known publishers in the outdoor world is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Kendal-based Cicerone was founded by two marri...

13 February 2019

Dales planners order removal of 'alien features' pods at campsite near Hawes

Planners in the Yorkshire Dales have agreed to take enforcement action against the operators of a camping and caravanning site.

12 February 2019

'Quiet and unassuming' author Noel Williams wins Scottish mountain culture award

A ‘quiet and unassuming’ former teacher and mountain rescuer has been named as the recipient of this year’s Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.

11 February 2019

Lakes planners asked to approve two Wasdale toilet blocks at foot of Scafell Pike

Planners will hear an application by the National Trust to build two new toilet blocks at the foot of England’s highest mountain.

08 February 2019

Mountaineering mourns Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry who died in Ben Hope fall

The mountaineering community is mourning the loss of two of its accomplished members who died in a fall on Ben Hope.

07 February 2019

Bowland Pennine rescuers' four callouts include search for lost fellwalkers

Two lost walkers were rescued from a fell in the Forest of Bowland. The operation to find the pair was one of four callouts in five days for the Bo...

05 February 2019

Ingleborough pair rescued after getting lost in dark on first hillwalking trip

A couple had to be rescued after getting lost on their first hillwalking expedition. The man and woman were caught out by the dark on Souther Scale...

04 February 2019

BMC and rescuers criticise 'unprecedented' Snowdonia 'closed mountains' message

The British Mountaineering Council has criticised a national park authority which urged hillgoers to stay away from its peaks.

01 February 2019

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