Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Injured Lakeland walker airlifted after fall on Hindscarth Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:08:24
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after suffering head and neck injuries in a fall.

The 71-year-old was with his wife on Hindscarth on Friday when the incident happened


Rescuers find Lakeland walker in wrong valley after she separated from parents Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:01:01
A walker was led to safety by rescuers after becoming separated from her parents on the Lake District fells.

Penrith and Kendal Mountain Rescue Teams were called out in the incident above Mardale


Mountaineering Scotland welcomes lifting of stay-local orders for hill-goers Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:12:37
Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the easing of travel restrictions from Friday, allowing people to travel outside their local area.

But the organisation, which represents hillwalkers, mountaineers, ski tourers and climbers north of the border, pleaded with hill-goers to act responsibly


Puppy Louis rescued after falling 300ft in Moffat Hills Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:00:57
A puppy was rescued after surviving a 300ft fall on a Scottish hillside.

Police asked for the help of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team on Wednesday after springer spaniel Louis’s owners reported the incident


Missing man walks to safety during major search in Cheviots Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:32:51
A walker reported missing in the Cheviots managed to make his way to safety while a major search was underway.

The man’s wife contacted police on Sunday to say he was overdue from a walk in the hills near the England-Scotland border


Retailer says camping gear ‘flying off shelves’ as Britons shun foreign travel Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:22:54
The UK’s biggest outdoors retailer is anticipating a surge in camping as Britons look to holidays at home, with uncertainty continuing over foreign travel.

GO Outdoors said in the week following the UK Government’s announcement of measures to lead the country out of lockdown, online traffic searches for camping gear increased by 37 per cent


Yorkshire Dales national park bosses welcome visitors’ return as lockdown eases Sat, 10 Apr 2021 19:33:09
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales said it is a huge relief to be able to properly welcome visitors back to the area from Monday.

In a joint open letter to would-be visitors, authority chair Neil Heseltine and chief executive David Butterworth acknowledged the importance of Britain’s national parks to the wellbeing of its population


How an outdoor retailer survived lockdown: a service centre, a woman’s eye and explainer videos Fri, 09 Apr 2021 20:25:27
Innovation and a keen eye on online sales have helped independent retailer Trekitt survive lockdown


Keswick outdoors retailer smashes charity target with fellwalking challenge Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:05:55
A Lake District retailer and its customers have raised more than £5,000 for charity with a challenge in which people were encouraged to climb fells.

The Keswick Boot Company’s Wainwright Challenge smashed its original target of £1,000


Man suffers vaccine effects during attempt to rescue daughter on Snowdonia mountain Tue, 06 Apr 2021 19:24:55
A father on a rescue mission to aid his daughter on a Snowdonia mountain sparked a callout when he began to suffer from the effects of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation went to the aid of the pair on Monday after the woman got into difficulties on the flanks of Carnedd Dafydd


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