Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Lake District walker suffers broken ankle in slip at Aira Force waterfalls Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:12:31
A walker suffered a painful suspected broken ankle in a slip at a Lake District beauty spot.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4pm on Saturday to aid the woman at Aira Force


Lakeland walker suffers head injuries in fall on Cat Bells Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:43:01
Rescuers have thanked passers-by who looked after a man after he fell on a Lake District hill.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 2.45pm on Friday after the incident on Cat Bells


Ross Jenkin will tackle continuous round of four national mountain challenges Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:31:30
There must be something in the water this June as another endurance athlete sets out on a quest to set a record.

Ross Jenkin will begin his Big Four Grand Round challenge on Sunday


Four Keswick rescuers clock up combined 140 years’ service with team Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:54:51
Four members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team have been recognised for their service after clocking up a combined 140 years’ volunteering.

Former chairman Malcolm Miller has been with the team for 50 years


Athlete Ellis Bland bids to break Nicky Spinks’s double Bob Graham record Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:05:06
Hot on the heels of Sabrina Verjee’s Wainwrights record attempt comes another bid by an athlete to post a fastest time in a gruelling Lakeland challenge.

Bowland runner Ellis Bland will attempt a double Bob Graham round in an effort to beat the time set by Nicky Spinks


Runner Sabrina Verjee sets out on renewed Wainwrights record attempt Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:28:40
Endurance athlete Sabrina Verjee has hit the Lake District fells in a renewed effort to set a fastest time for completing the Wainwrights.

The Cumbria-based veterinary surgeon began her quest shortly after 7am on Friday


Charity says radical rethink necessary to tackle Lake District traffic chaos Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:21:46
Landscape charity the Friends of the Lake District said action is necessary to tackle the problem of traffic in the national park.

It described conditions during the recent bank holiday weekend and half-term holiday as chaotic, with emergency vehicles unable to reach two incidents because of badly parked cars


Man manages to self-rescue from scramble after calling for help from Lakeland ridge Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:44:23
A man who reported himself cragfast on a Lake District ridge managed to self-rescue after calling for help.

Rescuers said the man, in his mid-20s, had already undertaken a major feat in cycling to the area from the North-East


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award teen stretchered from Lakeland fell after injuring herself Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:39:44
A participant in a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition was stretchered from a Lake District mountain after injuring herself.

The 17-year-old was with four other girls and two supervisors on the final day of a five-day training outing on Thursday when the incident happened on Helvellyn


Northumberland rescuers deal with three callouts in 24 hours Wed, 02 Jun 2021 19:40:03
Rescuers in Northumberland were called into action three times in 24 hours.

Volunteers from Northumberland Mountain Park Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were called out on Monday to help an injured walker near Milecastle 39 on Hadrian’s Wall


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