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Fell care volunteers demolish 180 pieces of cake after day restoring landscape

The final Lake District fell care day of the year saw walls and fences restored and 180 pieces of cake demolished by volunteers and staff.

Lakeland ploggers find sleeping bag during Thirlmere clean-up

A group of ploggers discovered a sleeping bag, glasses case, jacket and baseball cap during their stroll during a Lake District event.

Walkers planning Three Peaks Challenge need to prepare carefully, say experts

Anyone planning to tackle the national Three Peaks Challenge needs to prepare carefully, experts said.

Keswick festival Fell Care Day volunteers brave wind and rain in clean-up event

A team of volunteers recovered from an early morning setback to complete their tasks clearing rubbish and restoring paths as part of a mountain festival.

Mountaineering council unveils paths and litter campaign at Kendal festival

The body that represents hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers south of the border revealed it will launch a major campaign next year to help Britain’s upland paths.

Volunteers bag 11 loads of rubbish and beer keg in Wasdale clean-up

Wasdale, home to England’s highest mountain and deepest lake, is looking a little more spruce after the efforts of a volunteer clean-up squad.

Campaigners fight Lowther's second attempt for White Moss development

Campaigners are objecting to a second attempt by a Cumbrian landowner to build a visitor centre on a Lake District common.

Forestry minister will visit Fell Care Day volunteers in Lake District

A Government minister will visit volunteers taking part in the next Fell Care Day in the Lake District.

Alan Hinkes toasts 60 years of Lakeland volunteers with Great Gable pint

A record-breaking British mountaineer combined his two loves to mark the Lake District’s volunteers’ 60 years of service.

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: Britain's national parks need an injection of idealism

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has called for an injection of idealism into Britain’s national parks if they are to survive.

Friends of Lake District urge outdoor fans to join Great Cumbrian Litter Pick

A charity is urging members of the public to join it in an effort to clean up the countryside. Friends of the Lake District will stage its Great Cu...

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Scafell Pike litter blitz will take place after mountain of rubbish found

A television crew will film an upcoming effort to clear England’s highest mountain of rubbish, as part of a series on countrywide littering.

Three Peaks Challengers urged to register on partnership website

Custodians of Britain’s three highest national peaks are encouraging challenge participants to use an online piece of kit to make their ascents safer and less damaging.

Minister drops in on Fell Care Day as 18 rubber ducks removed from lake

Volunteer paddlers pulled 18 rubber ducks, along with watering cans and a tyre from a Cumbrian lake during a clean-up.

Gathering of experts will put mountain charity challenges under spotlight

Charity challenge walks will come under the spotlight at a gathering organised by the British Mountaineering Council.

Rangers remind Lake District visitors: we have no poo fairies

Lake District rangers say the beauty of the area is being blighted by unthinking visitors leaving litter.

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