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Thirlmere zipwire: film-maker Terry Abraham expands on reasons for charity resignation Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:01:46
Film-maker Terry Abraham very publicly resigned as ambassador of the newly rebranded Lake District Foundation on Friday at the event being staged to mark its rebirth.

The foundation was formerly known as Nurture Lakeland, and its function is to raise cash for conservation projects in the national park


Two rescued from an icy Blencathra after getting lost in dark Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:20:38
Two young men had to be rescued from a Lake District mountain after getting lost in the dark.

The pair rang for help on Saturday when they became stranded on Blencathra in icy conditions


Two Cairn Gorm climbers in night rescue after getting stuck on winter route Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:26:08
Two climbers were rescued after getting stuck while soloing a winter route on Cairn Gorm.

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4pm on Saturday when the two men became cragfast on Jacob’s Ladder in Coire an t-Sneachda


On test: Montane Icarus insulated jacket reviewed Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:31:09
Montane's jacket is the first in the UK to use PrimaLoft's innovative synthetic ThermoPlume insulation. How did it fare in typical British winter weather?


Film-maker Terry Abraham resigns from Lakes charity over Thirlmere zipwire stance Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:50:45
Acclaimed film-maker and photographer Terry Abraham has resigned from a charity over the planned zipwires at Thirlmere.

The cinematographer announced his decision at the rebranding launch of The Lake District Foundation on Friday


Friends of Lake District: Thirlmere zipwire plans are ‘litmus test for national parks’ Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:41:45
The Friends of the Lake District said the current application for zipwires over the Thirlmere reservoir provide a litmus test for the country’s national parks.

The conservation charity said the development could set a precedent for further commercial activity around Thirlmere, the wider valley, and the Lake District national park at large


Brecon Beacons pair’s tree decorating disturbed as team takes short cut to rescue Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:12:36
A couple decorating the Christmas tree at their remote Brecon Beacons home found their evening interrupted by a team of mountain rescuers.

Sue and Kim Brook welcomed a stretcher party from Brecon Mountain Rescue Team who used the kitchen of their premises at Old Crofftau to reach two walkers in trouble on the flanks of Pen y Fan on Wednesday


Felltop assessor Graham Uney tells of friend’s fall that sparked huge rescue effort Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:58:15
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.

Graham Uney, who takes it in turns to make the daily ascents of Helvellyn in the winter, was climbing with a friend when he fell on Monday afternoon


Police welcome Keith Riddoch’s conviction for killing buzzard on pheasant shoot Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:46:04
A man has been found guilty of recklessly killing a protected bird of prey during a pheasant shoot in the Highlands.

Police Scotland welcomed the conviction of Keith Riddoch at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday


Tourism and business bodies back Thirlmere zipwire plans Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:50:33
The controversial planned zipwires across a Lake District reservoir have received backing from two tourism and business bodies.

Cumbria Tourism, which promotes the area to visitors, and the Lake District Park Partnership Business Task Force, both issued statements supporting Tree Top Treks’ proposals for an activity hub at Thirlmere


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