Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Rescuers use doggie treats to help retrieve retriever from Peak District mine Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:58:37
A rescue team member had to bribe a casualty to help bring her to safety after she fell down a disused mine shaft.

The four-month-old golden retriever became trapped in the collapsed shaft when she fell through snow at Eldon Hill Quarry near Castleton in the Peak District

Ramblers pay tribute to Jerry Pearlman, who paved the way for right-to-roam law Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:11:17
Campaigners have paid tribute to a luminary of the outdoor access movement who died recently.

Jerry Pearlman’s work paved the way for the right-to-roam legislation introduced by the last Labour government

Rescue team member scales tree to reach stranded paraglider in north Wales Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:48:22
A rescue team member used his professional skills to reach a stranded paraglider left hanging 65ft above the ground after crashing into trees.

North East Wales Search and Rescue was called out on Tuesday to the incident near Llangollen

Welsh emphasis in plan to safeguard Snowdon, Britain’s most popular mountain Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:22:15
It’s the most popular mountain in Britain and is visited by more than half a million people each year.

Most Anglophones will know it as Snowdon – but get used to calling Wales’s highest peak by its Welsh name: Yr Wyddfa

Patterdale team rescues climber stuck in wintry conditions on scramble route Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:01:54
Rescuers in the Lake District had an early morning callout to aid a climber who got stuck on a scrambling route on a fellside.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 5.40am on Tuesday when the 20-year-old became cragfast in Kilnshaw Chimney on the flanks of Red Screes

Buxton rescuers undertake special snowstorm delivery: a new-born lamb Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:02:20
Mountain rescuers unexpectedly turned veterinary midwives during a callout as blizzards swept their area.

Buxton team members were asked to check on the wellbeing of an elderly farmer and ended up helping deliver a new addition to the livestock

Hypothermic cyclist among those helped as Calder Valley team goes on snow patrol Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:38:22
A hypothermic mountain biker and a coach-load of stranded passengers on a high Pennine road were among numerous people helped by a rescue team over the weekend.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in West Yorkshire dealt with 10 separate incidents as the second instalment of the Beast from the East hit the area

Rescuers voice concerns after two further incidents on wintry Lakeland mountains Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:17:52
Rescuers were called out to two incidents where outdoor enthusiasts were injured in falls on wintry Lake District mountains.

A skier fell a long distance on Helvellyn on Sunday and a winter climber was seriously injured in a 650ft fall on Great End in the Scafell range the same day

Man dies in 200ft fall from Helvellyn in snow and icy conditions Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:34:13
A man has died after falling more than 200ft on England’s third-highest mountain.

Rescuers were quickly at the scene on Helvellyn yesterday but were unable to save the man, who hit rocks during his fall from the path from the summit to Swirls, near Browncove Crags

Outdoors fans urged to take 5km challenge to help reinstate flood-hit Lakeland path Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:51:18
A charity is asking outdoor enthusiasts to get active to help it raise funds to reinstate a Lake District route that was severely damaged by floods.

The Lake District Foundation wants members of the public to complete a 5km trip and donate £5 to the appeal to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path

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