Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
North York Moors go on fire alert as dry spell continues Fri, 02 Jun 2023 20:12:00
National park bosses in the North York Moors are urging visitors to be vigilant as the risk of wildfires increases.

The park authority has issued a fire alert as a prolonged dry period continues

Rescue gear missing after Scafell Pike stretcher box ‘ransacked’ by visitors Fri, 02 Jun 2023 12:00:17
A stretcher box high in the Lake District fells has been ransacked, rescuers said.

Visitors to the site at Mickledore also left a disposable barbecue and other rubbish

Cragfast couple rescued after marriage proposal on heart-shaped Lakeland rock Mon, 29 May 2023 18:45:03
A couple were rescued when they got stuck on steep ground on a Lake District fell after a romantic proposal.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 11pm on Sunday when a walker noticed distress signals coming from the flanks of Glaramara

Blencathra walker aiflifted to hospital after fall on Hall’s Fell Ridge Sat, 27 May 2023 18:38:11
A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself in a fall on Blencathra.

The woman fell between 5m and 7m on a rocky section of Hall’s Fell Ridge on Thursday

Collapsed Cadair Idris walker dies despite efforts of passers-by and rescuers Fri, 26 May 2023 20:24:37
A walker has died after being found collapsed on a mountain in Eryri.

A group of six walkers found the man, in his 60s, alone and unresponsive on Cadair Idris on Tuesday

Eryri visitors warned to act responsibly as holiday period looms Fri, 26 May 2023 19:56:10
Police are warning visitors to Eryri national park their vehicles may be removed if they obstruct roads over the bank holiday weekend and school break.

North Wales Police and the national park authority pleaded with the public to enjoy the area responsibly during the weekend and half-term holiday that follows

Open Spaces Society joins battle to regain Dartmoor camping rights Tue, 23 May 2023 10:27:41
Britain’s oldest national conservation body has joined the battle to restore camping rights on Dartmoor.

The Open Spaces Society will help Dartmoor National Park Authority in its appeal against a decision that effectively halted backpack camping in areas previously held to permit the practice.

Wildfowl collector sentenced after using illegal poison to kill red kites and rooks Fri, 19 May 2023 20:05:10
A wildfowl collector has been sentenced to a community payback order after admitting illegally poisoning 15 birds, including five red kites.

Barry Nicolle, 67, had pleaded guilty to 14 offences which included the reckless use of illegal poison, leading to the death of the birds in Dumfries and Galloway

Injured and exhausted dog stretchered from Lake District fells Sun, 14 May 2023 18:43:31
Rescuers were called out to a dog in distress on the Lake District fells.

The injured and exhausted animal refused to move for its owners while returning to Langdale from Scafell Pike

Summer shuttle buses run again in two Lake District valleys Sat, 13 May 2023 15:15:31
Shuttle buses are again running in two Lake District valleys during weekends and bank holidays.

The low-cost public transport allows outdoor enthusiasts to access Wasdale and the Buttermere valley, two areas subject to vehicle congestion

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