Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Mountaineering Scotland urges national park to reject new Cononish gold mine plans Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:07:01
Mountaineering Scotland is urging national park planners to reject a renewed proposal to start mining gold in a wild land area.

The organisation said the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority should put the environment before private profits

Man dies in 300ft fall from scrambling route on Dow Crag near Coniston Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:46:00
A man has died after falling more than 300ft from a Lake District cliff.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.05pm on Thursday to reports the man had fallen while scrambling on Dow Crag

Three walkers still missing as police reveal body of Gibson brothers’ dog found Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:07:35
Police have revealed the body of the dog belonging to two brothers who went missing in Strathcarron has been found.

Alan Gibson’s body was found on 10 February on Beinn Liath Mhòr near Achnashellach, but his brother Neil, 63, has not been found

Climber enlists public’s help to rescue dogs stranded on Helvellyn for two days Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:38:12
Climbers have rescued two dogs that were stuck for two day in a precarious position high on England’s third tallest mountain in freezing conditions.

Scott Pilling set off from his home in Horwich near Bolton on Tuesday to try to find the pair on Helvellyn in the Lake District

Walker who fell to his death on Snowdon named as Steven Smith Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:04:59
The walker who died after falling more than 800ft on Snowdon has been named.

Steven Smith, 48, of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, was walking with a companion on the mountain on Saturday when he slipped on ice and snow, falling into Clogwyn Coch

Climber Shauna Coxsey wins Scottish mountain culture youth award Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:55:06
Olympic climbing hopeful Shauna Coxsey has won a youth ambassador award for her contribution to Scotland’s mountains.

Coxsey has twice won the bouldering world cup championship and has been identified by UK Sport as a potential competitor in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

FOI request reveals planning officer recommended Thirlmere zipwire refusal Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:27:15
Lake District bosses have revealed the national park’s planning officer had recommended rejection of the plans for zipwires across Thirlmere.

Treetop Trek, the company behind the proposals, announced on Tuesday it had withdrawn its application, citing the fact that the Ministry of Defence had expressed concerns on its low-flying training in the area

Controversial Thirlmere zipwire plans withdrawn over MoD low-flying concerns Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:36:24
Plans for a controversial zipwire across Thirlmere in the Lake District have been withdrawn.

Mike Turner of Treetop Trek, the man behind the proposals, said uncertainty over the Ministry of Defence’s position on the development had led him to abandon his application to the Lake District authority

Experts’ warning to outdoor fans as exploding headtorch sparks Glenmore Lodge blaze Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:39:41
Mountain experts are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be vigilant after an exploding headtorch battery sparked a fire at Glenmore Lodge.

The blaze destroyed a bedroom at Scotland’s national outdoor training centre when the torch overheated while being recharged

Labrador Paddy rescued after running away from owners on Lonscale Fell Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:34:04
A walkers’ dog was rescued from a Lake District hillside after getting stuck on steep ground.

Paddy the labrador was with his owners on Lonscale Fell on Saturday when he ran off a steep edge near the summit

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