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Lakes planners asked to approve two Wasdale toilet blocks at foot of Scafell Pike

Planners will hear an application by the National Trust to build two new toilet blocks at the foot of England’s highest mountain.

Kendal Mountain Festival: big names mingle with big crowds as event grows

Another successful year for the Cumbrian town's festival as the stars descend for four days of outdoor-oriented entertainment.

Mountain rescuers warn: Scafell Pike is not a playground for the inexperienced

Mountain rescuers warned England’s highest mountain is not a playground for the inexperienced. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said it is concerned ...

Scafell pair rescued in six-hour operation after getting stuck on Broad Stand

Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on dangerous ground at a Lake District accident blackspot.

Lakeland walker stretchered from Cat Bells after injuring ankle in trip

A walker was rescued from a Lakeland fell after she suffered a suspected broken ankle. The 66-year-old woman tripped near the summit of Cat Bells o...

BMC's Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding appeal launches with £150,000 target

The British Mountaineering Council has launched a major crowdfunding appeal to help boost its campaign to improve upland paths in Britain’s national parks.

Scafell walker dies after fall on Broad Stand

A walker has died after falling on England’s second-highest mountain. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Wednesday afternoon after th...

Lakeland hills alive with music as choir marks First World War fallen

The hills have been alive with the sound of music as part of a Lakeland project to remember those who perished in the First World War.

Mend Our Mountains on track as appeal reaches a third of £1m target

The British Mountaineering Council said its appeal to raise a million pounds for path improvements on British hills is on track to meet its target.

National Trust reveals plans for Wasdale Head toilets upgrade

Conservation charity the National Trust wants the public’s views on a loo. The organisation is seeking people’s opinion on its plans to upgrade...

Rescuers appeal for TV help after another 'avoidable' Scafell Pike incident

A group of walkers had to be guided to safety from England’s highest mountain after they got lost in the dark.

BMC Mend Our Mountains appeal passes £½m mark

The British Mountaineering Council’s million-pound bid to raise cash for footpath repairs has passed the halfway mark.

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: Britain's national parks need an injection of idealism

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has called for an injection of idealism into Britain’s national parks if they are to survive.

BBC Two series will see mountaineer Paul Rose explore the Lake District

Outdoor enthusiasts who love the Lake District will be able to enjoy some of its delights without leaving their armchairs.

Five Scafell walkers rescued from Broad Stand 24 hours after man's fatal fall at site

A group of walkers was rescued from a Lake District accident blackspot just 24 hours after a man had fallen to his death at the same site.

Injured Scafell walker winched from Broad Stand after 65ft tumble

An injured walker was winched from England’s second highest mountain and another rescued after getting stuck.

Parking at Seathwaite for your Lakeland walk: could a fire engine pass?

Visitors to a walkers’ hotspot in the Lake District are being asked to park responsibly or consider alternatives at busy times.

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.

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