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Ogwen Valley rescuers in four-hour rain-sodden mountain search after hoax calls

Rescuers in Snowdonia spent more than four hours searching in heavy rain after a series of hoax calls were made to police.

Rescuers called out to free walker stuck on muddy Llŷn Peninsula path for eight hours

Mountain rescuers were called out to help a walker who had lain on a remote footpath for eight hours.

Ten-hour rescue of lost woman among five Saturday callouts for Ogwen Valley team

Rescuers in the Ogwen Valley in north Wales were involved in a 10-hour operation to bring a 73-year-old woman and her son to safety after they got lost on the Glyderau range.

Mountain Bothies Association takes over Lingy Hut in northern Lake District

The Mountain Bothies Association has taken over responsibility for a hut in the northern Lake District.

Knock-off gear warning to outdoor fans after Keswick shop ram-raid

Police in Cumbria cautioned outdoor enthusiasts not to be tempted to buy suspiciously cheap clothing they may be offered.

Campaigners pledge to resist MoD's 'privatisation' of Cumbria common land

The Ministry of Defence stands accused of a land privatisation in the Cumbrian North Pennines. Campaigners said the ministry’s plans to deregiste...

Yorkshire Dales authority takes on Cumbrian rights of way after enlargement

A national park authority has agreed to take on responsibility for an extra 300 miles of rights of way, following the park's enlargement last August.

Plans unveiled for new England Coast Path stretches in North-East and Lincolnshire

The Government’s official outdoors body has published the latest plans for two stretches of the England Coast Path.

Walkers urged to vote for £8,000 Scafell Pike footpath repair boost in online poll

A scheme to improve paths on England’s highest mountain is in the running for an £8,000 boost. But the Fix the Fells bid will only secure the ca...

Victory after 40-year campaign as Ramblers hail Peacehaven path opening

Ramblers are celebrating after a successful 40-year battle to open a footpath in East Sussex. Members of the campaigning walkers’ charity were jo...

Sales of new Wainwright Society calendar will help Fix the Fells

Outdoors fans who want a daily reminder of the beauty of the Lake District can snap up the latest calendar produced by the Wainwright Society.

Wainwright Society annual challenge raises £1,500 for Fix the Fells

Aficionados of the celebrated Lakeland writer Alfred Wainwright have raised £1,500 in their annual charity challenge.

Diversion opens on Keswick railway footpath route destroyed by Storm Desmond

A new diversion on a route in the Lake District that was hit by Storm Desmond has been opened to walkers.

Walkers planning Three Peaks Challenge need to prepare carefully, say experts

Anyone planning to tackle the national Three Peaks Challenge needs to prepare carefully, experts said.

Campaigners win 14-year footpath battle with elite Harrow School

Footpath campaigners are claiming victory in a 14-year access battle with a top public school. A government planning inspector ruled against Harrow...

Police appeal to Rhinogs walkers for information in helicopter crash probe

Police are appealing for anyone who was on the Rhinog mountains in Snowdonia and who might have seen an ill fated helicopter to contact them.

Campaigners fear North Yorkshire path plans put routes at risk

Campaigners fear rights of way in England’s biggest county could be lost under an authority’s plans to categorise public paths.

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.

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