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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
New Cumbria National Trust boss Jeremy Barlow makes pledge on landscape Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:07:48
The man who has taken over the National Trust’s operations in Cumbria says rebuilding the memorial cairn on top of England’s highest mountain is among the charity’s key tasks this year.

Jeremy Barlow has been appointed assistant director of the trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity

Walkers and mountain biker rescued in busy three-day period for Patterdale team Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:40:03
A Lake District rescue team was called out four times in three days to aid three walkers and a mountain biker in separate incidents.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team’s first call was on Saturday afternoon when a woman injured her ankle on the Ullswater shore path

Climber rescued from Lake District crag after ropes jam during abseil Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:54:02
A climber was rescued after he got stuck on a Lake District crag when his ropes jammed while abseiling.

The man had returned to Shepherd’s Crag in Borrowdale on Monday morning to retrieve gear left on the rock when it started raining during a climb on Sunday

Berghaus kits out women’s polar team in quest to expand female gear range Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:09:30
Feedback from an international women's team skiing to the North Pole will be used in future design

Rescuers ‘gobsmacked’ as search dog Dolly’s vet bill appeal target reached Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:05:55
An appeal set up to raise cash for vital operations for a search dog reached its target in just five days, thanks to the generosity of the public.

Dolly’s owner and handler Nick Shepherd faced a vet’s bill of £8,000 for two procedures to help the dog back to full health, only £3,000 of which would be met by the Kinder Mountain Rescue Team member’s insurance as a member of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association

Injured walker stretchered from Lakeland fell as weather thwarts two helicopter rescues Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:27:13
Bad weather prevented two helicopters from airlifting an injured walker from a Lake District fell.

The 55-year-old woman fell about 20-30ft from the path alongside Scale Beck on Friday

Friends of Lake District urge outdoor fans to join Great Cumbrian Litter Pick Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:09:25
A charity is urging members of the public to join it in an effort to clean up the countryside.

Friends of the Lake District will stage its Great Cumbria Litter Pick in July, in an attempt to tidy up its ‘glorious county’

Wainwright Society hands over cash for repairs to footpath on High Street route Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:58:13
Aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright have raised thousands of pounds to help improve a footpath on a Lake District mountain.

Sales of the Wainwright Society’s annual calendar produced £9,100 and donations from members’ annual challenge boosted the total to £10,600

Body of man found on Latrigg near Keswick Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:52:40
A man’s body has been found on a Lake District fell.

Police received a phone call on Tuesday morning after the discovery on Latrigg, overlooking Keswick

Ramblers give £10,000 for repairs to Peak District path linked to access pioneer Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:15:20
Ramblers have donated £10,000 towards the improvement of a footpath leading to a Peak District hill with connections to a pioneering access campaigner.

The cash, part of a legacy to the walking group, will be used to repair the path on the Great Ridge, which culminates at Ward’s Piece, named after GHB Ward, founder of the Clarion Ramblers

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