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Friends of Lake District launches campaign for 'under siege' national park

The charity that played a part in the setting up of a national park in the Lake District has thrown its weight behind calls to protect it from developments it says threaten its character.

Plans revealed for latest 125-mile Morecambe Bay stretch of England Coast Path

Plans for the latest section of the England Coast Path have been revealed. If approved, the 125-mile stretch from Silecroft in Cumbria to Cleveleys...

Wainwright aficionados will help fund Calvert Trust activities in 2020

A charity that provides outdoor activities for people with disabilities will benefit from fundraising activities by aficionados of Alfred Wainwright.

Six days, six hours, four minutes: how Paul Tierney broke the Wainwrights running record

An astonishing challenge that ran on chips, banter and very little sleep, but definitely no smashed avocado.

Groups appeal for cash in legal challenge to Lakes bosses' green lanes decision

Campaigners have launched an appeal to raise cash for a judicial review of Lake District bosses’ decision not to introduce protective orders on two unsurfaced tracks in the national park.

Rescuers called out as Kirkstone Pass motorists come to grief in snow and ice

Mountain rescuers were called out to aid an injured driver on a Lake District pass after a two-vehicle crash in snow and ice.

Grough's great big guide to Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor fan

We've scoured the outdoor world for suggestions for innovative festive presents for the mad-keen outdoor enthusiast in your life..

Three callouts for Keswick rescuers as icy conditions catch out Lakeland hillgoers

A Lake District team was called out three times on Sunday to aid people who came to grief in icy conditions.

Green activist, film-maker and photographers appointed Friends of Lake District patrons

A young environmental campaigner, a film-maker and two photographers have been appointed patrons of the Friends of the Lake District.

Injured Helvellyn walker airlifted from mountain after fall from Striding Edge

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District ridge after suffering injuries in a fall. A Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service team from RAF Leemi...

Four callouts over Christmas period for Cockermouth rescuers

Volunteers from Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were kept busy over the Christmas period, responding to four incidents on the Lake District fells.

Lakeland walker suffers serious injury in fall from Langstrath scramble route

A walker suffered a serious head injury in a fall from a scrambling route in the Lake District. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1...

Rescuers find no sign of 'casualty' reported to have fallen from Sharp Edge

Mountain rescuers stood down after failing to find a casualty who was reported to have fallen off a Lake District ridge.

TV show will feature 'dead to the world' walker who collapsed on Ullswater hike

A walker who collapsed while on a charity fundraiser in the Lake District has thanked those who helped him.

Lake District boss Richard Leafe: resignation rumour is 'fake news'

The boss of the Lake District national park said social media reports of his impending resignation are ‘fake news’ and he will not be leaving his post.

Leo Houlding and team complete free climb of Guyana tepui Roraima

Leo Houlding and his expedition team have successfully completed a new free-climbing route on a South American ‘lost world’.

Winter comes to Lakeland as three felltop assessors gear up for a new season

The Lake District's felltop assessors will begin their daily ascents of Helvellyn this week; we spoke to 'new boy' Wes Hunter to get his thoughts on his new 'dream job'.

Three Lakeland walkers rescued after getting lost in fog on fell above Howtown

Three walkers were rescued after getting lost in fog on a Lake District fell. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.50pm on Saturd...


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