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Julia Bradbury to showcase Britain's 100 favourite walks in 2½-hour TV special

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy some of Britain’s best walks – without leaving the comfort of their sofa.

Youth activities providers voice opposition to Thirlmere zipwire plans

A conservation charity said young people are able to find their inspiration in the beauty of the Lake District and do not need a zipwire to provide thrills in the area.

Wainwright Society voices opposition to planned Thirlmere zipwire

Aficionados of the late Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright have evoked his memory in declaring their opposition to a proposed zipwire across Thirlmere.

Film-maker Richard Else: 'I believe Alfred Wainwright had Asperger Syndrome'

A film-maker who collaborated with acclaimed Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright said he believes the man had Asperger Syndrome.

Adventurer James Forrest claims nuttalls record with six-month summit-bagging walk

An adventurous walker is claiming a record for summiting all England and Wales’s mountains. James Forrest has ascended 446 peaks in six months, c...

Ignore Wainwright's Barf route, plead rescuers, after third incident of stuck walkers

A rescue team urged hillwalkers to ignore a route described by author Alfred Wainwright, after the third incident this year involving people getting stuck at the site.

Rescue leader Nick Owen celebrates 25 years in charge of Elterwater Hostel

A mountain rescue stalwart is celebrating 25 years in charge of a Lake District hostel. Nick Owen’s volunteer duties as a member of Langdale Ambl...

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.

Broadcaster Stuart Maconie is new president of the Ramblers

Britain’s largest walkers’ charity has a new president. Broadcaster and outdoors enthusiast Stuart Maconie was announced as the honorary head o...

Lake District Friends plan zipwire protest as John Muir Trust adds its objection

Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District has announced plans for a rally in protest against the planned zipwire over Thirlmere.

National Trust and actor Caroline Quentin latest opponents of Thirlmere zipwires

Leading conservation charity the National Trust has said it will object to the planned zipwire at Thirlmere.

Kendal Mountain Festival: the land of white waterproofs and false moustaches

As another Kendal Mountain Festival winds up, ponder the need for false moustaches and white waterproof jackets.

Yorkshire Dales volunteers upgrade Swinner Gill stretch of Coast to Coast path

Volunteers have upgraded a section of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk in the Yorkshire Dales. The 220m stretch of the popular long-distance rout...

Déjà vu for Keswick rescuers as pair get stuck on Barf ‘Wainwright route’

A Lake District rescue team was called out to a regular blackspot, just a week after it advised walkers to use an alternative route.

Five Lakeland charities to benefit from cash left over from abandoned Blencathra bid

Five charities will benefit from funds left over from an aborted community attempt to buy a Lake District mountain.

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.

Review: There is no Map in Hell, by Steve Birkinshaw

Joss Naylor's record for running all 214 stood for 28 years until Steve Birkinshaw smashed it by 12 hours.

Bonington and Hinkes among top names announced for Keswick Mountain Festival

A roster of top names awaits festival-goers at a summer Lake District event. Among speakers at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival are elder st...

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