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Lake District bosses look at driverless pod as possible transport for national park

Visitors to the Lake District will be able to get a glimpse of the future when a driverless ‘pod’ makes its debut in the national park.

Walkers and mountain biker rescued in busy three-day period for Patterdale team

A Lake District rescue team was called out four times in three days to aid three walkers and a mountain biker in separate incidents.

Injured walker stretchered from Lakeland fell as weather thwarts two helicopter rescues

Bad weather prevented two helicopters from airlifting an injured walker from a Lake District fell. The 55-year-old woman fell about 20-30ft from th...

Wainwright Society hands over cash for repairs to footpath on High Street route

Aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright have raised thousands of pounds to help improve a footpath on a Lake District mountain.

Lake District walker rescued after injuring herself on Blencathra

A Lakeland walker was rescued from Blencathra after injuring her ankle. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.45pm on Sunday to the s...

Two Blencathra walkers rescued after getting stuck on Sharp Edge

Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on a Lake District ridge. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.15pm on Tuesday when the...

Retailer George Fisher offers 'self-tracking' boot service and Find My Feet app

Walkers of a certain age may remember the Wayfinders children’s shoe that had a tiny compass in its heel to help junior adventurers find their way.

Rescuers welcome Helvellyn's Julia Bradbury TV boost but caution winter visitors

A rescue team has welcomed the increase in popularity of a Lake District mountain following its television vote as top peak in Britain.

Lakeland walkers led to safety after getting lost in dark on Great End

A group of walkers had to be led to safety from a Lake District mountain after getting caught out by nightfall.

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.

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.

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...

Body of man found on Latrigg near Keswick

A man’s body has been found on a Lake District fell. Police received a phone call on Tuesday morning after the discovery on Latrigg, overlooking ...

Passing Lakeland walker finds body of woman on fell above Great Langdale

A passing walker has found a woman’s body on a Lake District fell. The discovery was made on Thursday morning at the top of Rossett Gill, near An...

Warning of ‘extremely dangerous’ conditions after nine-hour Scafell Pike rescue

Rescuers have warned that England’s highest mountain is currently ‘extremely dangerous’ to walkers who are not equipped with crampons and ice-axe.

Helvellyn felltop assessments extended as winter conditions continue

A vital service for winter hillgoers in the Lake District is being extended due to the stubborn refusal of spring to arrive in the mountains.

Walker airlifted from Helvellyn range after injuring herself in fall

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself in a fall on a Lake District fell. The woman suffered a suspected broken collar bone in t...

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.

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