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Mountain rescuers warned that people heading for the hills at this time of year need to pack a torch in their rucksack.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said the outcome for a couple who had to be rescued from the fells could have been very different if they hadn’t been able to phone for help

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Kendal prepares for Britain's biggest outdoors festival with star-studded line-up

Kendal is gearing up for the annual influx of thousands of visitors to Britain’s biggest mountain festival.

Kendal mountain rescuers welcome 'Eric' to the team

Cumbrian rescuers have welcomed their new addition Eric to the team. Eric is a brand new control vehicle that has gone into service with Kendal Mou...

Appeal underway to raise cash to replace missing Blencathra trig circle

A man is raising funds to replace an Ordnance Survey ring that disappeared from the summit of Blencathra in the Lake District.

Lake District planners give go-ahead to 1km-long zipwire at Honister

Planners in the Lake District have given the green light to a zipwire despite officers recommending the application be refused.

Survey shows most Scots want more protection for their scenic landscapes

Nine out of ten people surveyed in Scotland said large-scale industrial developments should be subject to restrictions in the nation’s most important landscapes.

Missing Brontë moors walker Stephen Wright found after huge search by 11 teams

A missing walker was found with only minor injuries after spending the night on the Brontë moors in West Yorkshire.

Police appeal for sightings of walker Stephen Wright, missing on Brontë moors

Police are appealing for sightings of a walker who has gone missing on the Brontë moors. Stephen Wright contacted his wife on Monday evening to sa...

Mountain Equipment brand founder Peter Hutchinson dies, aged 81

Pioneer of outdoor gear and founder of the Mountain Equipment brand Peter Hutchinson has died, aged 81.

Scottish mountain rescuers 'overwhelmed' by support after helicopter complaints

Four Scottish mountain rescue teams who voiced their concerns over the level of support from the UK’s search and rescue helicopters said they have been overwhelmed by support they received.

England has a new mountain: Miller Moss. Now go find it

Three amateur surveyors lugged their professional-quality satellite and surveying gear to the summit of two Lakeland fells in the quest for a new mountain and found one.

PrimLoft follows insulation innovation with new biodegradable fabric

An expansion of its Bio range could see PrimaLoft's new fabric appearing in outdoor clothing from 2020.

Follow in the Brontë sisters' footsteps to Top Withins, inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Take to the romantic wild Brontë moors, home to Cathy and Heathcliff, on this walk starting in the hilltop village of Haworth in West Yorkshire .

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