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Brecon Beacons pair's tree decorating disturbed as team takes short cut to rescue

A couple decorating the Christmas tree at their remote Brecon Beacons home found their evening interrupted by a team of mountain rescuers.

14 December 2017

Police welcome Keith Riddoch's conviction for killing buzzard on pheasant shoot

A man has been found guilty of recklessly killing a protected bird of prey during a pheasant shoot in the Highlands.

13 December 2017

Forty volunteers in eight-hour rescue of badly injured Lake District climber

Forty volunteer team members battled for more than eight hours to rescue a badly injured mountaineer from a Lake District mountainside.

12 December 2017

Leo Houlding and Antarctic team summit the Spectre by 'route of least resisitance'

Climber Leo Houlding has reached the summit of the Antarctic mountain he set out to ascend. But bad weather and delay getting to the Spectre meant ...

10 December 2017

Derbyshire cave rescuers in three-hour operation to free terrier Peggy

Rescuers spent three hours extricating a dog that fell into a crevice between boulders while her owners were out walking with her.

09 December 2017

Cumbrian council rules Kirkby Moor windfarm must be dismantled as planned

Planners in Cumbria have ruled a windfarm near the boundary of the Lake District national park must be dismantled when its current consent runs out.

07 December 2017

Battle lines drawn over Thirlmere zipwire as public urged to make views known

A conservation charity has outlined its reasons for opposing controversial plans to build zipwires across a Lake District reservoir.

06 December 2017

Keswick rescuers in three-hour Borrowdale operation after terrier goes to ground

A rescue team spent more than three hours helping free a trapped dog from boulders in Borrowdale. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4....

04 December 2017

Rescuers praise 'splendid effort' of 80-year-old and friends in Lakeland incident

Rescuers were alerted after a group of walkers, including an 80-year-old woman, were reported to be in difficulties on the fells in the Lake District.

02 December 2017

Felltop assessor Graham Uney tells of friend's fall that sparked huge rescue effort

One of the Lake District’s felltop assessors has revealed he was one of the two men involved in a mountain incident that prompted a massive rescue effort lasting more than eight hours.

13 December 2017

Tourism and business bodies back Thirlmere zipwire plans

The controversial planned zipwires across a Lake District reservoir have received backing from two tourism and business bodies.

12 December 2017

Seriously injured walker airflifted from Tryfan after 300ft fall in icy conditions

A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after tumbling 300ft when he slipped on snow and ice.

11 December 2017

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after 65ft fall into gill near Seathwaite

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she tumbled 65ft into a Lakeland ravine.

09 December 2017

Body of caver found after search by rescuers on Yorkshire Dales fell

Rescuers searching for a missing caver in the Yorkshire Dales have found the body of a man. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called o...

09 December 2017

Dartmoor kayaker dies after getting trapped under tree in River Dart

A kayaker has died after getting trapped under a partly submerged tree on a Dartmoor river. Members of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton we...

07 December 2017

Walker stretchered from Helvellyn slopes after suffering head injury

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring himself. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.35pm on Saturday whe...

05 December 2017

Major mountain rescue exercise underway on Crianlarich hills

Police said members of the public should not be alarmed if they witness police activity on the hills around Crianlarich.

03 December 2017

Yorkshire Dales walker dies after collapsing at Gordale

A walker has died after collapsing in the Yorkshire Dales. Rescuers were alerted about 12.25pm on Friday by ambulance staff when the man became ill...

02 December 2017

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