Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Rescuers’ weather forecast plea after Lakeland campers awake to mist-covered fell Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:30:47
A Lake District rescue team pleaded with the public to plan ahead and check weather forecasts after it was called out five times over the weekend, including three in one day.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team had to go to the aid of two men wild camping who couldn’t find their way off the fells when they woke up in mist


Police confirm body found in Glen Nevis is that of missing man David Munro Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:42:19
Police in Lochaber said a body found in Glen Nevis last month was that of a man who was reported missing in 2017.

David Munro, 74, lived in the glen for several years, camping at various locations


Bowland paraglider suffers serious injuries after being dragged 300m by chute Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:31:09
A paraglider was seriously injured in an incident on a popular fellside in the Forest of Bowland.

The 41-year-old was taking part in a tandem flight with her partner on Saturday on Parlick near Chipping in Lancashire, when they were dragged across the hillside by their canopy


England has a new mountain: Miller Moss. Now go find it Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:23:36
Three amateur surveyors lugged their professional-quality satellite and surveying gear to the summit of two Lakeland fells in the quest for a new mountain and found one


Watchdog rules Sports Direct ad for Karrimor boots was misleading Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:07:17
Retail giant Sports Direct has been found guilty of displaying misleading prices for a pair of Karrimor walking boots on its website.

The Advertising Standards Authority said the company must not display the advert again in the form used


Information van will offer safety advice to Snowdon walkers Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:42:43
Walkers heading up Wales’s highest mountain will be offered safety advice from a new mobile service.

The Welsh Government has funded an information van to help visitors planning to ascend Snowdon


Aberdyfi team in eight-hour operation to rescue dad and daughter stuck on rockface Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:58:14
A man and his daughter were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain after getting stuck on a scrambling route.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team spent eight hours bringing the pair to safety from Cadair Idris on Sunday


Pavel Paloncý abandons Pennine Way record attempt for second year running Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:13:35
Czech ultrarunner Pavel Paloncý has abandoned his attempt to break the record for completing the Pennine Way.

The athlete pulled out of the challenge about half-way along the route, just beyond Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire


New appointments at Vango parent company as Stephen Newlands named as chief exec Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:07:49
The company behind some of the best known outdoor brands, including Vango and Trangia, has a new chief executive.

Stephen Newlands is stepping up to take the role at the AMG Group, which also includes in its brands the F10 Series, Lichfield, Blacks of Greenock, Rossignol, Wayfayrer, Teko and Anatom


Rescuers’ plea after team helps fight Peak District fires Sun, 05 Aug 2018 10:59:38
Mountain rescue volunteers helped put out a fire started in the Peak District by unthinking visitors.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team urged people to heed advice issued by the national park to prevent wildfires


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