Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Signs of the times: Dales craftsman uses 44-year-old machine to form finger posts Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:29:02
Have you ever stopped and pondered, as you check you’re on the right track, how those ubiquitous wooden finger posts we see throughout the countryside are produced?

They point the way for many a walker and other outdoor enthusiasts


Rescuers enlist farmer and brightly lit tractor in search for hypothermic woman Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:14:24
Mountain rescuers enlisted the help a farmer and his tractor to help find a missing woman in the dark.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team noticed the vehicle had powerful working lights that could prove useful in their hunt for the 72-year-old


Scafell pair rescued in six-hour operation after getting stuck on Broad Stand Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:50:40
Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on dangerous ground at a Lake District accident blackspot.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Thursday after the pair called for help from Broad Stand on Scafell


Four rescued in seven-hour operation after getting stuck on Dow Crag Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:26:03
Four people were rescued in an operation lasting more than seven hours after they got stuck on a Lake District fell.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5.15pm on Friday after the four became cragfast while climbing on Dow Crag


Explorer Paul Rose turns the lens on Yorkshire Dales for new BBC Two series Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:29:41
Explorer and mountaineer Paul Rose is turning his attention to the Yorkshire Dales for a new television series.

Rose, whose The Lakes airs this evening nationally for the first time, has been filming in Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale


Scottish police appeal for information on missing walker Joshua Cooke Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:05:34
Police are appealing for a man who has gone missing in northern Scotland.

Officers said they believe Joshua Cooke may have been planning to walk the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way


Walker rescued after torch batteries fade on Pen-y-ghent’s slopes Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:22:47
A walker was rescued after getting lost in the dark on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

Five separate groups of rescuers searched routes on Pen-y-ghent in the early hours of Wednesday after the man called for help


Top rock-climber Pete Whittaker joins Patagonia-backed anti-fracking campaign Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:22:33
A top climber has joined the campaign against fracking, in the week the controversial gas-extraction process started in Lancashire.

Pete Whittaker, a Patagonia brand ambassador, has produced a video outlining his objections to the expansion of shale-gas extraction


Climber Sir Chris Bonington: Britain’s national parks need an injection of idealism Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:55:27
Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has called for an injection of idealism into Britain’s national parks if they are to survive.

The Everest summiteer, who lives in the Lake District, said the powers that be should provide enough cash for them to be maintained, but the public also has a part to play


New Anglesey section of Wales Coast Path gives walkers ‘fantastic’ views Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:15:55
A new two-mile stretch of coastal footpath has been created on Anglesey to give walkers improved sea views.

The section of the Wales Coast Path between Byrn Offa near Llanddona and Fedw Fawr, north of Llangoed hugs the rugged coastline rather than crossing fields further inland


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