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Scottish Natural Heritage marks creation of 100 miles of new or improved paths

More than 100 miles of new and improved paths will be created in Scotland in a bid to boost access for the public.

06 June 2019

Lost Scafell Pike man walks to safety after windswept night on fells

A man made his way off the Lake District fells after spending a night on the mountains when he got lost.

04 June 2019

Body of missing man Chris Brown found after Scafell Pike search

The body of a missing man has been found on Scafell Pike. Police said Chris Brown’s body was found in the early hours of Tuesday. The 35-year-...

04 June 2019

UK Wild Camp suspends pay-to-pitch scheme after outdoors community uproar

Organisers of a controversial scheme to monetise wild camping in two national parks have backtracked after widespread opposition from the outdoors community.

03 June 2019

Lakeland walker stretchered from Esk Hause after thigh injury

An injured walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell in a 4½-hour operation. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 8.30pm on Th...

01 June 2019

Wikipedia accuses The North Face's of 'defacing public property' with photo swaps

The organisation behind free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has criticised outdoors and fashion brand The North Face for using its pages to boost its publicity.

30 May 2019

Vango sets up gear 'library' to help groups access Lomond camping

Scottish outdoors brand Vango is working with a national park to set up a ‘library’ of camping gear available for groups to borrow.

28 May 2019

Sixties' gear back in vogue as walkers celebrate Cleveland Way's 50th anniversary

A group of national park apprentices stepped out in 1960s gear to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way.

24 May 2019

Injured woman airlifted after serious fall on Peak District hillside

A woman was airlifted from a Peak District hillside after injuring herself in a fall. Two mountain rescue teams and two helicopters were involved i...

23 May 2019

Trail record claimed as pair complete charity run round Peak District boundary

A Mountain Leader is claiming a new record for the fastest circuit of a route tracing the boundary of the Peak District.

04 June 2019

Mountaineering Council: why weren't we consulted on pay-to-wild-camp scheme?

The British Mountaineering Council said it was disappointed not to have been consulted over the launch of a commercial wild camping scheme.

04 June 2019

Yorkshire Dales caver dies after fall despite efforts of almost 100 rescuers

A caver has died in the Yorkshire Dales after falling underground. Almost 100 people battled to save the man’s life but he died in the cave as re...

02 June 2019

Missing spaniel Rocky rescued after getting stuck on Lakeland ledge

An adventurous dog was rescued from a precarious position on a Lake District hillside. Rocky, a one-year-old sprocker spaniel, went missing on Frid...

02 June 2019

Passer-by discovers body of walker on Tryfan

The body of a walker has been found by a passer-by on a Snowdonia mountain. A local man was making his way up the North Ridge of Tryfan when he mad...

01 June 2019

Mountain Hardwear commits to continuing to kit out Lakeland felltop assessors

Outdoor brand Mountain Hardwear pledged continuing support to the three mountaineers who make daily winter trips to the summit of England’s third-highest mountain.

29 May 2019

Galen Reynolds and Lisa Watson claim victory in Dragon's Back Race

Galen Reynolds and Lisa Watson have triumphed in the gruelling Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race. Men’s winner Reynolds set a new race record, and Wa...

24 May 2019

Lakeland walker rescued after injuring ankle on way to refill water bottle

A walker was forced to call out mountain rescuers after injuring herself on the Helvellyn range. The woman and her partner attempted to make their ...

23 May 2019

Rescuers called out after reports of teens 'tripping' on Cat Bells

Rescuers were called after reports of two teenagers tripping on a Lake District fell. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team’s help was requested for two 1...

22 May 2019

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