Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Ill equipped Lakeland walkers and dogs rescued after getting lost in dark Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:23:11
Mountain rescuers warned that people heading for the hills at this time of year need to pack a torch in their rucksack.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said the outcome for a couple who had to be rescued from the fells could have been very different if they hadn’t been able to phone for help

Ingleton touted as Three Peaks start to relieve pressure on Horton in Ribblesdale Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:14:32
A group of businesses in the Yorkshire Dales is appealing to walkers to adopt a different route for the area’s Three Peaks Challenge.

The group wants walkers to consider starting and ending their venture in the village of Ingleton, which is not on the current route

Judges choose seven winners from 600 entries in Kendal festival photo contest Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:47:03
Judges have chosen the winning images in Kendal Mountain Festival’s photography competition.

The panel whittled down more than 600 entries to decide the top pictures in seven categories

PrimaLoft follows insulation innovation with new biodegradable fabric Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:22:22
An expansion of its Bio range could see PrimaLoft's new fabric appearing in outdoor clothing from 2020

Fell care volunteers demolish 180 pieces of cake after day restoring landscape Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:51:25
The final Lake District fell care day of the year saw walls and fences restored and 180 pieces of cake demolished by volunteers and staff.

The Friends of the Lake District event in the Duddon Valley involved 91 people, working to restore and improve the landscape on a range of projects

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team celebrates 50 years of ‘helping others in need’ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:46:29
One of Britain’s busiest mountain rescue teams will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

The Llanberis team, whose patch includes Snowdon, will gather to mark the event on Saturday

Kendal prepares for Britain’s biggest outdoors festival with star-studded line-up Sat, 10 Nov 2018 21:06:37
Kendal is gearing up for the annual influx of thousands of visitors to Britain’s biggest mountain festival.

Organisers are promising a star-studded line-up of speakers, including a potential Olympic climbing team member and the man who took part in the successful cave rescue of trapped schoolboys in Thailand

Kendal mountain rescuers welcome ‘Eric’ to the team Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:41:43
Cumbrian rescuers have welcomed their new addition Eric to the team.

Eric is a brand new control vehicle that has gone into service with Kendal Mountain Rescue Team after a fundraising campaign

Appeal underway to raise cash to replace missing Blencathra trig circle Sat, 10 Nov 2018 15:22:01
A man is raising funds to replace an Ordnance Survey ring that disappeared from the summit of Blencathra in the Lake District.

John Beamson’s appeal is currently two-thirds of the way towards its target of £1,000

On test: camp foods reviewed Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:56:27
We've slaved over a hot camp stove to evaluate 15 different prepared foods: breakfasts, main meals and desserts, to find the top outdoor cuisine

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