Lake District

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.

01 May 2017

Friends of Lake District seek volunteers to plant 5,200 trees in High Borrowdale

A conservation charity is looking for volunteers to help plant trees in a newly extended area of the Lake District.

01 February 2017

Detective work uncovers tragic story behind name of Policeman Crag in Lake District

Detective work by a member of Cumbria police’s staff has uncovered the story behind a Lakeland landmark’s name.

20 December 2016

Repairs to flood-damaged Lake District paths receive £3m European cash boost

Work to repair Lake District rights of way damaged in floods has been given a £3m boost. The European cash will help fund repairs to routes in the...

21 November 2016

Campaigners welcome new plans to bury Lake District power lines

Campaigners have welcomed an announcement that planned power lines through the Lake District will be buried underground.

10 November 2016

Scores watch new dawn as Lake District and Yorkshire Dales extended

Scores of people saw dawn break over a national park landscape to mark the first day of the extended Lake District.

01 August 2016

Lakeland walker seriously injured in 100ft fall on Dove Crag

A walker was seriously injured when he fell 100ft from a Lake District mountain. The 48-year-old was walking on Dove Crag on Wednesday evening when...

14 July 2016

Runner Nicky Spinks completes double Bob Graham Round in record time

A woman who survived breast cancer has completed one of the country’s toughest mountain running challenges in record time.

16 May 2016

Mountaineers fear new National Trust charges will hit outdoor leader training

Mountaineers fear the introduction of fees for commercial use of land owned by one of the country’s biggest conservation charities could hit outdoor training.

19 April 2016

Friday BBC show's unique techniques will showcase The Lake District: A Restless Year

Following the broadcast of Terry Abraham’s Life of a Mountain: Blencathra earlier this week, the BBC is offering more Lakeland eye candy.

17 February 2017

Film-maker Terry Abraham takes up role as patron of Nurture Lakeland charity

An acclaimed outdoors film-maker has been appointed patron of a conservation charity. Terry Abraham will work in his new role with Nurture Lakeland...

13 January 2017

Campaigners call for better protection for England's national parks

England’s national parks are at risk of unwarranted development because of a piecemeal approach to planning, a report says.

05 December 2016

Thirlmere island 'castaways' rescued after group's boat springs a leak

A group of adventurers had to be rescued from a Lake District island after their boat sprang a leak. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out sh...

12 November 2016

Alan Hinkes and Terry Abraham join Fjällräven-backed Lake District campaign

An outdoors brand has enlisted two mountain luminaries to help promote Lake District businesses in their winter campaign.

08 November 2016

Lake District walker airlifted from Hay Stacks path after injuring ankle

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after injuring herself. The 31-year-old woman from Redcar on Teesside was walking on the Hay S...

23 July 2016

Lakeland charity invites outdoor fans to dawn event to mark enlarged national park

A campaigning charity is inviting outdoor enthusiasts to join it to celebrate a new dawn for a national park.

14 July 2016

Coast to Coast walker rescued after injuring leg above Black Sail hostel

A walker on the Coast to Coast route was rescued after slipping and injuring her leg. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team members were finishing their wee...

14 May 2016

Friends of Lake District Black Combe walk will highlight planned pylon route

A conservation charity will lead a walk over a Lake District fell to highlight its opposition to a planned major power line.

12 April 2016

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