Government confirms Lakes and Dales national parks will be extended

The Government has announced that two national parks in northern England will be extended. The long-awaited decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales ...

23 October 2015

Pennine walkers urged to help log lifesaving sphagnum moss bogs

Scientists are asking outdoor enthusiasts to help them log an important lifesaving moorland plant. Sphagnum moss helped save lives during both Worl...

22 October 2015

Scottish outdoors body warns of increased deer risk as clocks go back

Scotland’s official outdoors body is urging people to take extra care on the nation’s roads as the end of British Summer Time signals an increased risk of hitting deer.

22 October 2015

Outdoor groups pay tribute to Michael Meacher, architect of right to roam

Outdoor campaigners paid tribute to a former Labour Environment Secretary who has died. Michael Meacher was the architect of the right-to-roam laws...

21 October 2015

Paraglider rescued after crash landing on Whernside summit

A paraglider had to be rescued after crash landing on Yorkshire’s highest fell. The man was airlifted from Whernside after landing on the summit ...

20 October 2015

Mountain federation takes over Respect the Mountains after cash crisis

An organisation dedicated to preserving the world’s mountain environments has been rescued after it was forced to fold when it failed to secure a European Union grant.

19 October 2015

Appeal to Buttertubs Run drivers for sightings of cyclist Patrick McDonough

Police have repeated their appeal for sightings of a cyclist who died after being found on a high Yorkshire Dales pass.

19 October 2015

Man dies after collapsing while walking with friends on Skiddaw

A walker has died after collapsing on a Lake District mountain. The 51-year-old suffered a suspected heart attack while on Skiddaw with two compani...

19 October 2015

Campaigners frustrated at 'pathetic' two-year Lakes and Dales decision delay

Campaigners say they are frustrated by Government delays on a proposed extension of two national parks in the North of England.

15 October 2015

National trail apps bring Bram Stoker's Dracula to life for Whitby walkers

Visitors on a national trail will be able to experience gothic horror as they walk in the footsteps of a famous Victorian author.

22 October 2015

Borrowdale walker rescued from Swanesty How after injuring ankle in slip

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after slipping and injuring her leg. The woman was walking with her partner on Swanesty How in Borro...

22 October 2015

Founder Bernard Heath helps Mountain Bothies Association mark 50 years

The man who founded the organisation that looks after Britain’s mountain shelters joined members to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary.

21 October 2015

Suilven path project tops worldwide poll for £18,000 cash grant

A scheme to restore footpaths on an Assynt mountain has topped a worldwide poll to win £18,000 of funding.

21 October 2015

David Balharry appointed Scotland director for Rewilding Britain group

A group campaigning for parts of Britain’s countryside to be returned to their wild state has appointed a director for Scotland.

20 October 2015

Campaigners fight on as North York Moors potash mine formally approved

Campaigners battling against the setting up of a huge mine in a national park say the fight is not over, despite formal approval being granted today.

19 October 2015

Climber seriously injured in fall from Dow Crag near Coniston

A climber was seriously injured in a fall from a Lake District crag. The man was on a route on Dow Crag near Coniston on Saturday afternoon when he...

19 October 2015

Mountain rescuers called out after man gets stuck under Aira Force bridge

A rescue team was called out to aid a man who had got stuck at a Lake District beauty spot. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 11.55...

17 October 2015

Volunteers clear half a ton of litter from Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon

Public-spirited volunteers removed more than half a ton of rubbish from Britain’s three national peaks.

14 October 2015


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