Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Keswick festival challenge walker rescued after passing out on Cat Bells Sat, 18 May 2019 16:41:24
A walker taking part in a Keswick Mountain Festival event was rescued after injuring herself on Cat Bells.

The 59-year-old was also passing out after turning her ankle, rescuers said


Freak Himalayan weather thwarts Mick and Vic’s Chombu climb attempt Fri, 17 May 2019 20:18:59
Freakish weather thwarted plans by two British mountaineers to post a first ascent in the Himalaya.

Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders had hoped to summit Chombu in the Sikkim state in northern India


Lake District mountain biker suffers multiple injuries in crash near Loweswater Fri, 17 May 2019 19:30:55
A mountain biker suffered multiple injuries when he crashed in the Lake District.

The rider, who was visiting the area from the Netherlands, went over his handlebars in the accident near Loweswater on Thursday


Labour deputy Tom Watson launches Adventures 4 Health with Snowdon climb Fri, 17 May 2019 14:41:16
A leading politician whose newly active life has transformed his health will climb Wales’s highest mountain to launch a campaign to get people active.

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson will make the ascent of Snowdon with Outdoor Industries Association chief executive Andrew Denton


Sheepdog Swift rescued after getting stuck on Kilnsey Crag in Yorkshire Dales Thu, 16 May 2019 19:49:06
A sheepdog was rescued after getting stuck on a Yorkshire Dales crag.

A local farmer requested the help of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association when Swiftt became cragfast on Kilnsey Crag


Passing nurse and doctors aid Lakeland walker suffering chest pains on Cat Bells Wed, 15 May 2019 20:29:21
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering chest pains.

The 65-year-old reached the summit of Cat Bells when he began to feel unwell


Cotswold Outdoor owners plan store closures as creditors approve rescue plan Tue, 14 May 2019 19:58:37
Creditors of the troubled owners of retailer Cotswold Outdoor have approved a company voluntary arrangement.

Outdoor & Cycle Concepts, parent company of Cotswold, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery, will now seek rent reductions at some of its stores


Work underway on Scottish path repairs after Mend Our Mountains appeal Tue, 14 May 2019 19:13:38
Work has begun on repairing one of the UK’s most eroded hill paths.

And a second project will start next month following success in raising cash for the renovations as part of a nationwide appeal


Walkers and spaniel rescued after getting stuck on Lake District crag Tue, 14 May 2019 15:21:53
Two walkers and their dog were rescued from a Lake District crag when they got stuck.

The pair and their cocker spaniel became cragfast while making their way up a gully on to Scrubby Crag on Fairfield


Cwm Idwal climber airlifted after suffering head injuries in 20ft fall Mon, 13 May 2019 13:46:35
A climber was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after knocking himself out in a fall while descending from a route.

The man had completed a climb and tumbled about 6m (20ft) on Glyder Fawr while making his way down on Sunday


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