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Scientist discovers plant on Peak District trail believed to be extinct

A rare plant that was believed extinct has been discovered on a popular Peak District trail. Two small populations of the leek-coloured hawkweed ha...

Mossdale Caverns service marks 50th anniversary of caving's worst tragedy

The worst tragedy in British caving history will be remembered this weekend. It is 50 years since the events in Mossdale Caverns in the Yorkshire D...

Minister's Backdale decision ends 17-year legal battle over Peak District quarrying

A national park site containing rare shark bone fossils will be preserved after the Government ruled against quarry developers.

Rescuers free girl from Runscar Cave after she became jammed underground

A young caver had to be rescued after getting stuck in a Yorkshire Dales system. The 12-year-old girl became physically stuck while trying to get o...

Storm turns Malham Cove into 260ft waterfall for first time in memory

The Yorkshire Dales gained a new natural attraction at the weekend, thanks to Storm Desmond. Malham Cove was transformed into an 80m high waterfall...

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.

Rescuers called to aid 'smelly' casualty trapped on Dales hillside

A team of rescuers was called to deal with a trapped casualty, described as ‘smelly’. Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association was alerted on S...

Chris Baker's award marks 60 years' service with Upper Wharfedale rescuers

A member of a mountain rescue team has clocked up more than 60 years’ service helping outdoor enthusiasts in distress.

Yorkshire Dales walker rescued after slip leads to leg injury at Conistone Pie

A walker was rescued after injuring his leg in a slip in the Yorkshire Dales. The 61-year-old man was walking near Conistone Pie in Wharfedale when...

Injured climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk airlifted after 33ft Malham Cove fall

A top bouldering climber was airlifted to hospital after falling more than 30ft on a climb in the Yorkshire Dales.

Body of man found at foot of Malham Cove in Yorkshire Dales

The body of a man was found at the foot of a Yorkshire Dales crag. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out on Saturday night by N...

Ricky Lightfoot looks for hat-trick of victories in Three Peaks Race

A fleet-footed firefighter will attempt a third successive victory in a fellrunning challenge. Cumbrian runner Ricky Lightfoot will look to nail a ...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Mountaineering council unveils paths and litter campaign at Kendal festival

The body that represents hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers south of the border revealed it will launch a major campaign next year to help Britain’s upland paths.

Walker with broken leg airlifted after Malham Cove slip

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot after breaking his leg. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 1...

Pull on your boots and head for Asturias, Spain's walkers' green paradise

Asturias in northern Spain is a far cry from the crowded resort beaches, with soaring mountains and peaceful coastal walks.

Malham Cove walker airlifted after slip leads to leg injury

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire Dales hillside after injuring her leg in a slip. The 56-year-old was on the limestone pavement on top of Ma...

Pull on your boots and hit the trail to celebrate the Pennine Way's 50th anniversary

The UK’s oldest national trail hits its 50th birthday this year, and tourism bosses are urging walkers to celebrate the anniversary by pulling on their boots and visiting the route.

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