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Snowdon walkers urged to check live conditions on new site before heading out Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:08:52
People heading for Wales’s highest peak can now view up-to-date information on conditions on the mountain.

Live wind and temperature readings from the summit of Snowdon can be seen on a new website, along with other information and a webcam feed


Fancy making daily winter ascents of Helvellyn? This could be the job for you Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:56:03
National park bosses in the Lake District are on the lookout for a new recruit to make daily ascents of England’s third-highest mountain.

The vacancy for a felltop assessor has arisen after one of the current trio stepped down from the post


Tick-check for rescuers after battling chest-high bracken to reach injured Lakeland walker Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:05:04
Rescuers had to battle through chest-high bracken to reach an injured walker on a Lake District fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.20pm on Saturday to the site on High Rigg, west of St John’s in the Vale


Teen airlifted from mountain after injuring ankle on Cadair Idris Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:28:30
A teenage walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after injuring herself.

The 13-year-old was walking with a family group of six on Cadair Idris on Tuesday when she went over on her ankle and was no longer able to bear any weight on it


National park bosses praise ‘amazing’ effort to clear blocked Yorkshire Dales bridleway Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:09:52
Outdoor enthusiasts have been praised for their ‘amazing’ efforts in helping clear debris from a Yorkshire Dales bridleway after recent floods.

Walkers and mountain bikers from across the North of England joined national park rangers in removing 150 tonnes from the route at Langthwaite in Arkengarthdale


Climber Shauna Coxsey launches Olympic quest with championships bouldering bronze Tue, 13 Aug 2019 22:15:40
Olympic hopeful Shauna Coxsey has gained a bronze medal in the sport climbing world championships, the first podium finish for a British climber in the event.

The Sheffield-based athlete came third in the bouldering discipline, behind Akiyo Noguchi of Japan and Janja Garnbret of Slovenia who took her second world championship title in as many years


Lakeland rescuers brave knee-deep water to reach lost Red Pike walkers Sun, 11 Aug 2019 19:44:25
Rescuers braved ‘atrocious’ conditions, including knee-deep water to reach two Lake District walkers lost on a mountain.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 7pm on Saturday when the men, both aged 21, called for help after setting off from Buttermere


Man and 10-year-old son rescued from Snowdonia peak after getting lost in storm Sun, 11 Aug 2019 16:22:46
A father and son were rescued after getting lost on Snowdonia mountains in stormy weather.

Ogwen Mountain Rescue Organisation also had to curtail its annual fundraising challenge due to the unseasonal weather on Saturday


Poisoned Nidderdale red kite had survived being shot twice Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:33:03
A red kite whose body was found at a raptor-persecution blackspot had survived being shot twice, only to be killed by pesticide abuse.

North Yorkshire Police said investigations on the dead bird of prey found in Nidderdale showed traces of two banned pesticides


Lakeland walker airlifted from Sail after injuring ankle Fri, 09 Aug 2019 19:48:02
A Lake District walker was airlifted from a fell after injuring his ankle badly in a slip.

The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter, which was in the area, flew to the site near the summit of Sail, east of Crag Hill


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