Lake District

Old foghorn, gunpowder works, disused mineral works? Walkers, take your pick

What do an old fog horn, gunpowder works and the Lake District’s last mineral mine have in common? They’re all destinations on offer for walker...

02 September 2018

'Wet and cold' Lakeland walkers in night rescue after failing to find Priest's Hole

Forty mountain rescuers were woken in the early hours of Sunday after a group of walkers called for help after getting lost.

19 August 2018

Rob Sinclair and Sophie Grant triumph in Lakes Sky Ultra race

Scottish runner Rob Sinclair has won the annual Lakes Sky Ultra race, with New Zealand-born Sophie Grant taking the women’s title.

15 July 2018

Kirkby Moor windfarm owners appeal against ruling to dismantle Cumbrian turbines

The owners of a windfarm near the Lake District national park say they are appealing against a planning ruling to dismantle the development.

06 June 2018

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.

17 April 2018

Friends of Lake District urge outdoor fans to join Great Cumbrian Litter Pick

A charity is urging members of the public to join it in an effort to clean up the countryside. Friends of the Lake District will stage its Great Cu...

12 April 2018

Lakeland walker airlifted after injuring head in tumble while descending Pillar

Two helicopters were called to aid an injured walker who tumbled a considerable distance while descending a Lake District fell.

24 February 2018

Lakeland felltop assessors celebrate 30 years of service that began with 10p pieces

The man who pioneered the Lake District’s daily winter weather reports revealed the service relied on a pocketful of 10p pieces when it began.

01 December 2017

'Brutal' Lakeland conditions test runners' mettle in 50th OMM event

Conditions described by organisers as ‘brutal’ led to a fifth of competitors retiring early from the 50th Original Mountain Marathon.

31 October 2017

Mystery surrounds disappearance of Blencathra triangulation circle

Mystery surrounds the disappearance of an Ordnance Survey ring on a Lake District mountain. Several social media posts over the past few days have ...

29 August 2018

Mountain rescuers use boat to reach Derwent Water island after baby's fall

Mountain rescuers used an inflatable boat to reach a three-month-old baby who had fallen from bed while on a Lake District island.

01 August 2018

Runner Kílian Jornet smashes Bob Graham Round record set 36 years ago

Catalan ultrarunner Kílian Jornet has smashed a Lakeland challenge record that stood for 36 years. The 30-year-old completed the Bob Graham Round ...

09 July 2018

National Trust rangers begin work restoring Scafell Pike summit cairn

A group of rangers has begun work restoring the summit cairn on England’s highest mountain. The team of seven is camping on Scafell Pike while th...

10 May 2018

Climber rescued from Lake District crag after ropes jam during abseil

A climber was rescued after he got stuck on a Lake District crag when his ropes jammed while abseiling.

17 April 2018

Prince Charles unveils plaque to mark Lake District's world heritage status

Prince Charles has unveiled a plaque to mark the Lake District’s designation as a Unesco world heritage site.

26 March 2018

Controversial Thirlmere zipwire plans withdrawn over MoD low-flying concerns

Plans for a controversial zipwire across Thirlmere in the Lake District have been withdrawn. Mike Turner of Treetop Trek, the man behind the propos...

20 February 2018

Fix the Fells seeks walkers' votes to secure £25,000 Scafell Pike path repair

The Fix the Fells partnership is urging outdoor enthusiasts to cast their vote in an online poll it hopes will bring in £25,000 to repair a path on England’s highest mountain.

13 November 2017

Friends of Lake District issue statement after 'innacurate' Thirlmere zipwire post

Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District has issued a statement on its position towards planned developments at Thirlmere.

26 October 2017

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