Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Trees for Life charity submits detailed plans for Highland ‘rewilding centre’ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:32:25
A conservation charity has submitted plans for what it says is the world’s first rewilding centre in the Scottish Highlands.

Trees for Life wants to build the facility on a former deerstalking estate in Glen Moriston


Footwear brand Keen’s range of reusable face masks goes on sale Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:01:05
Footwear brand Keen is using one of its factories to manufacture face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Keen Together collection is going on sale this month at retailers including Cotswold


‘Keen walker’ Andrew Moorhouse reported missing again, on Shetland Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:31:10
A man who has repeatedly sparked searches across Britain has been reported missing again.

Police Scotland said Andrew Moorhouse has gone missing from his home in Lerwick, Shetland


Mountaineers welcome lifting of Scottish five-mile travel limit for hill-goers Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:12:12
Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that travel restrictions for recreation are being lifted.

From Friday, the rule that meant walkers, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts had to stay close to home, will be relaxed


Berghaus co-founder Gordon Davison dies, aged 85 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:55:57
The co-founder of the Berghaus brand of outdoor gear has died.

Gordon Davison had suffered a heart attack and passed away surrounded by his family on the evening of 24 June, aged 85


Alex Waddington collects 10 bags of rubbish on Peak District Spin and Bin ride Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:50:57
A cyclist has completed a 108-mile clean-up journey in the Peak District.

Alex Waddington was due to complete his Spin and Bin on the day of the summer solstice, but delayed his ride by a week as he didn’t feel prepared for the challenge


Mountain bothies remain closed despite imminent easing of travel limits Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:08:22
The charity that looks after more than 100 mountain shelters said its buildings would remain shut, despite the imminent easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland and Wales.

The Mountain Bothies Association said the continued closure applied in all three nations where it maintains the shelters


Alpkit reaches investment target in eight minutes as 1,380 customers buy shares Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:46:18
A crowdfunding scheme giving customers a chance to invest in one of the UK’s fastest growing outdoors brands raised double its target.

The offer to become shareholders in Alpkit reached its initial £750,000 goal in less than eight minutes of going live on Monday


Wainwright Striding Edge sketch sells for ‘record’ £10,200 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:12:02
A pen-and-ink sketch by the late author and artist Alfred Wainwright sold for what is believed to be a record price.

The drawing of Striding Edge was bought in an auction for £10,200 at the weekend


YHA to begin limited re-opening of English youth hostels in July Sun, 28 Jun 2020 14:01:35
Youth hostels in England will begin a limited re-opening in mid-July as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

The network of properties run by YHA (England & Wales) were closed on 23 March as the government-ordered lockdown began


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