Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
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


Police launch international social media campaign to solve Pennine Way body mystery Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:25:21
Police are turning to the international social media community to try to solve a mystery death in the Yorkshire Dales.

The body of a woman was found by walkers near the Pennine Way 14 years ago, but her identity has never been established


Rescuers urge caution after swimmer dies in plunge into Lakeland quarry Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:47:40
Rescuers have warned of the dangers of wild swimming after a man died in a disused Lake District quarry.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out to Hodge Close Quarry shortly before 6pm on Tuesday, where a swimmer had failed to surface from the pond at the site, near High Tilberthwaite


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