Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Borders gamekeeper Alan Wilson sentenced for ‘despicable’ wildlife crimes Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:40:15
A gamekeeper has been sentenced for killing numerous protected species on a Scottish Borders estate.

Alan Wilson’s activities on the Longformacus Estate amounted to large-scale eradication of wildlife, an investigator said


Missing teen found after becoming separated from family on Langdale fells Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:10:36
A teenager who went missing on the Lake District fells was found safe and well after two mountain rescue teams were called out to find him.

The 15-year-old became separated from his family while walking above Langdale in bad weather on Monday


Scots mountaineers pitch in with campaign against ‘dirty camping’ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:00:17
Scotland’s mountaineers are pitching in with a campaign against the growth of what they call ‘dirty camping’.

Mountaineering Scotland said most hill-goers leave little or no trace when they wild camp, but the increase in problem camping at some locations needs action, it added


Wainwrights record-breaker Paul Tierney’s map auction raises £350 for charity Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:40:14
The sale of a map outlining the route taken by ultrarunner Paul Tierney on his record-breaking round of the Wainwrights has raised £350 for charity.

The autographed Harvey map was snapped up by Penrith runner Nigel Braithwaite, who twice went out on to the fells during Tierney’s run to witness the historic challenge


Daughter of caver ‘Eski’ thanks rescuers after visit to pothole where he died Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:54:37
The daughter of a caver who died in a Yorkshire Dales pothole has thanked all those who tried to rescue him, after visiting the site of the incident.

Harry Hesketh succumbed to his injuries in Curtain Pot on the flanks of Fountains Fell in June this year


Snowdon walkers urged to check live conditions on new site before heading out Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:08:52
People heading for Wales’s highest peak can now view up-to-date information on conditions on the mountain.

Live wind and temperature readings from the summit of Snowdon can be seen on a new website, along with other information and a webcam feed


Fancy making daily winter ascents of Helvellyn? This could be the job for you Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:56:03
National park bosses in the Lake District are on the lookout for a new recruit to make daily ascents of England’s third-highest mountain.

The vacancy for a felltop assessor has arisen after one of the current trio stepped down from the post


Tick-check for rescuers after battling chest-high bracken to reach injured Lakeland walker Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:05:04
Rescuers had to battle through chest-high bracken to reach an injured walker on a Lake District fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.20pm on Saturday to the site on High Rigg, west of St John’s in the Vale


Teen airlifted from mountain after injuring ankle on Cadair Idris Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:28:30
A teenage walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after injuring herself.

The 13-year-old was walking with a family group of six on Cadair Idris on Tuesday when she went over on her ankle and was no longer able to bear any weight on it


National park bosses praise ‘amazing’ effort to clear blocked Yorkshire Dales bridleway Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:09:52
Outdoor enthusiasts have been praised for their ‘amazing’ efforts in helping clear debris from a Yorkshire Dales bridleway after recent floods.

Walkers and mountain bikers from across the North of England joined national park rangers in removing 150 tonnes from the route at Langthwaite in Arkengarthdale


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