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Lake District rescuers in seven-hour operation after man falls 160ft on Great End

A man who fell more than 160ft on a Lake District mountain was rescued in an operation lasting seven hours.

Outdoors gear company Alpkit shortlisted for award as expansion continues

An outdoor gear company founded 14 years ago in the East Midlands has been shortlisted in awards run by an international foundation.

Lakeland rescuers offer winter gear advice after two incidents

Two Lake District rescue teams have advised walkers they need to carry ice-axes and crampons when heading to the area’s high fells.

Government backs plans to plant 50 million trees across northern England

The UK Government has announced plans to create a forest of 50 million trees across the countryside of the North of England.

Dales bridge wrecked by Storm Desmond re-opens despite torrent hitting rebuilding

A bridge in the Yorkshire Dales national park that was swept away by Storm Desmond two years ago has reopened after it was rebuilt.

Brecon Beacons pair's tree decorating disturbed as team takes short cut to rescue

A couple decorating the Christmas tree at their remote Brecon Beacons home found their evening interrupted by a team of mountain rescuers.

Battle lines drawn over Thirlmere zipwire as public urged to make views known

A conservation charity has outlined its reasons for opposing controversial plans to build zipwires across a Lake District reservoir.

Keswick rescuers in three-hour Borrowdale operation after terrier goes to ground

A rescue team spent more than three hours helping free a trapped dog from boulders in Borrowdale. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4....

Government pledges £80m in bid to open up Ordnance Survey mapping to small firms

The UK Government is providing £80m to help set up a Geospatial Commission, one of whose tasks will be to look at making mapping data available to small businesses.

Hillwalker missing after fall on Lochaber munro Beinn a' Chaorainn

Rescuers are searching for a hillwalker who has been reported missing in Lochaber. Police were alerted at 3.50pm on Sunday after the man was report...

Shauna Coxsey heads medal hopes as climbing gets £630,000 Olympic boost

The UK’s Olympic sport climbing hopes were boosted today with the announcement that up to £630,000 is being made available to support the push for medals at the Tokyo games in 2020.

Temperature probes installed on Helvellyn headwall to aid winter climbers

A temperature monitoring system has been set up on England’s third highest mountain to help protect rare plant life on winter climbing routes.

Campaigners hopeful for national parks after Gove signals farm subsidy shift

A charity that campaigns for national parks has given a cautious welcome to ministerial plans to overhaul farm subsidies after Brexit.

Thirlmere zipwire: film-maker Terry Abraham expands on reasons for charity resignation

Film-maker Terry Abraham very publicly resigned as ambassador of the newly rebranded Lake District Foundation on Friday at the event being staged to mark its rebirth.

Derbyshire cave rescuers in three-hour operation to free terrier Peggy

Rescuers spent three hours extricating a dog that fell into a crevice between boulders while her owners were out walking with her.

The great big grough guide to Christmas gifts for your outdoor fan

We donned our headtorch and delved deep into Santa's cavern to find some top gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

Lakeland felltop assessors celebrate 30 years of service that began with 10p pieces

The man who pioneered the Lake District’s daily winter weather reports revealed the service relied on a pocketful of 10p pieces when it began.

Central Beacons rescue team left devastated after fire at base

A mountain rescue team has been left devastated by a fire at its base that destroyed one of its vehicles and badly damaged two others.

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