Lake District

New Dunmail Raise trail will help Lakeland walkers and cyclists avoid main road

National park bosses have announced they will install a new trail for cyclists and walkers near a section of main road washed away by the December floods.

19 February 2016

Lake District flood warnings downgraded but more rain on way

Emergency services have stood down from their flood readiness in the Lake District as river levels recede.

23 December 2015

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

02 December 2015

Job done: Eden fell-care volunteers rebuild wall and demolish cake

Volunteers working on a Lakeland project rebuilt a section of drystone wall and managed to demolish 300 pieces of cake.

06 November 2015

Mountain council warns cash restraints could delay national parks' expansion

The organisation that represents hillwalkers and climbers in England and Wales said spending cuts could threaten the extension to two national parks announced today.

23 October 2015

Rain and gales lash runners in first Lakes Sky Ultra race

Organisers of a gruelling Lakeland mountain race were forced to divert runners from the most difficult section of the route after high winds and heavy rain lashed the fells.

15 September 2015

Campaigners welcome withdrawal of Thirlmere fells fence plans

Campaigners have welcomed a decision to withdraw plans for fencing on a Lake District common. United Utilities said it wants to carry out consultat...

09 September 2015

Lake District bosses urge outdoor fans to stay safe when wild swimming

National park bosses are urging outdoor fans to stay safe when splashing out in the area’s lakes, rivers and tarns.

17 August 2015

Adam Perry abandons attempt to run 78 Lakeland summits in 24 hours

Ultrarunner Adam Perry had to abandon his attempt to break an 18-year-old Lake District record. The Helm Hill Runners member was aiming to complete...

15 June 2015

Bergans of Norway kits out Lake District felltop assessors

An outdoor brand that can trace its heritage back to Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmond Hillary has teamed up with the Lake District’s two felltop assessors.

06 January 2016

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

08 December 2015

Friends of Lake District welcome refusal of plans to double size of wind turbines

Campaigners have welcomed planners’ decision to turn down an application to replace turbines at an existing windfarm with ones more than twice the height.

26 November 2015

Author Bill Bryson backs campaign to keep giant pylons out of Lake District

A leading author and outdoors activist has backed a campaign to keep giant electricity pylons out of a national park.

27 October 2015

Government confirms Lakes and Dales national parks will be extended

The Government has announced that two national parks in northern England will be extended. The long-awaited decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales ...

23 October 2015

Lakeland campaingers urge public to say no to plans for 15 miles of pylons

Campaigners say the beauty of a national park is threatened by plans to build a power line with pylons as high as Nelson’s Column.

14 September 2015

'Bring your cowbells' say organisers of gnarly, hardcore Lakes Sky Ultra race

Runners in a new skyrunning event in the Lake District are being promised it will be ‘gnarly, hardcore and awesome’.

30 August 2015

Friends of Lake District condemn decision to build 50m-high pylons in national park

Campaigners have condemned a decision to build power lines on pylons up to 50m (164ft) high through the Lake District national park.

18 June 2015

Retailer George Fisher to start drone delivery of airborne snacks to hillwalkers

A Lake District outdoor retailer is offering hillgoers a novel way to top up their energy levels with an airborne food delivery service.

01 April 2015

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