Lake District

Campaigners 'euphoric' as Lake District gains Unesco world heritage status

The Lake District has been granted world heritage site status by Unesco. It joins the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place...

09 July 2017

Rescuers warn of Priest's Hole cave dangers after lost walker brought to safety

Rescuers warned that only competent hillwalkers should attempt to reach a Lake District cave popularised by a television programme.

25 June 2017

Fellrunner alerts rescuers to man stuck overnight on Lake District fell

A fellrunner alerted rescuers to a man who had spent the night stuck on a Lake District hillside in cold, wet conditions.

09 June 2017

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

When Alfred Wainwright began writing his celebrated series of Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, little could he have imagined that, 31 years later, the mountains he described would become the subject of one of the toughest running challenges in Britain.

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

Records tumble as runners race head to head on Lakeland Billy Bland Challenge

A team of runners has beaten a series of records on a historic Lake District Challenge. Two sets of fellrunners and ultrarunners went head to head ...

28 June 2017

Mountain Bothies Association takes over Lingy Hut in northern Lake District

The Mountain Bothies Association has taken over responsibility for a hut in the northern Lake District.

15 June 2017

Ultrarunner Tom Holllins aborts double Bob Graham Round attempt after falling ill

Ultrarunner Tom Hollins had to abandon his attempt to run a double Bob Graham Round at the weekend when he became unwell.

30 May 2017

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

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