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Scafell Pike couple who spent 14 hours on fells 'owe their lives to bivvy bag'

A couple who spent the night sheltering on the Lake District mountains may owe their lives to the plastic bivvy bag they used, rescuers said.

Man dies after fall from Bristly Ridge on Glyder Fach

A man has died after falling from a Snowdonia mountain. He was airlifted from Glyder Fach on Saturday but pronounced dead in hospital...

Rescuers praise 'two wise men' who sat out night on Tryfan climb

Mountain rescuers in Snowdonia have praised ‘two wise men’ who volunteered to sit out the night on a mountain rather than call out team members.

Edale rescuers put at full stretch by four simultaneous Peak District incidents

A man who suffered serious chest injuries after falling 25ft on to rocks was among four people helped by a Peak District rescue team in one day.

Coast to Coast pair rescued after getting lost in dark using Google Maps

A couple were rescued from the Coast to Coast Walk route after getting lost in the dark. The pair were using Google Maps to navigate when they beca...

Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

Ramblers' survey finds half of England and Wales footpaths have problems

Almost a tenth of footpaths in England and Wales are unusable, and more than a half present problems to walkers.

Rockfall-hit Steall footpath in Glen Nevis set to re-open to walkers

A Highland path that was closed after a huge rock fall left it in a dangerous state will re-open this weekend.

Yorkshire Dales peregrine falcon discovered on Hebden Gill footpath had been shot

A dead peregrine falcon has been found by a walker in the Yorkshire Dales. The bird, which was discovered in Hebden Gill, east of Grassington, died...

Search for Borrowdale camper David Brown called off as new evidence found

A search for a man missing in the Lake District was called off after police found evidence he might have left the area.

Spine Race runners head into the night as Dominic Layfield wins Challenger event

The event dubbed Britain’s most brutal race got underway on Sunday morning with runners having to contend with typical Pennine winter weather.

Be prepared for Arctic conditions, rescuers warn Snowdon walkers

One of Britain’s busiest rescue teams has reminded walkers heading for the mountains to expect Arctic conditions.

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.

Wainwright Society will fund repairs to author's favoured High Street ascent path

Aficionados of the late fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright will fund repairs to a Lakeland path he called a connoisseur’s route.

Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

Injured Peak District climber airlifted after fall from Baslow Edge

A climber was airlifted to hospital after falling from a Peak District crag. Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.15pm on Thursday whe...

Yorkshire Dales Grimwith disabilities event gets thumbs-up from walkers

A group of people with disabilities has given the thumbs up to a national park’s event which gave some of them their first taste of enjoying the great outdoors under their own steam.

Walkers warned to stay away from Steall Gorge path as rockfall work starts

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned to stay away from a Highland footpath that was hit by a massive rockfall.

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