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Two parliamentarians will today deliver a 6,000-signature petition calling for the scrapping of VAT on mountain rescue teams’ equipment.

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron and North West MEP Chris Davies collected the names from residents in the area who backed the call for tax relief for the UK’s volunteer rescuers

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Caver dies after collapsing on fell on way to Ease Gill trip

A caver collapsed and died while walking to a route in the western Dales. The 58-year-old was on his way to Top Sink in the Ease Gill system on Cas...

Boxer dog Murphy airlifted from Lakeland fells after five days in mountains

A missing dog has been found safe and well after spending five nights on the Lake District fells. Searches took place each day on the fells above P...

Walker airlifted after breaking arm on descent of Great Gable

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after breaking her arm. The 52-year-old woman was coming down from Great Gable with family members...

Walker dies after falling 500ft on Snowdon

A walker has died after falling 500ft on Wales’s highest mountain. The man was with a friend coming down from Snowdon’s summit yesterday when t...

Father and two children found after getting lost on Skye walk

A family group who went missing while walking on the Isle of Skye was found safe and well. The 40-year-old man and his two children got lost walkin...

Walker rescued after getting stuck on Pillar Rock

A walker had to be rescued from a Lake District fell after getting stuck on an exposed crag. The 51-year-old, who was walking on his own on Pillar,...

Striding Edge walkers warned of helicopter stone drops for path repairs

Walkers tackling one of the Lake District’s most popular scrambling routes to England’s third-highest peak face disruption while path repairs take place.

Peak District first as Google Trekker used to photograph its trails

The Peak District national park is claiming two firsts as it celebrates its 63rd birthday. The park authority is the first in Britain to use Google...

Easter hillwalkers warned: it's still winter on the mountains

Walkers heading for the hills over Easter are being warned by mountain experts to expect winter conditions on some routes.

Review: The John Muir Way guidebook

This handy guide provides route descriptions and a wealth of facts for the new John Muir Way, a coast-to-coast route in Scotland.

On test: Silva Trail Runner II USB headtorch

Silva's powerful 140 lumen headtorch recharges via a USB cable but will it last the night?...

Pen-y-ghent from Foxup

For anyone fancying a longer walk up Pen-y-ghent, this 10-mile stroll from the end of Littondale provides a different approach to one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks.

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