Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Top rock-climber Pete Whittaker joins Patagonia-backed anti-fracking campaign Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:22:33
A top climber has joined the campaign against fracking, in the week the controversial gas-extraction process started in Lancashire.

Pete Whittaker, a Patagonia brand ambassador, has produced a video outlining his objections to the expansion of shale-gas extraction

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: Britain’s national parks need an injection of idealism Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:55:27
Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has called for an injection of idealism into Britain’s national parks if they are to survive.

The Everest summiteer, who lives in the Lake District, said the powers that be should provide enough cash for them to be maintained, but the public also has a part to play

New Anglesey section of Wales Coast Path gives walkers ‘fantastic’ views Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:15:55
A new two-mile stretch of coastal footpath has been created on Anglesey to give walkers improved sea views.

The section of the Wales Coast Path between Byrn Offa near Llanddona and Fedw Fawr, north of Llangoed hugs the rugged coastline rather than crossing fields further inland

Blencathra walker escapes serious injury in 100ft fall from Sharp Edge Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:56:59
A walker escaped serious injury in a 100ft fall from a Lake District ridge.

The woman was with her dog on Sharp Edge on Blencathra on Sunday when she fell at the bad step on the route

Motor groups help fund repairs to Yorkshire Dales Roman route Cam High Road Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:54:15
An ancient right of way in the Yorkshire Dales has been repaired thanks to cash donated by recreational motorists.

National park rangers and volunteers spent several weeks restoring eroded section of the 2,000-year-old Cam High Road

Two Snowdonia walkers rescued from Tryfan as Storm Callum lashes mountain Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:23:05
Two walkers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain as Storm Callum’s high winds and torrential rain lashed the hill.

The men called for help from Tryfan after getting into difficulties on the North Ridge

Scottish Natural Heritage boss Francesca Osowska completes 1,300-mile cycle ride Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:34:46
The boss of Scottish Natural Heritage has completed an epic 1,300-mile cycle ride round the nation in the hope of inspiring the public to get active.

Francesca Osowska, chief executive of the Scottish Government’s advisory body on the outdoors, was in the saddle for 32 days, visiting 13 national nature reserves and the SNH’s 39 offices

John Muir Trust plans toilets and extra parking at foot of Blàbheinn on Skye Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:57:32
A conservation charity has revealed plans to double the number of parking places and build two toilets at the foot of a popular munro on the Isle of Skye.

The John Muir Trust has said the project will help relieve congestion for walkers heading for Blàbheinn on the Strathaird peninsula

Lakeland walker rescued after collapsing at Boredale Hause Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:56:47
A walker was rescued after collapsing on a Lakeland fell.

The woman was walking with friends at Boredale Hause above Patterdale on Wednesday when the incident happened

Kendal event joins Outdoor Trade Show for unified Manchester 2019 showcase Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:01:54
Britain’s outdoor industry will showcase its new products at a single trade event in 2019, organisers have announced.

A separate show held in Kendal will merge with the Outdoor Trade Show in Manchester

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