Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Aim low: introducing The Huws, diminutive Welsh hills to pique your interest Mon, 01 Mar 2021 01:01:00
Hillwalking isn't necessarily about slogging to the top of the highest peaks; there's plenty of interest in Wales's less lofty summits

Two youths charged over deliberate fire at Loch Leven bird hide Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:06:36
Two youths have been charged after a fire that destroyed a prizewinning bird hide.

Police Scotland said a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged on Friday in connection with a deliberate fire at the hide on the shore of Loch Leven

New Berghaus ambassadors aim to promote diversity, inclusion and mental health Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:12:08
Outdoors brand Berghaus has appointed four new ambassadors with the aim of promoting diversity, inclusion and mental health.

The group, Rhiane Fatinikun, Ed Jackson, Zahrah Mahmood and Iona Rendall, have worked with the Sunderland-based company for some time, but have officially joined its team of brand ambassadors

Photo of Buttermere at dawn wins top prize in Wainwright Society contest Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:46:35
A picture of Buttermere shot at dawn has won the annual photographic competition run by the Wainwright Society.

And a mono image of Langdale Pikes was deemed runner-up in the contest

Friends of Lake District say Ullock Moss car park conflicts national park policies Tue, 23 Feb 2021 21:35:47
Campaigners say a proposed permanent car park near the foot of a popular Lakeland fell has polarised arguments.

Friends of the Lake District pointed out that the facility at Ullock Moss near Portinscale is in contravention of the national park’s planning policies

Dave Morris and Mikayla Parton honoured in Fort William fesitval awards Sat, 20 Feb 2021 21:19:33
A long-time campaigner for outdoors rights has been recognised for his work.

Former Ramblers Scotland director Dave Morris has received the Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture

Shock and sadness after Loch Leven bird hide destroyed by fire Fri, 19 Feb 2021 20:43:05
A nature reserve manager said he is shocked and saddened after an award-winning bird hide at a popular Scottish nature reserve was destroyed by fire.

The structure was destroyed by the blaze on Thursday evening, which is believed to have been started deliberately

Fellwalking spaniel Max awarded animal ‘OBE’ for his virtual therapy work Fri, 19 Feb 2021 19:53:45
A dog whose fell-going adventures have helped support and comfort thousands of people has been awarded the animal equivalent of the OBE.

English springer spaniel Max received the PDSA’s Order of Merit on Friday in a virtual ceremony

Yorkshire Dales bosses remind public lockdown travel restrictions still in force Thu, 18 Feb 2021 20:54:19
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have urged people not to jump the gun by travelling to the area as pressure to ease lockdown grows.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said police in the area will again be enforcing lockdown restrictions this weekend

Rescuers plead with public not to put themselves in harm’s way Wed, 17 Feb 2021 20:47:22
Rescuers have pleaded with walkers to think carefully before they head out for their daily exercise.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team said members of its local community should ask themselves vital questions about their skills and gear, to avoid becoming a rescue statistic

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