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Outdoor News, England & Wales

The latest outdoor news focussing on England and Wales, updated courtesy of

Wasdale team rescues 15 Scafell Pike walkers from Burnmoor Tarn

A major search was launched to find a group of 15 walkers missing on England’s highest mountain. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 8...

Thursday 24 April 2014 07:12 PM GMT

Cragfast labrador Duke rescued from Ben Lomond

A dog had to be rescued from the most southerly munro after getting stuck on a craggy ledge. Duke, a 10½-month-old brown labrador, disappeared whi...

Thursday 24 April 2014 06:50 PM GMT

Met Office launches new mountain weather forecasts for mobiles

A simplified mountain weather forecast website is now available for mobile users from the national weather forecasting agency.

Thursday 24 April 2014 06:23 PM GMT

6,000 back call to axe tax on mountain rescue 'heroes'

Two parliamentarians will today deliver a 6,000-signature petition calling for the scrapping of VAT on mountain rescue teams’ equipment.

Thursday 24 April 2014 04:20 PM GMT

Dylan Arwel Rattray named as 21-year-old who fell to his death on Snowdon

A walker who fell to his death on Wales’s highest mountain has been named. Dylan Arwel Rattray, 21, fell 150m (500ft) on Snowdon on Good Friday a...

Thursday 24 April 2014 10:14 AM GMT

Three Peaks Race offers £1,000 bonus to runners breaking 18-year record

A £500 bounty is on offer for a fellrunner who can beat an 18-year-old race record on its diamond jubilee event.

Wednesday 23 April 2014 08:45 PM GMT

Family of four rescued after major night-time search on Kinder Scout

Five mountain rescue teams mounted a major search for a family lost at night on the Peak District’s highest hill.

Wednesday 23 April 2014 07:51 PM GMT

Climber injured in Bwlch y Moch fall

A climber was rescued from a north Wales route after falling and injuring his knee. The 31-year-old was climbing with a companion at Bwlch y Moch a...

Wednesday 23 April 2014 06:48 PM GMT

Caver dies after collapsing on fell on way to Ease Gill trip

A caver collapsed and died while walking to a route in the western Dales. The 58-year-old was on his way to Top Sink in the Ease Gill system on Cas...

Sunday 20 April 2014 03:23 PM GMT

Boxer dog Murphy airlifted from Lakeland fells after five days in mountains

A missing dog has been found safe and well after spending five nights on the Lake District fells. Searches took place each day on the fells above P...

Sunday 20 April 2014 12:36 PM GMT

Walker airlifted after breaking arm on descent of Great Gable

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after breaking her arm. The 52-year-old woman was coming down from Great Gable with family members...

Saturday 19 April 2014 07:23 PM GMT

Walker dies after falling 500ft on Snowdon

A walker has died after falling 500ft on Wales’s highest mountain. The man was with a friend coming down from Snowdon’s summit yesterday when t...

Saturday 19 April 2014 04:21 PM GMT

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