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Old foghorn, gunpowder works, disused mineral works? Walkers, take your pick

What do an old fog horn, gunpowder works and the Lake District’s last mineral mine have in common? They’re all destinations on offer for walker...

02 September 2018

Dales cavers rescued after 24 hours underground in Dowber Gill Passage

Two cavers were rescued from a system in the Yorkshire Dales after spending 24 hours underground. Members of Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Associati...

01 September 2018

Scafell walker dies after fall on Broad Stand

A walker has died after falling on England’s second-highest mountain. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Wednesday afternoon after th...

29 August 2018

Mystery surrounds disappearance of Blencathra triangulation circle

Mystery surrounds the disappearance of an Ordnance Survey ring on a Lake District mountain. Several social media posts over the past few days have ...

29 August 2018

Sprinkling Tarn camper rescued after breaking leg in night trip

A man was rescued from a Lake District fell after breaking his leg while wild camping. The 55-year-old was with his two sons at Sprinkling Tarn in ...

28 August 2018

Timothy Murray, 16, dies after falling while walking on Stac Pollaidh

A teenager has died after falling from a mountain in the north-west Highlands. Timothy Murray from West Yorkshire was reported overdue from a walk ...

27 August 2018

Two teens airlifted from Cadair Idris in 'very challenging' conditions

Two teens were airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain in conditions rescuers described as ‘very challenging’.

23 August 2018

Yorkshire Dales mock castle may have to be torn down after planning appeal fails

The owners of a mock mediaeval castle in the Yorkshire Dales face having to demolish the edifice after a planning inspector dismissed their appeal against enforcement action.

22 August 2018

Two dogs strechered from fell after 30ft plunge on Castle Crag

Two dogs were stretchered from a Lake District fell after they fell 30ft from a crag. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 1pm o...

20 August 2018

Campaigners prepare to battle Ministry of Defence over Cumbrian commons

Campaigners are preparing to go into battle against military bosses over large tracts of common land in the north Pennines.

01 September 2018

Five Scafell walkers rescued from Broad Stand 24 hours after man's fatal fall at site

A group of walkers was rescued from a Lake District accident blackspot just 24 hours after a man had fallen to his death at the same site.

31 August 2018

Yorkshire Dales gamekeeper Timothy Cowin pleads guilty to shooting two owls

A gamekeeper who shot two protected owls on a Cumbrian grouse moor has been convicted and ordered to pay more than £1,200 in fines and other costs.

29 August 2018

Police appeal after thieves target Lochaber Commando Memorial

Police are appealing for information after a collection box at a Highland monument was damaged in an attempted theft.

29 August 2018

Loretto School students plan Beinn a’ Ghlò ascent for Mend Our Mountains appeal

Students from an independent school in East Lothian will step out to help an appeal to repair mountain paths.

27 August 2018

Three teams in Great Gable search after 12-year-old and granddad reported missing

A major night search involving three rescue teams and a helicopter was mounted when a man and his 12-year-old granddaughter were reported missing in the Lake District.

24 August 2018

New MônSAR rescue team goes into service on Anglesey after three years' training

Wales has a new rescue team, which has now become operational on the Isle of Anglesey. MônSAR was formed three years ago and has been training sin...

22 August 2018

North Wales rescuers produce seven-point plan to keep hillgoers out of trouble

Rescuers in north Wales have produced a seven-point plan for hill-goers to follow to keep out of trouble as they await an influx of extra visitors over the bank holiday weekend.

21 August 2018

Lakeland campers rescued after getting trapped by floodwater in Borrowdale

A couple camping in the Lake District were rescued after they woke in the early hours to find their tent floating in flood water.

19 August 2018

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