Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Rescuers battle heavy Lake District traffic to reach injured gill scrambler Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:24:40
Rescuers had to negotiate their way through heavy traffic to reach a woman who had injured her ankle while gill scrambling in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 4.45pm on Saturday when the 29-year-old suffered the injury in Stonycroft Beck near Causey Pike

Police plea for sightings of missing Highland walkers Stuart Campbell and Paul Cairney Sat, 01 Aug 2020 19:21:26
Police in the Highlands have issued a new photograph of a man who has gone missing.

The picture shows Stuart Campbell wearing the hooded, grey Berghaus waterproof he may have been wearing

Two Sca Fell walkers rescued after getting stuck on Broad Stand Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:47:26
Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on steep ground at a Lake District accident black spot.

The pair became cragfast on Broad Stand on Sca Fell on Friday

Police appeal to walkers after Stuart Campbell goes missing in Ben Loyal area Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:51:08
Police are appealing for help in finding a man who has gone missing in the far North of Scotland.

Officers believe Stuart Campbell may have gone walking in Sutherland

Cash grant kick-starts appeal to re-open access to viaduct in Westmorland Dales Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:17:23
A new scheme has provided cash to help a charity restore public access to a viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales national park.

The Love Your Landscape fund has donated £5,000 towards work needed on Smardalegill Viaduct in the Westmorland Dales

Passing paramedic aids Whernside walker who suffered head injury in fall Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:48:47
An off-duty paramedic went to the aid of a walker who fell and injured herself on Yorkshire’s highest peak.

The 68-year-old was descending from Whernside’s summit ridge towards Bruntscar when she fell and suffered a head injury

Wainwright Society republishes out-of-print Outlying Fells guidebook Tue, 28 Jul 2020 18:44:02
An out-of-print guidebook the author of which said he would never write has been republished by the Wainwright Society.

The late author Alfred Wainwright dismissed suggestions that he should add The Outlying Fells of Lakeland to his Pictorial Guides, which detailed the main Lake District mountains

Rise in number of staycation walkers brings ‘tidal wave’ of Lakeland rescue team callouts Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:00:08
Volunteer rescuers in the Lake District say they are facing ‘a tidal wave’ of avoidable callouts as inexperienced walkers take to the fells.

The trend towards ‘staycations’ during the coronavirus crisis has led to many ill prepared hillgoers calling for help when they get into difficulties

Scafell Pike walkers rescued after sheltering in Sty Head stretcher box Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:21:17
Three teenagers were rescued after getting into difficulties attempting the ascent of Scafell Pike in poor weather.

At one point the three youths climbed into the stretcher box at Sty Head for shelter

Walker Cameron Steel dies after fall on Glen Coe mountain Mon, 27 Jul 2020 19:34:01
A man has died after falling while walking on the Glen Coe mountains.

Cameron Steel, 35, of Glasgow, was one of two men on a route on Bidean nam Bian when he fell on Saturday afternoon

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