Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Capsized Derwent Water kayakers use phone light to guide rescuers Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:23:42
A group of paddlers who got into difficulties in the Lake District attracted rescuers’ attention with the light from a phone.

Four men were rescued from Derwent Water after three of them capsized on Thursday


Wales closes to visitors as much of UK faces stricter lockdown measures Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:15:56
Wales will be out of bounds to visiting outdoor enthusiasts from Friday, and other parts of the UK will be subject to increased restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis.

Travel to and from Wales for exercise will be prohibited, and people in Wales will be expected only to start their walks or rides from home


Blencathra walker seriously injured in fall from Sharp Edge Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:21:28
A man was seriously injured when he fell from Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

He was ascending the ridge on Wednesday with his son on Wednesday when he slipped and fell most of the way down the north gully


Prepare to end your walk in darkness, warn experts, as UK prepares to put clocks back Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:37:37
Hillgoers need to prepare to end their day’s activities in darkness, as the end of British summer time looms.

A headtorch and spare are essential pieces of gear for walkers heading for the mountains and countryside, as daylight hours shorten


Badly parked vehicles hamper rescuers after Finnich Glen visitor injures arm in fall Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:10:39
Rescuers were hampered in their efforts to reach an injured person at a Stirlingshire beauty spot by inconsiderately parked vehicles.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team joined emergency services at Finnich Glen near Killearn on Monday to aid a visitor who fell and injured their arm


Stuck charity walkers on Cadair Idris place burden on charity rescue team Sun, 18 Oct 2020 20:34:59
A team that went to the aid of charity walkers in Snowdonia pointed out that callouts place an extra burden on rescuers who are themselves a charity.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were alerted about 11.20pm on Saturday when a group of walkers reported themselves stuck on Cadair Idris


Keswick rescuers called out three times in one day to injured walkers and cyclist Sun, 18 Oct 2020 20:13:22
Lake District rescuers were called out three times on Saturday to aid injured walkers and a mountain biker.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the first incident of the day at 12.45pm


Three Lakeland walkers rescued from Clough Head after losing path in low cloud Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:36:02
Three walkers were rescued from a Lake District fell after getting into difficulties in low cloud.

The group summited Clough Head and intended to descend to Threlkeld Knotts via the Red Screes path on Wednesday


Wales bans high-risk UK residents from travelling to low-coronavirus countryside Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:02:27
Much of Wales’s countryside is now out of bounds to large numbers of visitors from the rest of the UK.

The Welsh Government has introduced rules meaning people from high-risk coronavirus hotspots will be banned from entering the areas where there is a low incidence of Covid-19


Cake still on offer for charity fell care day’s socially distanced volunteers Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:44:27
Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District is seeking volunteers for a special socially distanced fell care day.

Coronavirus restrictions mean the usual gathering of more than 100 people for the organisation’s learning and conservation activities can’t take place


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