Most of the village of Ravenglass, on the west coast of Cumbria, turned out to clean up their beaches.Read the full story ›
For the next three months, three sites including Dumfries and Galloway are participating in one of Scotland's most eye-catching festivals.Read the full story ›
A carefully selected Christmas tree has been chopped down in Kielder - ready for a long journey to London.
Ross went to join the in the festive felling:
Over 60 rescuers joined the Moffat Mountain Rescue Team in the Moffat hills over the weekend for a joint training exercise.Read the full story ›
There are renewed concerns over people jumping from Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.Read the full story ›
The charity wanted to buy the fell, after its owner put it up for sale. However, the mountain was then withdrawn from the market.Read the full story ›
Farms in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders have earned big wins at the AgriScot awards ceremony.Read the full story ›
The opening ceremony will be led by mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington tonight. It's the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.Read the full story ›
Holmrook Bridge has re-opened after being closed following high river levels on Wednesday.
Cumbria County Council say they have put time and effort into repairing bridges since Storm Desmond in 2015 and increasing their resilience.
"Using information from surveys and inspections, and analysing the way the bridges have been constructed, we have begun to build a picture of how they will respond to the high river levels we experience during flood events.
"This has enabled us to build a monitoring system which uses information from river gauges, digital cameras and site inspections to determine trigger intervention points when water levels reach pre-determined heights at our bridges. Depending on the severity of the flood event our response can vary from a rapid follow up inspection through to a precautionary closure until an inspection can take place.
"This new approach has been used several times since December 2015 to trigger additional inspections but the last week’s rainfall is the first time it has led to precautionary bridge closures.
“We only implement a closure when we believe there could be a risk to the safety of road users. We then work with the highest priority to inspect and assess the closed bridge to determine whether it is safe to re-open for public use. This is exactly what we have just done at Holmrook Bridge on the A595 in Copeland. "Since closing the bridge on Wednesday we’ve been able to undertake inspection and assessment which has enabled us to determine that it is safe to re-open for public use. We fully understand the disruption closures cause to the travelling public and we do everything we can to keep this to a minimum, but our first priority always has to be public safety.”
Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team has marked its 100th rescue of the year.
The team was sent to help a walker with an ankle injury yesterday afternoon, capping a busy year for the volunteers.
The charity's supporters took to social media to praise them.