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Hostelling charity YHA appoints first woman chair Margaret Hart

A hostelling organisation has appointed the first female chair in its 89-year history. Margaret Hart is the new head of YHA (England & Wales), whic...

Two rescued from Lakeland fell after getting stuck on Great End scramble

Two people were rescued from a Lake District fell after getting stuck while scrambling. The man and woman, both 30, called for help when they got c...

Cyclist Katherine Moore dies on Wrynose Pass during Coast to Coast sportive

A cyclist has died in an incident on a Lake District pass. Katherine Moore was taking part in a Coast to Coast event when she was injured on the Wr...

Cumbria police appeal for information after cyclist dies in Haweswater area

Police in the Lake District are appealing for information after a cyclist died. Cumbria Constabulary said officers were called to the Haweswater ar...

Runner Paul Tierney breaks record for summiting all 214 Wainwright fells

Ultrarunner Paul Tierney has broken the record for the fastest time taken to summit all the Lake District’s Wainwright peaks.

Lakeland walkers rescued from Hallin Fell after one has panic attack

Two walkers were brought to safety from a Lake District fell after one of them suffered a panic attack.

Seriously injured Langdale climber airlifted after being hit by falling rock

A climber was airlifted to hospital from a Lake District crag when he suffered serious injuries in a rockfall.

Lost Scafell Pike man walks to safety after windswept night on fells

A man made his way off the Lake District fells after spending a night on the mountains when he got lost.

UK Wild Camp suspends pay-to-pitch scheme after outdoors community uproar

Organisers of a controversial scheme to monetise wild camping in two national parks have backtracked after widespread opposition from the outdoors community.

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted after fall on Buttermere fells

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering multiple injuries in a fall. The 67-year-old fell on the descent from High Crag to...

New ladder opens for 'gravity-defying' ascent of Borrowdale's Bowder Stone

One of the Lake District’s strangest attractions will be back in action with the official opening of a newly installed ascent route.

Lakeland walker dies after falling into Borrowdale gill

A walker has died after falling into a Lake District gorge. The 72-year-old was walking above Borrowdale on Wednesday with his wife and dog when th...

Friends of Lake District in solstice fell gathering to mark 85th birthday

A charity that was set up to establish a national park in the Lake District has celebrated its 85th anniversary.

Campaigners apply for further enlargement of Lake District national park

A campaigning charity wants to see a further enlargement of the Lake District national park. The Friends of the Lake District has applied to a gove...

Cockermouth rescuers mark 50th anniversary of death of members in rockfall

Members of a Lake District rescue team gathered this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of a tragedy in which two of its volunteers died.

Patterdale team uses rescue boat to reach fatigued Lakeland walker

A Lake District team launched its rescue boat to reach a walker in difficulties on a lakeshore path. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out...

Mountaineering Council: why weren't we consulted on pay-to-wild-camp scheme?

The British Mountaineering Council said it was disappointed not to have been consulted over the launch of a commercial wild camping scheme.

Missing spaniel Rocky rescued after getting stuck on Lakeland ledge

An adventurous dog was rescued from a precarious position on a Lake District hillside. Rocky, a one-year-old sprocker spaniel, went missing on Frid...

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