Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Grampian Club’s remote Inbhirfhaolain hut at risk from Glen Etive hydro plans Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:46:34
Climbers and hillwalkers face losing the use of a remote Highland hut if a hydro-power scheme goes ahead, its owners said.

The Grampian Club has used the Inbhirfhaolain hut in Glen Etive for 57 years, but a planned scheme would taint its water supply, making the hut uninhabitable, it said


Parking at Seathwaite for your Lakeland walk: could a fire engine pass? Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:47:20
Visitors to a walkers’ hotspot in the Lake District are being asked to park responsibly or consider alternatives at busy times.

The National Trust says the roadside areas at Seathwaite in Borrowdale are very popular but vehicles left there can cause access problems for farm traffic and, potentially, emergency vehicles


Mend Our Mountains on track as appeal reaches a third of £1m target Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:34:45
The British Mountaineering Council said its appeal to raise a million pounds for path improvements on British hills is on track to meet its target.

Four months into the year-long campaign, more than £330,000 has been donated


Top climber Alan Hinkes helps keep up injured Lake District walker’s spirits Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:04:14
A Lake District walker who had the misfortune to injure himself had the good fortune to be kept company by one of Britain’s top mountaineers while he waited for help.

The 70-year-old man slipped and injured his leg while walking near the Nan Bield Pass above Mardale Head


Man dies in 260ft fall from Steeple during Lakeland challenge Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:45:58
A man has died after falling from a ridge on a Lake District fell.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out in the early hours of Sunday after the alarm was raised by the 65-year-old’s friend


On test: MSR Elixir 1 tent reviewed Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:23:00
MSR describes its new Elixir 1 as the brand's 'most livable' one-person tent. So we lived in it to see... just for a few days


Rob Sinclair and Sophie Grant triumph in Lakes Sky Ultra race Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:55:58
Scottish runner Rob Sinclair has won the annual Lakes Sky Ultra race, with New Zealand-born Sophie Grant taking the women’s title.

The race is part of the UK Skyrunning series, which combines mountain running with alpinism, with runners having to contend with scrambling or rock-climbing on the routes


On test: Pacsafe Dry 15L Anti-theft Portable Safe reviewed Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:52:16
This little pack will guard against both criminals and the weather


Three Nikwax athletes tackle 7,000km challenge to inspire you to do more outdoors Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:09:29
A team of three international athletes is currently heading north as part of an outdoors brand’s efforts to inspire people to get active in the countryside.

Markus Stitz, Jenny Tough and Fredrika Ek will cycle 7,000km, walk the same distance and camp throughout Europe as part of the #DoMoreWithNikwax challenge


Lakeland walker rescued after fainting during Cat Bells ascent Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:16:58
A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after fainting in warm weather.

The 58-year-old was ascending Cat Bells when he collapsed


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