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Lake District walkers rescued after cannabis man gets high on Scafell range

A walker had to be rescued after getting high while on the Lake District fells. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team responded to the call for help from a ...

24 September 2017

Lakeland rescuers' frustration at avoidable callouts as 76 walkers 'unaccounted for'

A mountain rescue team has vented its frustration after members were called away from their dinners only to find the 999 caller was tucking into a meal and glass of red wine at the pub.

17 September 2017

Dundonnell team 'heartened' by public response after theft of rescue gear

The leader of a volunteer Scottish rescue team that had vital equipment stolen said his members have been heartened by the public support since the break-in.

07 September 2017

Scientist discovers plant on Peak District trail believed to be extinct

A rare plant that was believed extinct has been discovered on a popular Peak District trail. Two small populations of the leek-coloured hawkweed ha...

10 September 2017

Hypothermic Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital from Far Easedale

A hypothermic walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after becoming unwell. The man, in his 70s, was with a group of friends in Far Easedal...

08 September 2017

Mountaineer Doug Scott's black and white photos to go on display for first time

One of the first Britons to summit Everest will stage an exhibition of his black and white photography at a prestigious London venue.

06 September 2017

Fife police appeal after body of man in outdoors gear found in Devilla Forest

Police in Scotland are appealing for help in identifying a man whose remains were found in a forest in Fife.

05 September 2017

Man and teenage daughter rescued after getting lost on Cadair Idris

A man and his daughter were led to safety after getting lost in bad weather on Cadair Idris. Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly af...

03 September 2017

Yorkshire Dales walker dies after collapsing on Pen-y-ghent

A walker has died after collapsing on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks. The 68-year-old had started his descent after summiting Pen-y-ghent on Satu...

03 September 2017

Missing Cadair Idris walker found asleep in dark on mountain path

Rescuers who found a missing walker asleep in the dark on a Snowdonia mountain path said the man could have died if weather conditions deteriorated sooner.

23 September 2017

Climber freed from Borrowdale rock crack after getting stuck

A climber was released unscathed after a major operation to free her when she became trapped in rocks in Borrowdale.

13 September 2017

Experts will emphasise mountain activities’ importance at Holyrood reception

Mountain experts will gather at the Scottish Parliament to impress on politicians the contribution of hillwalking and mountaineering to the nation’s economy and wellbeing.

10 September 2017

Yorkshire Dales walker airlifted to hospital after tumbling 100ft on Ingleborough

A walker was airlifted after injuring herself when she tumbled 100ft while descending one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

09 September 2017

Blencathra rescue follows Helvellyn callout for Keswick team

A man was rescued from Helvellyn and a woman brought to safety after getting stuck on Blencathra on Wednesday.

07 September 2017

Yorkshire Dales authority grant helps fell rescuers kit out new members

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales will be better kitted out thanks to a grant from the national park authority.

05 September 2017

Coast to Coast walker suffers head injury in Greenup Edge fall

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring her head in a fall while on the Coast to Coast route in the Lake District.

05 September 2017

'Learn to navigate' advice after rescuers sent to wrong Lakeland mountain to aid walkers

A Lake District rescue team extolled the advantages of being able to navigate after it was sent to the wrong mountain to aid two walkers with dogs.

03 September 2017

Vital rescue gear stolen in burglary at Dundonnell team's base

Vital rescue equipment has been stolen in a break-in at a volunteer team’s base. Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team said it believes the burglary to...

02 September 2017

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