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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Walker airlifted to hospital after suffering seizures above Dolgoch Falls Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:49:23
A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering seizures while on a Snowdonia hillside.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted by ambulance staff about 6pm on Saturday when the woman began experiencing seizures in the woods above Dolgoch Falls, between Tywyn and Abergynolwyn


Lynn Robinson elected first woman BMC president as members vote for new structure Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:27:30
Members of the organisation that represents climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers in England and Wales have elected its first woman president.

They also voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new governance structure for the British Mountaineering Council that will comply with Sport England standards


British Mountaineering Council’s new president Lynn Robinson: lots of work to do Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:25:37
The mountaineering body's first woman president talks about her vision for the organisation


Hector brings stormy end to Three Peaks Yacht Race after days of flat calm Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:33:56
A race that tests both sailing and mountain running ability had a tempestuous end as Storm Hector curtailed the final ascent of Ben Nevis.

Competitors in the annual Three Peaks Yacht Race faced being becalmed in the early stages only to see runners held back for safety reasons in high winds on the final day of the event


Walker airlifted from Hardcastle Crags after breaking ribs in fall Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:33:42
A walker was airlifted from a South Pennines beauty spot after falling and breaking his ribs.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out about 1.40pm on Wednesday to the incident at Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge


Missing Lakeland walker found safe after search involving three teams Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:09:04
A walker was found safe and well after a major search involving three Lake District rescue teams.

The 83-year-old was reported overdue after embarking on a long trip over Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Haycock and Seatallan


Whitehall announces opening of OS data but little cheer for outdoor sector Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:31:47
The Westminster Government has announced a limited freeing of part of Ordnance Survey’s extensive database covering the whole of Great Britain.

Land-ownership boundaries and linked identifying data in OS’s MasterMap will be available without charge but free access to other information, including urban paths, green spaces, highways and water networks will be limited and via OS’s own application programming interface


Donations help keep Central Beacons rescuers on the road after blaze at base Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:37:14
Help from the police and a specialist equipment company is helping to keep volunteer rescuers on the road after a devastating fire at their base last year.

South Wales Police has provided an off-road vehicle and Warwickshire-based Gearmate has donated a storage system for the vehicle for Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team


Yorkshire Dales planners approve major changes at Scargill House Christian centre Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:01:08
National park planners have approved a major redevelopment at a Christian centre in the Yorkshire Dales.

The proposals for the Scargill Movement’s residential and education centre near Kettlewell were unanimously agreed by committee members


Charity walkers set out on 569-mile Bryson Line from Cape Wrath to Bognor Regis Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:09:23
A group of Anglo-Americans has embarked on a month-long walk following a route inspired by writer Bill Bryson.

The walkers, from Tanager Wealth Management, are tackling the 916km (569-mile) Bryson Line, from Cape Wrath to Bognor Regis, to raise cash for five charities


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