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Andrew Bachell appointed chief executive of John Muir Trust

A leading conservation charity has appointed a new chief executive. Andrew Bachell will take over the post at the John Muir Trust in June...

14 March 2017

Injured Scarth Gap walker in third rescue for Cockermouth team

A Lake District team was called out to its third rescue in two days when a walker slipped and injured himself.

12 March 2017

Calder Valley team's annual training interrupted as walker suffers broken ankle

A rescue team had to break off from its annual training day to go to the aid of a walker with an injured ankle.

12 March 2017

Mountaineering council confirms no-confidence vote will go ahead

The governing committee of the representative body for mountaineers in England and Wales will face a vote of no confidence at its annual meeting.

10 March 2017

Walkers urged to vote for £8,000 Scafell Pike footpath repair boost in online poll

A scheme to improve paths on England’s highest mountain is in the running for an £8,000 boost. But the Fix the Fells bid will only secure the ca...

07 March 2017

Coastguard releases dramatic rescue footage after man injured in Crib Goch fall

A man was airlifted from a snowy ridge in Snowdonia after injuring himself. The Coastguard released dramatic footage of the rescue on Crib Goch on ...

07 March 2017

Peak District incidents keep Glossop rescuers busy with four weekend callouts

A man was airlifted from a Peak District hillside after suffering a suspected broken leg. Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was called on Saturday to th...

07 March 2017

Two Danish walkers rescued from Cheviots on first day of UK walking trek

Two overseas visitors had to be rescued after getting into difficulties in the wintry Cheviot Hills within a day of landing in Britain.

03 March 2017

Scottish mountain rescuers get close-up view of new Coastguard helicopter

Mountain rescuers in Scotland got their first hands-on experience of a new helicopter that will be based north of the border.

02 March 2017

Father and 11-year-old girl winched from Tryfan after getting stuck on steep ground

An 11-year-old girl and her father were airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after getting stuck on steep ground.

13 March 2017

Ben Dolphin elected as new Ramblers Scotland president

A journalist, countryside ranger and blogger has been appointed head of the Ramblers in Scotland. Ben Dolphin was elected to the post of president ...

12 March 2017

Injured Lake District walker airlifted from summit of Great Borne

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself in a fall on a Lake District mountain. The 74-year-old was walking with a group from Cock...

10 March 2017

Farm dog Dauntless rescued by Aberdyfi team after days stuck on rock ledge

A rescue team brought a stranded dog to safety after she got stuck on a crag. Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team feared the worst when the two-year-ol...

09 March 2017

Lakeland walker airlifted from Barrow after suffering chest pains

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering from chest pains on a Lake District fell. The 80-year-old was with a group on Barrow, overlookin...

07 March 2017

Lakeland walker with broken ankle rescued after slip above Ullswater

Two rescue teams went to the aid of a walker who suffered a suspected broken ankle when she slipped on a Lake District fell.

07 March 2017

Calder Valley team reaches 1,000-rescue milestone as Brontë moors walker injures leg

A rescue team clocked up its 1,000th mission when it went to the aid of an injured walker on the Brontë moors.

04 March 2017

Walker airlifted in critical condition after falling 130ft on Blencathra

A walker was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling on a Lake District mountain.

03 March 2017

Sharp Edge warning for Blencathra walkers after couple get stuck on ridge

Rescuers have reminded hillgoers that they need to be properly equipped and prepared if tackling a notorious Lake District ridge in winter, which they described as a serious undertaking.

01 March 2017

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