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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Thousands of routes at risk as government u-turns on lost paths deadline Wed, 22 Mar 2023 19:21:11
Campaigners have condemned the Westminster government for reneging on a commitment to ditch a deadline for recording lost paths in England.

Environment secretary Thérèse Coffey’s decision only to grant a five-year extension to the 2026 cut-off date means the public’s right to use these routes will be disappear for ever, the Open Spaces Society said

Rescuers guide nine walkers to safety from Helvellyn in blizzard Mon, 13 Mar 2023 13:49:09
A group of walkers was guided to safety after getting into difficulties in wintry conditions on England’s third-highest mountain.

The nine men, from the Manchester area, had to contend with blizzards and knee-deep drifts as they made their way down from Helvellyn

Lakeland walker airlifted from wintry fell after slip leads to ankle injury Sat, 11 Mar 2023 20:32:27
A walker was airlifted from a wintry Lake District fell after injuring his ankle.

The man was in a group of six descending Hind Gill above Seathwaite on Saturday when he slipped and suffered the injury

‘Hillwalking Hijabi’ Zahrah Mahmood appointed Ramblers Scotland president Sat, 04 Mar 2023 17:08:44
A woman known on social media as the Hillwalking Hijabi is Ramblers Scotland’s new figurehead.

Zahrah Mahmood was appointed president of the organisation at its annual meeting on Saturday

On test: Keen WK400 shoes reviewed Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:10:34
A new shoe model and a new design concept: can Keen revolutionise how you walk?

Rescuers find bodies of missing Glen Coe walker Kyle Sambrook and dog Bane Sun, 26 Feb 2023 13:53:50
Rescuers searching for missing walker Kyle Sambrook and his dog have found their bodies.

Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team said Mr Sambrook and his beagle Bane were discovered by volunteer rescuers in a deep gorge above Fionn Ghleann

Renewed appeal for sightings after missing walker Kyle Sambrook seen in Lost Valley Fri, 24 Feb 2023 13:24:48
Police have renewed appeals for sightings of a hillwalker missing in the Glen Coe area.

They revealed that Kyle Sambrook and his beagle Bane were spotted in the Lost Valley about noon on Sunday

Police appeal for sightings of missing Glen Coe walker Kyle Sambrook Thu, 23 Feb 2023 11:48:40
Police in the Highlands have appealed for sightings of a walker who has been reported missing.

Kyle Sambrook is believed to have been planning an ascent of Buachaille Etive Mòr in Glen Coe

Injured Scafell Pike walker ‘lucky to be alive’ after spending night on mountain Wed, 22 Feb 2023 20:17:06
Rescuers said a walker is lucky to be alive after spending a night injured on the flanks of England’s highest mountain.

More than 70 volunteer team members were involved in the search for the man, who reported himself lost on the ridge between Scafell Pike and Great End

Injured walker rescued after spending two nights on Skye hillside during Storm Otto Sun, 19 Feb 2023 20:32:39
An injured walker was rescued after spending two nights on a hillside on the Isle of Skye during Storm Otto.

Rescuers said a wind speed of 95mph was recorded in the area on Thursday night

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