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Charity meeting seeks solution to Nevis challenge problems

The problems caused by so many booted feet tramping up Britain’s highest mountain will come to a head later this month with a summit meeting between charity representatives and Ben Nevis’s authorities.

Walker falls to her death on Great Gable

A walker has died after a fall on a Lake District crag. The 35-year-old woman was with two others when she fell on Westmorland Crag on Great Gable....

Wainwright Society honours cancer hero Tom

The cancer patient who braved blizzards and torrential rain to complete the Coast-to-Coast walk has been honoured by the Wainwright Society.

Lake district fall prompts crampon plea from rescuers

Experts have stressed the importance of carrying the right equipment on the Lake District’s mountains after a man fell 200m from England’s third highest mountain.

Groups come together to oppose holiday plan for Borrowdale

Another pressure group has thrown its weight behind the campaign to stop a development of luxury holiday homes on the eastern edge of the Lake District.

Sat-nav drivers run into trouble on Lakes passes

Motorists in the Lake District are having to be rescued on high mountain passes because they are relying on their satellite navigation systems.

Warning issued as fell-top duo resume Helvellyn job

Cumbria’s dynamic duo has once again swung into action – with a warning for ill prepared hillgoers.

Lake District is public's British favourite

Forget John Sergeant and Martina Navratilova. The public has spoken: and the winner is – the Lake District. Thousands of voters put the Cumbrian ...

Julia: drowning in the beauty and enjoying the leg burn

She’s become the pin-up of walkers across the country yet she’s been blamed for increasing the workload of mountain rescue teams across the Lake District.

Mountain rescue boat in action after walker's fall

A Lake District mountain rescue team took to the water today to help an injured walker. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team used its boat today, Monday...

2008: take a trip with us through the highs and lows of the year

In the slovenly hiatus between Santa’s return north and the alcoholic debauchery of the New Year, journalists traditionally have a problem: how to fill the space on their various publications when, well, not much happens..

Walker rescued from Lake District fell

A walker was rescued from a Lakeland fell yesterday evening after getting lost in mist. The woman, from Richmond, North Yorkshire, was found by Pat...

Incredible courage of Coast to Coast walker Tom

Heroes come in many guises. Some people achieve glory by conquering mountains; others demonstrate incredible bravery in the face of peril. Ordinary...

The white stuff: how winter hillwalkers can stay safe

As much of Britain is cloaked in the white stuff, and walkers’ and mountain lovers’ hopes of a decent winter rise, it’s important to revise our approach to tackling the hills as snow and ice cover our usual routes and temperatures drop below freezing.

Marathon runner's £500 gift helps rescue fund towards target

An Original Mountain Marathon competitor has weighed in with a hefty £500 donation to mountain rescue services as a thank you for being rescued.

Solitude beckons on the Howgills' velvet slopes

Quite unlike their near cousins the Yorkshire Dales and the Cumbrian Fells, the velvety bumps of the Howgill Fells have a character all of their own.

All I want for Christmas is a new footpath...

Loath as we are to mention the C-word so early – we hate the ads for hideous sofas and jingle-bells jollity just as much as anyone in the midst of dark, miserable November – we have come across a festive gift for the fellwalker who has everything.

Injured walker stretchered from Lakeland mountain

A man had to be rescued from a Lake District Peak today after injuring his leg in a fall. The 39-year-old, from Bristol, slipped while coming down ...


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