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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Kendal Mountain Festival provides £4.5m boost to town, with 25,000 ticket sales Thu, 24 Nov 2022 01:02:08
Kendal Mountain Festival continues to grow in popularity, with more than 25,000 tickets sold for the recent events in the Cumbrian town.

Organisers staged more than 300 film screenings, talks, outdoor sport sessions, panel discussions, activities and art exhibitions over four days at the weekend


Wainwright Society members celebrate 20th anniversary with ascent of Dove Crag Wed, 23 Nov 2022 20:38:52
Members of the Wainwright Society celebrated its 20th anniversary with an ascent of the first Lakeland fell described by the late author whose works they promote.

Aficionados walked the route from Ambleside to the summit of Dove Crag, following in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright


Lizzie MacKenzie wins Kendal film award as Brian Hall and Helen Mort share book prize Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:40:55
A movie documenting the life of a man living remotely in the Scottish Highlands scooped the grand prize at this year’s film awards at Kendal Mountain Festival.

Lizzie MacKenzie’s The Hermit of Treig, shot over four decades, chronicles Ken Smith’s existence living alone in a log cabin near Loch Treig


Snowdonia walker dies after falling 300ft on Glyder Fach Sun, 20 Nov 2022 19:32:24
A walker has died after falling on a Snowdonia mountain.

Rescuers who found the man’s body said they believed he fell at least 300ft


Cross Fell shelter Greg’s Hut reopens after major refurbishment Tue, 15 Nov 2022 12:16:25
A bothy on the flanks of the highest hill in the Pennines has reopened after a major refurbishment.

Greg’s Hut on Cross Fell is now a weathertight and comfortable shelter, the Mountain Bothies Association said.


Bearing up: unique event for Britain as three norths align Wed, 02 Nov 2022 16:25:01
A unique triple alignment of one of the cardinal points of the compass will occur this week.

Britain’s national mapping agency Ordnance Survey said all three norths – grid, magnetic and true – will combine at a single point in southern England for the first time


Experts remind hillgoers to prepare for earlier nightfall as clocks go back Thu, 27 Oct 2022 11:00:41
Mountain experts are reminding hillgoers to pack a torch as British Summer Time ends.

After the clocks go back on Sunday, darkness will fall an hour earlier, with the chance of outdoor enthusiasts being caught out and benighted


On test: lightweight walking boots reviewed Mon, 24 Oct 2022 10:51:39
The return of more typical UK weather after an unprecedented dry spell enabled us to complete our evaluation of 11 pairs of lightweight boots in the British countryside and hills


Alpkit to offer public chance to invest again in bid to raise £2m through crowdfund Tue, 18 Oct 2022 20:32:41
Outdoor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to become shareholders in Alpkit when it holds its second crowdfunding day.

The first such event in 2020 hit its investment target in eight minutes, and closed about 43 minutes later with 1,350 customers as shareholders


Helvellyn walker airlifted to hospital after falling from Striding Edge Sun, 16 Oct 2022 20:05:42
An injured walker was winched from Striding Edge after falling about 30 feet.

A Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene on Helvellyn on Saturday afternoon.


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