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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Wainwright’s ‘unofficial’ Coast to Coast Walk to gain national-trail status Fri, 12 Aug 2022 00:02:55
The Coast to Coast Walk devised 50 years ago by author Alfred Wainwright is to gain national-trail status.

The government has given its approval to the three-year scheme to upgrade the 317 km (197-mile) route from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire

Dartmoor national park bosses ban barbecues as fire risk rises during heatwave Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:06:58
National park bosses in Dartmoor have banned barbecues and open fires on common land in the area.

The move is in response to the increased risk of wildfires following the prolonged spell of dry weather

Busy week for Keswick rescuers with six incidents in five days Sat, 06 Aug 2022 17:57:37
Volunteers from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were called out six times in five days to aid walkers and mountain bikers on the fells.

The team also turned out to conduct searches to no avail after members of the public reported hearing shouts for help

Lakeland walker rescued after injuring ankle on Rest Dodd Sat, 06 Aug 2022 16:05:44
A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after she injured her ankle.

The woman was descending Rest Dodd on Saturday when she slipped on a grassy track, leaving her unable to bear weight on the leg

Helvellyn walker airlifted to hospital after falling 30ft on Striding Edge Tue, 02 Aug 2022 18:35:02
A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall on Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the incident on Monday

Rescuers find Lakeland walker missing overnight, after major search Sun, 31 Jul 2022 19:33:22
A major search was launched on Sunday morning for a walker reported missing overnight in the North of the Lake District.

A police helicopter joined search dog handlers and two mountain rescue teams in the hunt for the man in the Caldbeck area

Teen guided to safety from crag after separating from family on Scafell Pike walk Sat, 30 Jul 2022 20:21:32
A teenager had to call for help from a Lakeland crag after separating from his family.

The 18-year-old was on a walk up Scafell Pike but later struck out on his own

Snowdonia team rescues cragfast sheepdog Kemp from perilous position Thu, 28 Jul 2022 18:32:43
Rescuers in Snowdonia responded to a farmer’s appeal for help to retrieve his sheepdog from a crag.

Kemp had been out with his owner when he became stuck and scared on a small ledge on steep ground near the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation’s base

On test: Danner Trail 2650 Campo GTX shoes reviewed Tue, 26 Jul 2022 18:36:30
Danner's trail shoes feel as light as running shoes but are ideal for trail walking

Two new helicopter bases planned under Coastguard seach-and-rescue deal Sat, 23 Jul 2022 12:56:36
Two new helicopter bases will be set up in plans for the next stage of the UK’s civilian search and rescue service.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said seasonal, daytime bases will be established at Fort William and Carlisle

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