Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Julia Bradbury and Sam Thompson join walkers to light up Peak District ridge Wed, 23 May 2018 13:24:33
Hundreds of walkers joined television celebrity Julia Bradbury in illuminating the Peak District hills.

The presenter and 600 walkers lit up the Great Ridge with headtorches to highlight the Mend Our Mountains campaign


Walkers receive strong advice after rescuers’ ‘total waste of time’ on Moel Siabod callout Mon, 21 May 2018 16:17:08
A mountain rescue team described as a ‘total waste of time’ a callout to a young woman who rang for help from a Snowdonia mountain.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation’s volunteers went to the incident on Saturday and a Coastguard helicopter also flew to the scene on Moel Siabod


Rescuers aid two injured Cadair Idris runners during Ras y Gader race Sun, 20 May 2018 16:03:20
Rescuers were called into action twice to aid injured runners while monitoring a fell race in Snowdonia.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team members provided support for the annual Ras y Gader on Cadair Idris on Saturday


Scotland’s outdoor fans urged to take care to avoid starting wildfires Sun, 20 May 2018 15:01:28
Scotland’s outdoor advisory body has warned parts of the countryside will continue to be vulnerable to wildfires this week.

Scottish Natural Heritage said people should be particularly careful with campfires, cigarette disposal, and disposable barbecues


Calder Valley team pays tribute to member Richard Graves who lost cancer battle Sun, 20 May 2018 14:03:14
A rescue team has paid tribute to a member who lost his battle with cancer.

Richard Graves was described by Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team as a gentleman


Scafell walker suffers leg injury in fall on Broad Stand Sat, 19 May 2018 20:09:13
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after falling on a scramble route.

The man badly injured his leg in the incident at Broad Stand on Scafell on Friday


Almost 200 runners prepare for start of extreme Cape Wrath Ultra Race Sat, 19 May 2018 16:52:25
An international field of almost 200 runners is expected to start an extreme challenge in the Scottish Highlands.

The Cape Wrath Ultra Race starts at 10am on Sunday, with competitors facing 11,200m (36,745ft) of ascent over the 400km (249-mile) course


Film-makers invited to mark Cleveland Way’s 50th year with new official video Fri, 18 May 2018 19:56:48
Budding film-makers are being invited to create a promotional video as a national trail approaches its 50th anniversary.

The Cleveland Way wends its way around the perimeter of the North York Moors national park for much of its route between Helmsley and Filey in North Yorkshire


Experts offer advice to hillwalkers with dogs for four-legged friends’ wellbeing Fri, 18 May 2018 19:00:04
Experts are offering advice to hillwalkers who take their dogs on to Scotland’s mountains.

Mountaineering Scotland has set up online information for hillgoers to safeguard their animals’ wellbeing


John Stevens fined after failing to move campervan from Yorkshire Three Peaks site Fri, 18 May 2018 18:33:27
A man has been fined for ignoring an enforcement notice to remove his campervan from a site near one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

John Stevens pleaded guilty at York Magistrates Court and was fined £250


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