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Hostelling charity YHA has enlisted the help of mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington in a bid to raise half a million pounds to save a Snowdonia centre.

The organisation says the refurbishment of Bryn Gwynant will cost £2m, and without a cash boost the hostel is in danger of closing

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Walker raises alarm via Facebook after finding dehydrated man on Cadair Idris

A walker on a Snowdonia mountain used Facebook to raise the alarm after finding a man in difficulties.

Injured Lake District climber rescued from Borrowdale crag in 5½-hour operation

A climber who fell 100ft on a Lake District crag was rescued in an operation lasting 5½ hours. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.30...

Mountain rescuers' new leaflet urges hillgoers to plan ahead to avoid callouts

Rescue organisations in England and Wales have released their latest version of a leaflet aimed at increasing safety for outdoor enthusiasts.

Rescuers called out after two Snowdonia walking groups stray on steep ground

Two groups of walkers were rescued in separate incidents after straying on to difficult ground on Snowdonia mountains.

Scouts aid Keswick rescuers in reckless Cat Bells 'incident'

Lake District mountain rescuers were called upon to deal with an incident where a group of youths had stolen a minibus and driven it up a fell, resulting in numerous injuries.

Group effort leads to restoration of Wild Boar Fell summit shelter in Yorkshire Dales

A landmark on the summit of a Yorkshire Dales hill has been rebuilt in a collaboration between the national park authority, a Rotary club and a local craftsman.

Police launch Bothy Watch as walkers' safety put at risk by revellers

Police in the South of Scotland have launched a Bothy Watch scheme after reports the free shelters are being misused.

Northumberland rescuers deal with four injured runners during Chevy Chase

A runner was airlifted from a Northumberland hillside after becoming unwell during a race. The 71-year-old was one of four casualties who were taki...

Ellis Brigham urges outdoor fans to give gear a 2nd Life to help homeless

Retailer Ellis Brigham is urging outdoors enthusiasts to donate unwanted clothing and gear to help the homeless and cut landfill waste.

Hill sleuth Myrddyn Phillips's border research suggests Wales should shrink a little

Months of measurements and footslogging by two walkers has led them to the conclusion that the Wales-England border could be in the wrong place.

On test: Osprey Katari 7 backpack reviewed

A slim lighweight pack designed with bikers and runners in mind...

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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