Lake District

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

Original Mountain Marathon returns to Langdale for 50th event

A challenge event that grew out of a pub conversation will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

23 October 2017

Treetop Trek firm opens talks on building Thirlmere zipwire in Lake District

The company that abandoned plans for a zipwire in the Lake District is proposing setting up a similar facility elsewhere in the national park.

31 August 2017

Writers Beth Pipe and Karen Guttridge head for two weeks on Cumbria 'spirit trail'

Two women are set to show their adventurous spirits as they embark on a trip through Cumbria. Writers Beth Pipe and Karen Guttridge have previously...

28 August 2017

Langdale revealed as venue for 50th OMM as event returns to Lake District

The 50th running of the Original Mountain Marathon will take place in Langdale in the Lake District. Organisers revealed the venue for the event, w...

08 August 2017

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

Rescuers get lost walkers to download OS Locate app to guide them from fell

Two lost Lake District walkers were guided from the fells after mountain rescuers asked them to download an app to their mobile phone.

15 October 2017

'Soulless and unwelcoming' no more: Dubs Hut re-opens after bothies charity's work

A ‘soulless and unwelcoming’ former mining hut in the Lake District has been transformed into a more welcoming shelter for outdoor enthusiasts.

29 August 2017

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.

15 August 2017

Andy Berry and Cat Slater triumph in challenging Lakes Sky Ultra conditions

Britons claimed victory in the tough Lakes Sky Ultra Race, which attracted an international field. Andrew Berry finished first in the event, with C...

16 July 2017

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