Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
On test: walking poles reviewed Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:03:40
Trekking poles are now widely used by walkers and runners, but which of our seven pairs were poles apart from the rest in the test?


Hypothermic walkers airlifted to hospital after spending 18 hours on Kinder Scout Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:21:39
Two walkers were airlifted to hospital after spending more than 18 hours on Kinder Scout in conditions described by rescuers as atrocious.

A major search was launched after the pair were reported missing in the early hours of Sunday as Storm Deirdre lashed the country


Waterproofing brand Grangers prepares to move to new Derbyshire base Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:53:12
Waterproofing specialist Grangers is preparing to move into new headquarters in Derbyshire.

The keys to the 43,000 sq ft development near Chesterfield were handed over to the company recently, and it plans to open the building officially in February 2019


Two Sophies will lend high-tech helping hand to Scottish rescuers’ searches Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:16:34
Two Sophies will be helping mountain rescuers in Scotland with their future searches.

Electronics company Thales has donated two high-tech thermal-imaging cameras – named Sophie UF2 – to Scottish Mountain Rescue


Snowdonia walkers and climbers warned of boulder hazard on Tryfan Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:44:25
Walkers and climbers are being warned of a potentially hazardous boulder on the slopes of Tryfan in Snowdonia.

A large stone block was observed by mountain rescuers during a recent incident on the East Face of the mountain


National Trust plans new ladder for Bowder Stone in Borrowdale Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:57:01
Conservation charity the National Trust is seeking permission to build a new ladder up the Bowder Stone in the Lake District.

The huge boulder in Borrowdale has been a tourist attraction for more than a century


Man airlifted to hospital after fall on Cam Crag, Langstrath Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:16:58
A man was airlifted to hospital after falling from a scrambling route in the Lake District.

The man was with three others on Cam Crag in Langstrath on Saturday when the incident happened


Expert groups urge hillgoers in Scotland to plan properly for winter ventures Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:47:43
Experts are urging hillgoers in Scotland to prepare for their trips to the mountains, as winter takes hold in the Highlands.

Seven different organisations have co-operated in the ThinkWINTER campaign to try to increase awareness of hazards faced by hillwalkers, climbers, mountaineers and others venturing out during winter


Wainwright Society will raise funds for outdoor classroom at Blencathra Centre Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:47:47
Aficionados of the late Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright will raise funds to set up an outdoor classroom in his memory.

The Wainwright Society said its main beneficiary in 2019 will be the Blencathra Centre


Hill sleuths’ survey reveals true values of Snowdonia peak Foel Penolau Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:10:46
Myrddyn Phillips and his colleague Aled Williams go weaselling in the boulders of in a quest to find out whether the rocky peak measures up


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