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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Friends of Lake District in solstice fell gathering to mark 85th birthday Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:41:17
A charity that was set up to establish a national park in the Lake District has celebrated its 85th anniversary.

Members of the Friends of the Lake District, along with supporters and members of the public, made the climb to Latrigg to watch the sun set on summer solstice day


Rescue crew guided to injured Beacons gorge walker by camera flashes Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:05:36
An injured Brecon Beacons gorge walker was winched to safety after members of the public guided a rescue helicopter to the scene by using their mobile phone camera flashes.

The St Athan Coastguard helicopter was scrambled on Sunday afternoon to the site near Sgwd Gwladus waterfall north of Pontneddfechan


Highland walker dies in fall on An Teallach Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:12:49
A walker has died after falling on a Highland mountain.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was alerted on Sunday afternoon when the 70-year-old man slipped and fell to his death while traversing the An Teallach ridge in the North-West of the country


Runner Paul Tierney breaks record for summiting all 214 Wainwright fells Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:15:41
Ultrarunner Paul Tierney has broken the record for the fastest time taken to summit all the Lake District’s Wainwright peaks.

The Windermere-based athlete finished the challenge in a unnofficial time of 6 days, 6hrs 5mins, beating the time set by Steve Birkinshaw five years ago


Campaigners apply for further enlargement of Lake District national park Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:13:31
A campaigning charity wants to see a further enlargement of the Lake District national park.

The Friends of the Lake District has applied to a government agency to consider extending the park by about 6 per cent


Lakeland walkers rescued from Hallin Fell after one has panic attack Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:00:30
Two walkers were brought to safety from a Lake District fell after one of them suffered a panic attack.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5pm on Tuesday when a woman reported her partner was unable to move after the attack


Walker suffering seizures airlifted from Cadair Idris in 6½-hour rescue Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:47:17
A walker was rescued from a Snowdonia mountain after falling ill.

The 59-year-old was with a group of seven on Cadair Idris when he began having seizures


Police appeal after break-in at Steall Hut in Glen Nevis Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:23:07
Police in the Highlands are appealing for information after a break-in at a mountaineering hut.

A member of the Lochaber Mountaineering Club discovered the damage caused by intruders at the Steall Hut in Glen Nevis


Missing Cairngorms walker Andrew Moorhouse found safe and well Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:07:03
A man who was reported missing in the Cairngorms has been found.

Police Scotland said Andrew Moorhouse was traced safe and well


National park workers improve boggy Yorkshire Dales Coast to Coast Walk stretch Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:15:28
National park rangers and volunteers are working on improving a section of the Coast to Coast Walk through the Yorkshire Dales.

A boggy stretch of the route in upper Swaledale is being flagged using reclaimed stone


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