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Dry weather leads to wildfire warnings for outdoor fans over Easter period

Outdoor enthusiasts heading for the British countryside over the Easter holiday are being urged to be on their guard against starting wildfires.

18 April 2019

Duke of Edinburgh's Award teen stretchered from Lakeland fell after passing out

A teenager on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition was stretchered from a Lake District fell after he passed out.

12 April 2019

Mountain weather service rejigs forecast areas to offer better service to walkers

A specialist mountain weather forecasting service has upgraded its coverage for the North of England.

07 April 2019

Rescuers in 7½-hour operation to aid walker injured in 50ft fall on Tryfan

A walker was rescued from a Snowdonia mountain after suffering multiple injuries in a fall. Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation members were ...

05 April 2019

Skye rescuers on way to cardiac callout learn casualty is team member

A rescue team called out to reports of a man suffering a cardiac arrest learnt the casualty was a colleague.

29 March 2019

Walk in Wainwright's footsteps or take a Lakeland stroll as guided walks begin

A series of guided walks in the Lake District kicks off at the weekend. The volunteer-led walks have taken place since the 1960s and more than 70 d...

26 March 2019

Mountain Aid charity urges walkers to pull on boots and become Corbett Connoisseurs

A charity is urging hillwalkers to become Corbett Connoisseurs to help fund its safety work. Mountain Aid wants walkers to pull on their boots duri...

25 March 2019

Is it time to ditch the old walkers' mnemonic as magnetic north migrates east?

Walkers with a mind for accurate navigation may need to ditch a mnemonic that has stood them in good stead for centuries.

21 March 2019

Mountaineers 'disappointed' as planners approve Glen Etive wild land hydro schemes

Mountaineering Scotland expressed disappointment at planners’ decision to allow three hydro schemes in wild land in Glen Etive.

20 March 2019

Rescuers praise climbers after woman breaks wrist in Tryfan fall

Rescuers have praised a rock-climber for her efforts after she injured herself in a fall on a Snowdonia mountain.

16 April 2019

Helmet saves Lake District mountain biker from serious injury in high-speed crash

A mountain biker’s helmet saved him from a more serious injury when he fell off at high speed on a Lake District fell.

09 April 2019

National Trust shelves Wasdale Head loo plans but will build Lake Head toilets

The National Trust has shelved plans for a new toilet block at Wasdale Head in the Lake District. It said the proposal received several objections,...

06 April 2019

Lake District climber rescued after injuring leg in fall from Borrowdale crag

A climber was rescued from a Lake District crag after suffering a suspected broken leg in a fall. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about...

01 April 2019

Lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers rescued after getting separated from group

Two Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers were rescued after they got lost when they became separated from the large group they were with.

27 March 2019

Campaign groups mark 70th anniversary of access law with pledge on national parks

Five campaign groups have sealed a pledge to protect national parks and make them more accessible. A time capsule containing the pledge was buried ...

25 March 2019

National Trust buys Lake District campsite in Eskdale for £1.65m

The National Trust has bought a popular campsite in the Lake District, bringing to five the number of sites it owns in the national park.

23 March 2019

Mountaineering council prepares to launch litter-busting H2O campaign

Hillwalkers and climbers will be asked to take part in a major campaign to clean up the country’s mountains.

21 March 2019

Identity of woman whose body was found 15 years ago on Pennine Way revealed

Police have solved the mystery of the identity of a woman whose body was found near the Pennine Way almost 15 years ago.

19 March 2019

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