Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Former winners line up for bonus attempt on Three Peaks Race records Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:48:41
Five former winners will be joining the field for this year’s Three Peaks Race at the weekend.

Runners tackling the gruelling ‘Marathon with Mountains’ will be hoping for favourable conditions in their quest to beat the course record and pick up a £500 bonus prize

Mountain Bothies Association takes ownership of Glenpean bothy in west Highlands Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:02:08
The Mountain Bothies Association has taken ownership of a shelter that was one of its earliest renovation projects.

The charity has maintained the Glenpean bothy since 1968

Peak District walker dies in 50ft fall on Kinder Scout Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:54:45
A walker has died after falling 50ft on the Peak District’s highest hill.

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team was alerted late on Easter Monday afternoon to reports that a woman had fallen from Kinder Downfall

Woman rescued from Lancashire river after leaping into water to save dog Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:17:22
A woman was rescued after she injured her back jumping into a Lancashire river to save her dog.

The 27-year-old entered the River Lune at Caton when her animal became stranded on a rock

Woman rescued from Lakeland fell after breaking ankle in slip Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:00:55
A woman was rescued from a Lakeland fell after breaking her ankle when she slipped.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 11pm on Sunday to the incident on Thornythwaite Fell in Borrowdale

Firefighters in operation to control major wildfire on Ilkley Moor Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:34:26
A major wildfire has devastated a large area of Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire.

At the height of the blaze, about 70 firefighters were at the scene near White Wells on the hillside overlooking the town

Peak District mountaineers offer free activities to Pick and Play clean-up participants Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:29:34
Mountaineers in the Peak District are calling on members of the public to do their bit to tidy up the national park.

In return for a morning or afternoon picking up litter, participants in the annual Pick and Play event will be rewarded with a range of outdoor activities

Wander Woman Phoebe Smith confirmed as Long Distance Walkers’ president Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:27:29
Members of the Long Distance Walkers Association have confirmed adventurer and writer Phoebe Smith as their president.

The presenter behind the Wander Woman podcast was confirmed in the post at the association’s recent annual meeting

Dry weather leads to wildfire warnings for outdoor fans over Easter period Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:06:50
Outdoor enthusiasts heading for the British countryside over the Easter holiday are being urged to be on their guard against starting wildfires.

Experts in Scotland said most of the nation will have a high or extreme fire risk by Saturday

Rescuers praise climbers after woman breaks wrist in Tryfan fall Tue, 16 Apr 2019 20:12:08
Rescuers have praised a rock-climber for her efforts after she injured herself in a fall on a Snowdonia mountain.

Ogwen Mountain Rescue Organisation also thanked two other climbers who went to the woman’s aid after the incident on Tryfan

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