Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Wainwright Society will raise funds for outdoor classroom at Blencathra Centre Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:47:47
Aficionados of the late Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright will raise funds to set up an outdoor classroom in his memory.

The Wainwright Society said its main beneficiary in 2019 will be the Blencathra Centre


Hill sleuths’ survey reveals true values of Snowdonia peak Foel Penolau Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:10:46
Myrddyn Phillips and his colleague Aled Williams go weaselling in the boulders of in a quest to find out whether the rocky peak measures up


Grough’s great big Christmas gift guide to goodies for the outdoor fan Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:02:51
We've taken a peep inside Santa's North Pole headquarters to bring you suggestions for seasonal gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life


Lost walkers rescued after calling for help from Pen-y-ghent’s flanks Sun, 02 Dec 2018 17:53:09
Rescuers went to the aid of two walkers who got lost on the flanks of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted by police after a woman reported herself lost in poor weather on Pen-y-ghent Side on the north-west slopes of the 694m (2,277ft) hill on Sunday


Winter onset heralds start of Lakeland felltop assessors’ daily Helvellyn ascents Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:28:00
The first day of December marks the start of meteorological winter and it also means shifts begin for one of the country’s most unusual seasonal jobs.

Between now and April one of the Lake District national park’s three specialist felltop assessors will make the daily climb to the summit of Helvellyn, England’s third-highest mountain, to assess snow and ground conditions and compile a daily report for outdoor enthusiasts


Two birds of prey found shot as North Yorkshire raptor persecution continues Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:59:29
The carnage of birds of prey in England’s blackspot county continues, with North Yorkshire Police expressing frustration after the death of two more raptors.

One red kite was found dead and a buzzard so seriously injured that it had to be put down


Police name Caroline Pettifer as walker who died in Glen Coe incident Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:13:49
Police have named the woman who died in Glen Coe on Monday.

The body of Rebekah Caroline Pettifer of Northamptonshire, was found by rescuers near Buachaille Etive Beag


Polartec’s new Power Air fabric sheds five times fewer fibres than similar material Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:37:50
Polartec's latest innovation aims to cut the amount of microplastics released into the environment from outdoor garments


Cairn Gorm company enters administration after eight-week funicular closure Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:44:55
The company that runs the funicular railway and snowsports resort on Cairn Gorm has gone into administration.

The railway, on Britain’s sixth-highest mountain, has been unable to run since October due to structural problems


Man rescued after suffering back injuries in fall on Halifax track Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:37:46
A rescue team was called out at night to aid a man who suffered suspected spinal injuries on a track near Halifax in West Yorkshire.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 11.45pm on Wednesday when ambulance staff requested its help for the incident off Claremount Road, north of the town centre


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