Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
South Pennines Park inspires movement for Muslim women to explore great outdoors Wed, 22 Sep 2021 19:23:19
A woman who was inspired to discover the great outdoors by the moorland around her home town is encouraging fellow women from the Muslim community to enjoy the countryside.

Amira Patel is supporting the creation of the new South Pennines Park, which she said is where her journey began


Lakeland walker stretchered from Castle Crag path after breaking leg Sun, 19 Sep 2021 23:40:17
A walker was stretchered from a Lake District hillside after breaking her leg in a slip.

The 73-year-old was on the old miners’ track under Castle Crag on Sunday when the incident happened


Ogwen Valley rescuers’ busy spell continues with injured walker and mountain biker Sun, 19 Sep 2021 23:15:17
The busy period for a rescue team in Snowdonia continues, with callouts to an injured mountain biker and a fallen walker on a scrambling route.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was alerted at 12.35pm on Saturday when a 60-year-old rider crashed in the northern Carneddau


Climber who helped rescuers with Tryfan clear-up injured in fall short time later Sat, 18 Sep 2021 15:45:03
A climber with a group that helped rescuers on a Snowdonia mountain was himself rescued a short time later after a fall in a gully.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation said the man’s helmet saved him from serious injuries


Say hello to the South Pennines – a ’self-appointed’ park Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:02:10
The South Pennines missed out when national parks were created; now, 70 years later, a 'self appointed' alternative park has come into being


Simon Roberts and Katie Mills take honours in Montane Dragon’s Back Race Sat, 11 Sep 2021 17:57:49
Runner Simon Roberts has won the Montane Dragon’s Back Race, having led the field for all but one day.

His victory is the first for a Welsh runner in the event, which involves running the length of the nation


Walker airlifted to hospital after dog drags her over 50ft Lakeland waterfall cliff Thu, 09 Sep 2021 20:17:00
A walker was airlifted to hospital after falling 50ft at a Lake District waterfall.

The woman was pulled over a steep cliff by her dog and landed in shallow water at Aira Force on Wednesday


How to call for help: Scottish rescuers issue guide to hill-goers Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:26:45
Rescuers north of the border have issued advice to hillwalkers and climbers on how to call for help if they get into difficulties.

Scottish Mountain Rescue made the move as increasing numbers of people have headed into the great outdoors


Lakeland walker collapses with heat exhaustion on Gowbarrow Fell Tue, 07 Sep 2021 23:33:14
A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after collapsing with heat exhaustion.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5pm on Tuesday to the incident on Gowbarrow Fell, above Ullswater


Two fancied runners out on first day as Montane Dragon’s Back athletes hit the hills Mon, 06 Sep 2021 20:30:49
A brutal multi-day race down the length of Wales is underway, with 367 runners making the start at Conwy Castle.

The field set off at 7am on Monday to tackle the Montane Dragon’s Back Race


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