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Mountain rescuers from across country in action as floods hit northern England

Volunteers from mountain rescue and search teams from across the country have been taking a crucial role during some of the worst floods in living memory in northern England.

Calder Valley rescuers launch mission to return Carl the Snail home after Carlisle floods

A rescue team has launched a mission to return a Cumbrian visitor to his home after the devastating floods of Storm Desmond.

Derby rescue team receives £5,000 of kit to replace second-hand flood rescue gear

A mountain rescue team has received more than £5,000-worth of kit after being spotted using second-hand clothing during the recent Cumbria floods.

Kendal rescuers among flood victims as Storm Desmond hit town

Rescuers in a flood-hit Cumbrian town have revealed that a team member’s home was badly affected by water during Storm Desmond.

Patterdale team in action as Glenridding floods for second time in four days

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called out overnight to help residents in a nearby village which flooded for the second time four days.

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

Brontë Falls walker airlifted from moors after breaking leg

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire beauty spot after he suffered a suspected broken leg. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out a...

Chancellor George Osborne protects national park funding despite Defra cuts

The Conservative Government said funding for national parks in England will not be cut, despite departmental savings announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

Road floods cause problems for rescuers heading for injured Ribbehead caver

Flash flooding in the area round the Yorkshire Three Peaks caused problems for rescuers trying to reach an injured caver.

Border search team pair gear up for 109-mile Mountain Rescue Challenge

Imagine running a marathon. Not so tough, eh? Now imagine doing it in the middle of winter, carrying a pack over rough terrain in the mountains. A...

Duddon and Furness rescuers raise more than £2,000 for Storm Desmond flood victims

Members of a mountain rescue team who took part in the operation to help Cumbria during Storm Desmond have raised more than £2,000 for flood victims.

Lake District car park charges waived as flood appeal fund tops £3 million

Charges at five car parks across the Lake District are being waived until after the New Year, to help attract visitors back to the area.

Fund appeals for donations to help restore storm damaged Ullswater valley

An organisation has set up a fund to help restore the landscape and wildlife of the Lake District following the devastating Storm Desmond.

Northumberland team's close shave as tree falls on rescue site during Storm Desmond

A mountain rescue team has described how its members had a close shave while helping in the rescue of a family trapped by rising flood water.

Storm Desmond: mountain rescue team spends 45 hours helping flooded Border towns

A mountain rescue team has given an insight into two days’ events when nature threatened residents of southern Scotland and north-west England.

Rescuers warn walkers heading to Lakeland hills as floods and 100mph winds loom

Rescuers have warned walkers to think carefully before heading for the Lake District hills this weekend.

Northumberland rescuers celebrate 50 years with help from Rothbury

A Northumberland village is supporting its local mountain rescue team as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

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