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Widespread calls for public to avoid trips to countryside over Easter weekend

A concerted effort is underway to dissuade the public from breaking government coronavirus guidelines on visiting the countryside over the Easter weekend.

Ultrarunner airlifted from Lakeland fell plans runs to raise cash for air ambulance

An ultrarunner who was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering multiple seizures has vowed to raise cash for the air ambulance service that rescued her.

Lakeland walker rescued after slip leads to leg injury

A walker was rescued after slipping on a Lake District path and injuring his leg. The 79-year-old was descending Cat Gill above Borrowdale on Sunda...

Lakeland cyclist dies after crashing on Honister Pass

A cyclist has died after crashing on a Lake District pass. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident on the Honister Pass about 1...

Cumbria police urge tourists not to come to Lake District during Covid-19 crisis

Police in the Lake District have urged visitors to stay away from the area. Cumbria Constabulary said tourists should stay at home...

Get outdoors but don't take risks, say mountain rescuers as Covid-19 pandemic grows

Outdoor enthusiasts are being asked to keep their activities within within their capabilities in an effort to reduce the necessity of being rescued.

Withnail and I fans prepare for Lakeland alfresco screening of cult film

Forget the Leicester Square red carpet and the glittering gowns at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre; the cinematic event of the year will take place at a ramshackle farmstead on the fringes of the Lake District.

Schoolboy suffers injuries on wintry Helvellyn as 13 children stuck on snow slope

A group of schoolchildren was rescued from England’s third-highest mountain after getting into difficulties in winter conditions.

Experts issue rare 'special statement' on expected weekend Scottish avalanche risk

Experts have issued a rare special statement warning of challenging avalanche conditions in the Scottish Highlands.

Future grim for mountain professionals as virus crisis cuts earnings by almost £60m

A study by a British Mountain Guide has estimated the loss in earnings of UK outdoor professionals because of the coronavirus pandemic at £58.8m.

Police mount vehicle checks to reinforce message that national parks are closed

Police in Cumbria said officers in the Lake District will be stopping motorists to ask if their travel is essential.

Mountain council: 'hillwalking and climbing on hold' as Covid-19 closures gather pace

The British Mountaineering Council has said hillwalking and climbing should be put on hold during the present coronavirus crisis.

Outdoor bodies say: stay close to home to walk or ride

A group of major outdoor organisations in the UK has echoed the Prime Minister’s advice for the public to exercise close to home.

Funding site set up to help outdoors instructors left without income in Covid-19 crisis

A fundraising page has been set up to try to support outdoor instructors whose work has dried up as Covid-19 hits the country.

Lakeland campers offered refuge in vicarage after being rescued from Hart Crag

Four wild campers were offered refuge in a vicarage after being rescued from a Lake District fell. The campers got into difficulties on Hart Crag o...

Avalanche debris halts Lakeland walker's 650ft fall just metres from sheer drop

A walker was lucky to survive after falling more than 650ft on a Lake District mountain. The man came to rest on avalanche debris just metres above...

Walker stretchered from Lakeland fell after injuring ankle

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fellside after injuring her ankle. The 50-year-old was walking in the valley behind Souther Fell, bes...

Lakeland walker rescued after injuring herself in slip on Place Fell

A walker was rescued from a Lake District mountain after slipping and injuring herself. The 69-year-old was descending Place Fell on Wednesday when...


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