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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Is it time to ditch the old walkers’ mnemonic as magnetic north migrates east? Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:50:33
Walkers with a mind for accurate navigation may need to ditch a mnemonic that has stood them in good stead for centuries.

The saying ‘add for mag, rid for grid’ helps remind us the correct procedure for using a map and compass, but the slow movement of magnetic north means the phrase is becoming out of date

Mountaineering council prepares to launch litter-busting H2O campaign Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:15:09
Hillwalkers and climbers will be asked to take part in a major campaign to clean up the country’s mountains.

The British Mountaineering Council will launch its project at this weekend’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Mountaineers ‘disappointed’ as planners approve Glen Etive wild land hydro schemes Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:27:46
Mountaineering Scotland expressed disappointment at planners’ decision to allow three hydro schemes in wild land in Glen Etive.

The organisation said it called into question the point of designating areas with special protection if heavy engineering projects were to be allowed

Identity of woman whose body was found 15 years ago on Pennine Way revealed Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:45:47
Police have solved the mystery of the identity of a woman whose body was found near the Pennine Way almost 15 years ago.

North Yorkshire Police is now appealing for any information about Lamduan Armitage, who was found by walkers on 20 September 2004 near Sell Gill Holes on the flanks of Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales

Natural England urged to ditch Hampshire ferry plans for England Coast Path route Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:46:48
Campaigners are urging the government’s official outdoors body not to incorporate a ferry into the route of the England Coast Path in Hampshire.

The Open Spaces Society said the proposal to make the ferry across the River Hamble the designated course of the round-England path could leave walkers stranded

Cattle-grid reference helps rescuers find Lake District pair stuck on steep ground Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:49:25
Rescuers had to turn detective to find a couple who reported themselves stuck on steep ground in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 10.50am on Monday after the walkers called for help

Ben Nevis avalanche victim’s family visits site as team pleads for search for ice-axes Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:37:24
Rescuers have taken relatives of one of the men who died in the avalanche on Ben Nevis last week to the site of the incident.

Some of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team were also joined by a member of the Swiss Alpine Club who was a friend of the four climbers involved in the avalanche

Floods hit Yorkshire Three Peaks route as rescuers warn: don’t attempt challenge Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:29:26
Heavy rain in the Yorkshire Dales has left many routes flooded.

The Cave Rescue Organisation had this advice for anyone considering the Three Peaks Challenge: don’t!

Peak District manager Lorna Fisher plans 1,658-mile cycle ride through all 15 national parks Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:40:50
A Peak District manager is gearing up for a mammoth cycle ride to mark the 70th anniversary of the passing of legislation that led to the setting up of national parks.

Lorna Fisher’s 1,658-mile trip will take in all 15 UK national parks during two weeks in April

Ben Nevis deaths prompt mountaineering experts’ plea to use weather reports Thu, 14 Mar 2019 20:56:43
Mountain experts have added their voice to pleas for outdoor enthusiasts in the Highlands to obtain weather information before heading out.

Mountaineering Scotland said hillgoers need to plan carefully and not be fixated on completing a particular route

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