Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
David Balharry appointed as new John Muir Trust boss Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:00:02
The John Muir Trust has appointed a respected conservationist and keen mountaineer as its new chief executive.

David Balharry will take over from Andrew Bachell when he steps down in January


Forty walkers make night traverse of Striding Edge to raise cash for rescue teams Sun, 20 Oct 2019 18:26:38
Forty walkers made a night ascent of England’s third highest mountain to help raise cash for mountain rescue.

The Striding Edge by Torchlight event will boost Lake District rescuers funds by more than £1,000


Lakeland walker rescued after suffering leg injury in slip Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:56:31
A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring his leg.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 12.30pm on Friday to the incident above Hayeswater


Lost Peak District walker found after night search by two teams Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:35:52
A lost walker was rescued from Peak District moorland in a night-time operation involving two teams.

The 23-year-old man called police for help when he became disoriented on the hills above Langsett, east of Bleaklow


‘Tough’ 80-year-old able to walk to team vehicle after Borrowdale fall Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:54:22
A ‘tough’ octogenarian was able to walk to a team vehicle supported by rescuers after injuring her head in a fall.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident shortly after 2pm on Thursday


An Cladach bothy on Islay will close for six months during stalking season Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:51:50
The charity caring for a bothy on Islay has agreed it will be closed for six months each year, at the request of the owners.

The Mountain Bothies Association said that, from next year, An Cladach bothy will not be available during the stalking season, from September to the beginning of March


Missing walker Andrew Moorhouse found safe again by Fort William police Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:31:33
Missing walker Andrew Moorhouse has been found in the Highlands.

The 47-year-old Sheffield man was reported missing on Tuesday after travelling to Lochaber


Anxious Blencathra walker rescued after getting stranded on ridge Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:43:13
A group of walkers had to be rescued after one of them was overcome by anxiety on a rocky ridge on Blencathra.

The party of four called for help from Hall’s Fell Ridge on the mountain while negotiating a tricky section of the route about 200m below the summit of the fell


Honeymoon couple rescued after getting lost on Snowdonia mountain Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:28:55
A couple celebrating their honeymoon in Snowdonia had to be rescued after they lost their way in the dark.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was alerted on Thursday after the two walkers called police for help about 6.45pm


Kendal gears up for Mountain Festival with expanded range of films and speakers Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:39:20
Organisers of the UK’s biggest outdoor festival are gearing up for the event next month.

Kendal Mountain Festival’s theme for 2019 is openness, with a push to widen the range of people and activities represented at the event


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