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Kayak tragedy city urges Government to keep adventure licensing

A councillor from the city which lost four teenagers in a kayaking tragedy has started an e-petition calling on the Government to halt the proposed abolition of statutory licensing for adventure activities.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

Charity aims to get lads into the outdoors for Christmas

A charity aimed at getting gay and bisexual men involved in the great outdoors is urging men to swap bars and booze for the mountains and rivers of Britain for their Christmas festivities.

Mountain rescuers join locals in fundraiser

A mountain rescue team is quids in after a joint fundraising evening with local community groups. Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team joined three ...

Cave rescue called off after potholer admits losing keys

A search of caves by rescuers was called off after police were notified a potholer was safe. Members of the Cave Rescue Organisation began a search...

Cavers rescued after floods trap group underground

A dozen cavers were rescued after getting trapped underground by rising water in a popular Dales cave.

Cave wedding for Jude follows underground hen party

Two outdoor enthusiasts will tie the knot deep below the Yorkshire Dales, and the bride will wear special ‘weddington boots’.

Three rescuers each clock up 50 years with Dales team

Three members of a mountain rescue team have each chalked up 50 years’ service with their team. The three Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Associatio...

Woman rescued after three-hour caving ordeal

A woman was rescued from a cave after injuring herself while taking part in an organised trip underground.

Sheriff praises 'great team' during rescue visit

The Queen’s law representative praised the work of a volunteer rescue team during a visit to the organisation’s headquarters.

Criminals' cash will buy gear for rescue team's junior club

A rescue team’s junior club will be able to buy outdoor gear, thanks to criminals’ cash. North Yorkshire Police donated £2,040 to the Outdoor ...

Cavers' breakthrough signals successful underground Three Counties route

A team of cavers has achieved the feat of linking of establishing an underground route enabling potholers to descend in Cumbria and emerge in Yorkshire after passing through Lancashire.

Dales club offers chance to Try Caving

A caving club is offering outdoor enthusiasts the chance to venture underground. The Yorkshire Subterranean Society is again offering a Try Caving ...

Concern as Government plans to ditch adventure licensing body

The coalition Government plans to scrap the body set up to license children's adventurous activities.

Volunteer mountain rescuers provide adventure treat for youngsters

Youngsters from three charities had a taste of adventure, thanks to volunteer rescuers. Mountain and cave rescue teams in the Peak District staged ...

Rescue team will show its fun side with open day activities

A rescue team will be throwing open its doors next week to give the public a behind-the-scenes look at their work.

Caver rescued from mineshaft after eight-hour search

A caving enthusiast was rescued from a disused mineshaft after he was reported missing. The 83-year-old Edinburgh man was found at the foot of the ...

Last chance for youngsters to join in Dales outdoor activities

Youngsters living in and around a national park have the chance to take part in the final session of an outdoor activities scheme that is closing in the face of budget cuts.


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