Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Kendal Mountain Festival: big names mingle with big crowds as event grows Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:20:10
Another successful year for the Cumbrian town's festival as the stars descend for four days of outdoor-oriented entertainment


‘Don’t ditch vital gear to save weight’ says team after Three Peaks rescue Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:37:55
Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales cautioned walkers against leaving vital safety gear out of their rucksack to save weight.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called to aid two lost Yorkshire Three Peaks challengers who failed to pack a map and compass


Ill equipped Lakeland walkers and dogs rescued after getting lost in dark Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:23:11
Mountain rescuers warned that people heading for the hills at this time of year need to pack a torch in their rucksack.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said the outcome for a couple who had to be rescued from the fells could have been very different if they hadn’t been able to phone for help


Ingleton touted as Three Peaks start to relieve pressure on Horton in Ribblesdale Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:14:32
A group of businesses in the Yorkshire Dales is appealing to walkers to adopt a different route for the area’s Three Peaks Challenge.

The group wants walkers to consider starting and ending their venture in the village of Ingleton, which is not on the current route


Judges choose seven winners from 600 entries in Kendal festival photo contest Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:47:03
Judges have chosen the winning images in Kendal Mountain Festival’s photography competition.

The panel whittled down more than 600 entries to decide the top pictures in seven categories


PrimaLoft follows insulation innovation with new biodegradable fabric Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:22:22
An expansion of its Bio range could see PrimaLoft's new fabric appearing in outdoor clothing from 2020


Fell care volunteers demolish 180 pieces of cake after day restoring landscape Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:51:25
The final Lake District fell care day of the year saw walls and fences restored and 180 pieces of cake demolished by volunteers and staff.

The Friends of the Lake District event in the Duddon Valley involved 91 people, working to restore and improve the landscape on a range of projects


Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team celebrates 50 years of ‘helping others in need’ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:46:29
One of Britain’s busiest mountain rescue teams will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

The Llanberis team, whose patch includes Snowdon, will gather to mark the event on Saturday


Kendal prepares for Britain’s biggest outdoors festival with star-studded line-up Sat, 10 Nov 2018 21:06:37
Kendal is gearing up for the annual influx of thousands of visitors to Britain’s biggest mountain festival.

Organisers are promising a star-studded line-up of speakers, including a potential Olympic climbing team member and the man who took part in the successful cave rescue of trapped schoolboys in Thailand


Kendal mountain rescuers welcome ‘Eric’ to the team Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:41:43
Cumbrian rescuers have welcomed their new addition Eric to the team.

Eric is a brand new control vehicle that has gone into service with Kendal Mountain Rescue Team after a fundraising campaign


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