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Ullswater shot and Wasdale view top Wainwright Society photo contest

A shot of a boat sailing on Ullswater with a backdrop of the snow-covered Helvellyn range has been judged top image in a competition.

20 February 2020

Ardnish Estate to end free use of Peanmeanach bothy due to visitor numbers

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts will no longer have free use of a bothy in the western Highlands. From early October, the Peanmeanach on the Ardnis...

19 February 2020

Man dies after falling 30m from Stob Bàn during Storm Dennis

A man has died after falling from a Highland munro during Storm Dennis. The 42-year-old fell about 100ft into a gorge on Stob Bàn in the Mamores o...

17 February 2020

Lochaber rescuers respond to 'charge them' demands: be careful what you ask for

Mountain rescuers have warned social media commentators to beware of what they wish for, after several posts saying four Ben Nevis walkers should be charged for their rescue.

14 February 2020

Climber Shauna Coxsey confirmed in Team GB squad for Tokyo Olympics

Climber Shauna Coxsey has been confirmed as a member of the UK squad for this year’s Tokyo Olympics.

11 February 2020

Don't Lose Your Way: Ramblers recruit citizen geographers to save paths at risk

The Ramblers have begun a quest to find an army of citizen geographers to find lost rights of way as a deadline approaches.

11 February 2020

'Extremely lucky' walkers rescued from icy Ben Nevis in blizzard

A group of walkers caught out in ‘horrendous’ weather on Britain’s highest mountain were extremely lucky to survive, rescuers said.

10 February 2020

Mountain rescuers aid Keswick campers trapped by Storm Ciara floodwater

Mountain rescuers were called out in the early hours of Sunday to aid campers trapped by floodwater in the Lake District.

09 February 2020

New £2m Highland rewilding centre aims to attract 50,000 visitors annually

A charity hopes to attract 50,000 visitors a year to its new £2m rewilding centre in the Scottish Highlands.

07 February 2020

Prospects looking up for revived climbing meet as winter finally arrives in Highlands

Organisers of a revived major international climbing festival in Scotland have been cheered by recent improvements in conditions.

20 February 2020

Police name Richard Armstrong as man who fell to his death on Stob Bàn

Police have named the man who died after falling from a munro in the Mamores on Sunday. Richard Armstrong of Cumbria fell about 30m into a gorge on...

18 February 2020

Good Samaritan runner injures ankle after stopping to offer help on Lakeland fell

A runner who stopped to help someone who had slipped on a Lake District hillside fell victim to injury himself within yards of leaving the person.

16 February 2020

Urgent work protects historic Yorkshire Dales mill hours before storm sweeps in

Work to protect a historic Yorkshire Dales building was completed hours before Storm Ciara swept the area.

14 February 2020

North Wales mountain rescuers called into action as Storm Ciara strikes area

Mountain rescue teams in north Wales were in action over the weekend as Storm Ciara caused problems for residents and visitors in the area.

11 February 2020

Man dies after collapsing before Yorkshire Dales cave descent

A man has died after collapsing near a Yorkshire Dales Cave. The 45-year-old was accompanying a group of young people at the entrance to Thistle Ca...

10 February 2020

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after falling from route on Pillar

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after falling and suffering head and chest injuries.

09 February 2020

Great Orme death fall: Scout Association putting young lives at risk, says coroner

A coroner has said the Scout Association is putting young people’s lives at risk by failing to address shortcomings in its practices.

07 February 2020

Women in the Hills network launched to boost female mountain activities

A research project is underway to examine women’s participation in mountain activities. Women in the Hills is a new network formed to look at way...

05 February 2020

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