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Lakeland group seeks volunteers to find Cumbria's darkest skies

Would you like to join the quest to find Cumbria’s darkest place? The Friends of the Lake District are looking for volunteers to measure just how...

03 November 2019

Leo Houlding to lead expedition to free-climb Amazonian 'lost world' Roraima

Climber and explorer Leo Houlding will brave venomous snakes, mud and mosquitos in a trek to summit a South American ‘lost world’.

29 October 2019

Mountaineer Nirmal 'Nims' Purja summits all 8,000m peaks in less than seven months

Mountaineer Nirmal Purja has claimed his final 8,000m peak, shattering the record for summiting all 14 of the world’s highest peaks.

29 October 2019

Teen airlifted after suffering injury on Fleetwith Pike via ferrata

A teenager in search of thrills on a Lake District attraction had a bigger adventure than planned when he had to be rescued.

28 October 2019

Hill-goers should prepare for winter this weekend, say mountain experts

Mountain experts are warning hillgoers to prepare for winter, despite it still only being October. With clocks going back and the first snows of th...

24 October 2019

Forty walkers make night traverse of Striding Edge to raise cash for rescue teams

Forty walkers made a night ascent of England’s third highest mountain to help raise cash for mountain rescue.

20 October 2019

Lost Peak District walker found after night search by two teams

A lost walker was rescued from Peak District moorland in a night-time operation involving two teams. The 23-year-old man called police for help whe...

19 October 2019

An Cladach bothy on Islay will close for six months during stalking season

The charity caring for a bothy on Islay has agreed it will be closed for six months each year, at the request of the owners.

17 October 2019

Honeymoon couple rescued after getting lost on Snowdonia mountain

A couple celebrating their honeymoon in Snowdonia had to be rescued after they lost their way in the dark.

12 October 2019

Original Mountain Marathon runners brave armpit-deep mud in Clyde Muirshiel event

Mud was the keyword for competitors in this year’s Original Mountain Marathon, with runners tackling the boggy slopes of the Clyde Muirshiel regional park at the weekend.

31 October 2019

Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers caught out by dark after clocks go back

Two walkers attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge were caught out by the end of British summer time.

29 October 2019

Peak District mountain bikers' campaign aims to boost number of bridleways

Mountain bikers in the Peak District have launched a campaign to increase the number of routes available to cyclists.

28 October 2019

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted after falling on Robinson

An walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after injuring herself in a fall. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.50p...

25 October 2019

David Balharry appointed as new John Muir Trust boss

The John Muir Trust has appointed a respected conservationist and keen mountaineer as its new chief executive.

21 October 2019

Lakeland walker rescued after suffering leg injury in slip

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring his leg. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 12.30pm on Friday to the i...

19 October 2019

'Tough' 80-year-old able to walk to team vehicle after Borrowdale fall

A ‘tough’ octogenarian was able to walk to a team vehicle supported by rescuers after injuring her head in a fall.

18 October 2019

Missing walker Andrew Moorhouse found safe again by Fort William police

Missing walker Andrew Moorhouse has been found in the Highlands. The 47-year-old Sheffield man was reported missing on Tuesday after travelling to ...

13 October 2019

Anxious Blencathra walker rescued after getting stranded on ridge

A group of walkers had to be rescued after one of them was overcome by anxiety on a rocky ridge on Blencathra.

12 October 2019

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