Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Police appeal to public after three red kites killed near Kirkcudbright Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:01:07
Police have launched an investigation after the death of three red kites in Dumfries and Galloway.

Tests revealed two of the raptors found near Kirkcudbright were killed by a banned poison

Seriously injured Langdale climber airlifted after being hit by falling rock Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:29:19
A climber was airlifted to hospital from a Lake District crag when he suffered serious injuries in a rockfall.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 9.30pm on Monday to the incident on Gimmer Crag in Great Langdale

Dartmoor rescuers pay tribute to Pauline Richards who died during Ten Tors duty Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:56:16
A rescue team has paid tribute to a long-serving member who died while on duty.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton formed a guard of honour at the funeral of Pauline Richards

Milliken buys fabric innovation firm Polartec for undisclosed sum Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:22:14
The owners of the company that invented modern technical fleece have agreed to sell the brand to a USA textile and floorcovering firm.

Milliken will acquire the assets of Polartec, whose fabrics are used by several leading outdoors clothing brands

Multinational group restores Leacraithnaich bothy in Morvern Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:03:13
A multinational group of volunteers has helped restore a bothy in the Scottish Highlands.

A team with members from eight different countries spent 32 days renovating the Leacraithnaich shelter in Morvern

Patterdale team uses rescue boat to reach fatigued Lakeland walker Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:45:57
A Lake District team launched its rescue boat to reach a walker in difficulties on a lakeshore path.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 9.05am on Monday to aid the man who had become fatigued on the route between Howtown and Side Farm in Patterdale

Climber Doug Scott: we need radical change to stop ‘Everest madness’ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:49:39
Britain’s first Everest summiteer has called for radical measures to stop what he calls the ‘madness’ now occurring on the mountain.

Mountaineer Doug Scott, along with Dougal Haston, posted the first successful ascent of the world’s highest peak by Britons in 1975

Highland walker dies and another injured after lightning strikes Mamores munro Sun, 09 Jun 2019 01:21:43
A walker has died after being struck by lightning on a Highland mountain.

The woman was with a group of seven people on the Mamores when two of them were hit by the bolt

Mountain rescue chair Mike France and Chief Scout Bear Grylls receive honours Sat, 08 Jun 2019 15:04:08
The chair of Mountain Rescue England and Wales has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Mike France was appointed and MBE, one of more than a thousand people to be honoured

Aficionados republish Wainwright’s first book, A Pennine Journey Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:49:34
A new edition of a seminal work by the author and illustrator Alfred Wainwright has been published by the society formed to promote study of his work.

A Pennine Journey is Wainwright’s account of a long-distance walk undertaken in the 1930s as the storm clouds of war gathered over Europe

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