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New Cumbria National Trust boss Jeremy Barlow makes pledge on landscape

The man who has taken over the National Trust’s operations in Cumbria says rebuilding the memorial cairn on top of England’s highest mountain is among the charity’s key tasks this year.

Rescuers' plea for cash for operations to keep search dog Dolly in action

Rescuers have launched an appeal to raise cash to help keep one of its search dogs in action. Dolly has been diagnosed as needing expensive veterin...

Welsh emphasis in plan to safeguard Snowdon, Britain's most popular mountain

It’s the most popular mountain in Britain and is visited by more than half a million people each year.

Rescuers voice concerns after two further incidents on wintry Lakeland mountains

Rescuers were called out to two incidents where outdoor enthusiasts were injured in falls on wintry Lake District mountains.

On test: waterproof trousers reviewed

The UK climate makes a pair of waterproof trousers an essential piece of outdoor kit. So how well did our test pants perform in typically British weat...

Penrith team on callout digs out snowplough stranded in blizzard

A Cumbrian mountain rescue team was called out to aid a stranded lorry driver, and ended up help freeing a snowplough caught in drifts.

Snowdonia faces cuts in footpath work and parking charge hikes as budget slashed

Snowdonia National Park Authority will cut back on its rights of way work and seek to increase income from its car parks, following a reduction of almost £800,000 in its budget.

Outdoors gear company Alpkit shortlisted for award as expansion continues

An outdoor gear company founded 14 years ago in the East Midlands has been shortlisted in awards run by an international foundation.

We join Lake District felltop assessor Zac Poulton to brush up our winter skills

Fancy brushing up your winter mountain skills with an expert? We took to the hill with one of the Lake District's felltop assessors...

Walkers and mountain biker rescued in busy three-day period for Patterdale team

A Lake District rescue team was called out four times in three days to aid three walkers and a mountain biker in separate incidents.

Ramblers pay tribute to Jerry Pearlman, who paved the way for right-to-roam law

Campaigners have paid tribute to a luminary of the outdoor access movement who died recently. Jerry Pearlman’s work paved the way for the right-t...

Hypothermic cyclist among those helped as Calder Valley team goes on snow patrol

A hypothermic mountain biker and a coach-load of stranded passengers on a high Pennine road were among numerous people helped by a rescue team over the weekend.

Calder Valley team's four-legged members retire after more than 10 years' service

Two long-serving members of a rescue team have retired after numerous missions. Four-legged friends Nell and Pepper have each assisted the Calder V...

Northumberland rescuers respond to 40 incidents as the Beast from the East hits

Volunteer mountain rescuers in Northumberland responded to 40 incidents over the past three days, as the Beast from the East brought severe conditions to the area.

Flip! Experts warn new clothing trend could be fatal attraction for your compass

Mountain experts have identified a new hazard for hillgoers, after analysis of a recent rescue in the Highlands.

Ultrarunner Dave Stevens plans attempt on Pennine Way record

A British ultrarunner will attempt to break the record for the fastest completion of the Pennine Way later this year.

Broadcaster Cameron McNeish to receive Scots mountain culture award

Writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish has been recognised for his contribution to mountain culture. The former magazine editor will receive the Sc...

Two stranded ski mountaineers rescued after night on Glen Coe mountain

Two ski mountaineers were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter after spending the night in sub-zero temperatures on a Glen Coe Mountain.

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