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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


Forty volunteers in eight-hour rescue of badly injured Lake District climber Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:22:05
Forty volunteer team members battled for more than eight hours to rescue a badly injured mountaineer from a Lake District mountainside.

It was revealed the injured climber was a mountain rescue team member


Seriously injured walker airflifted from Tryfan after 300ft fall in icy conditions Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:20:22
A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after tumbling 300ft when he slipped on snow and ice.

The man, in his mid-20s, suffered serious injuries in the incident on Tryfan


Review: Trails with Tales – intriguing walks round Leighton Moss, Silverdale and Arnside, by Beth and Steve Pipe Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:04:06
The area of outstanding natural beauty lying just outside the Lake District national park is brought to life in this series of short walks


Leo Houlding and Antarctic team summit the Spectre by ‘route of least resisitance’ Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:52:14
Climber Leo Houlding has reached the summit of the Antarctic mountain he set out to ascend.

But bad weather and delay getting to the Spectre meant the adventurer and his two team-mates had to use a different route from the unclimbed south face one they originally intended to use


Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after 65ft fall into gill near Seathwaite Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:14:42
A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she tumbled 65ft into a Lakeland ravine.

The woman was walking with her son when she slipped on an icy path above Taylorgill Force above Seathwaite and fell 20m into a scree field, injuring her head


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