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Keswick's flood-hit youth hostel reopens after £½m investment

A Lake District youth hostel that was flooded during Storm Desmond in 2015 has officially reopened. YHA Keswick has been restored following a £500...

Mountain and lowland teams share in £1m government handout for water rescues

Mountain and search and rescue teams will receive more than a quarter of a million pounds from the Westminster Government to help them carry out water rescues.

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.

Repairs to flood-damaged Lake District paths receive £3m European cash boost

Work to repair Lake District rights of way damaged in floods has been given a £3m boost. The European cash will help fund repairs to routes in the...

Ex-Keswick rescue team deputy leader Roy Henderson receives rare award

A former member of a Lake District rescue team received a rare award to mark almost 30 years of voluntary service.

Environment professionals challenge Government to keep standards after EU vote

An environmental body has called on the UK Government to retain or improve protection following the country’s vote to leave the European Union.

Keswick festival organisers welcome early reopening of main Lakes road

Organisers of a major outdoor festival taking place in the Lake District this month have welcomed the early reopening of the national park’s main north-south road.

New Lake District walkers' and cyclists' track opens at Dunmail Raise

A new track for cyclists and walkers was officially opened, linking the North and South of the Lake District.

BBC man searches for heroes who rescued him during Cumbria Storm Desmond floods

A BBC presenter is hunting for heroes who came to his aid during floods in Cumbria. Mike Zeller is trying to contact a swiftwater team who rescued ...

Friday BBC show's unique techniques will showcase The Lake District: A Restless Year

Following the broadcast of Terry Abraham’s Life of a Mountain: Blencathra earlier this week, the BBC is offering more Lakeland eye candy.

Mountain rescue teams on standby as North Sea coast towns face flooding

Mountain rescue teams are on standby to help communities along the North Sea coast in anticipation of flooding.

Calder Valley rescuers prepare for future floods with £13,000 gear and training boost

A rescue team based in an area repeatedly hit by flooding has invested £13,000 in equipment and training to help in future incidents.

Alan Hinkes and Terry Abraham join Fjällräven-backed Lake District campaign

An outdoors brand has enlisted two mountain luminaries to help promote Lake District businesses in their winter campaign.

Wasdale team's seven 'avoidable' callouts in 12 hours as rain lashes fells

Rescuers have again emphasised the need for hillgoers to be prepared after a team received seven callouts to England’s highest mountain in 12 hours.

More biker callouts as England and Wales mountain rescue figures rise

The number of mountain rescue incidents in England and Wales increased last year, bucking a trend of declining callouts.

Lakeland Dunmail Raise road set to re-open tomorrow, three weeks early

The main road through an English national park will open tomorrow, five months after severe floods washed part of it away.

New Ullswater Way opens, offering 20-mile walking circuit of lake

A new walking route has opened in a corner of the Lake District hit hard by last year’s floods. The Ullswater Way offers a waymarked circular pat...

Ex-Oban team leader elected Damon Powell elected chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue

A former team leader of Oban Mountain Rescue Team has been elected chair of the umbrella body for Scottish teams.

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