Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Teen airlifted from mountain after injuring ankle on Cadair Idris Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:28:30
A teenage walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after injuring herself.

The 13-year-old was walking with a family group of six on Cadair Idris on Tuesday when she went over on her ankle and was no longer able to bear any weight on it

National park bosses praise ‘amazing’ effort to clear blocked Yorkshire Dales bridleway Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:09:52
Outdoor enthusiasts have been praised for their ‘amazing’ efforts in helping clear debris from a Yorkshire Dales bridleway after recent floods.

Walkers and mountain bikers from across the North of England joined national park rangers in removing 150 tonnes from the route at Langthwaite in Arkengarthdale

Climber Shauna Coxsey launches Olympic quest with championships bouldering bronze Tue, 13 Aug 2019 22:15:40
Olympic hopeful Shauna Coxsey has gained a bronze medal in the sport climbing world championships, the first podium finish for a British climber in the event.

The Sheffield-based athlete came third in the bouldering discipline, behind Akiyo Noguchi of Japan and Janja Garnbret of Slovenia who took her second world championship title in as many years

Lakeland rescuers brave knee-deep water to reach lost Red Pike walkers Sun, 11 Aug 2019 19:44:25
Rescuers braved ‘atrocious’ conditions, including knee-deep water to reach two Lake District walkers lost on a mountain.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 7pm on Saturday when the men, both aged 21, called for help after setting off from Buttermere

Man and 10-year-old son rescued from Snowdonia peak after getting lost in storm Sun, 11 Aug 2019 16:22:46
A father and son were rescued after getting lost on Snowdonia mountains in stormy weather.

Ogwen Mountain Rescue Organisation also had to curtail its annual fundraising challenge due to the unseasonal weather on Saturday

Poisoned Nidderdale red kite had survived being shot twice Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:33:03
A red kite whose body was found at a raptor-persecution blackspot had survived being shot twice, only to be killed by pesticide abuse.

North Yorkshire Police said investigations on the dead bird of prey found in Nidderdale showed traces of two banned pesticides

Lakeland walker airlifted from Sail after injuring ankle Fri, 09 Aug 2019 19:48:02
A Lake District walker was airlifted from a fell after injuring his ankle badly in a slip.

The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter, which was in the area, flew to the site near the summit of Sail, east of Crag Hill

Lakeland fellrunner rescued from Arthur’s Pike after breaking shoulder in slip Fri, 09 Aug 2019 19:15:32
A fellrunner was rescued after slipping on his descent of a Lake District fell.

Other runners went to his aid while waiting for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to reach the man

Setback for southern Scotland project as female eagle attacks newly released birds Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:50:58
onservationists fear two golden eagles that were recently released in southern Scotland have been killed by a female of the species introduced into the area last year.

The South Scotland Golden Eagle Project said the behaviour of the female raptor, named Beaky, is very unusual

Ennerdale walker taken to hospital by rescuers after callout to fatigued group Fri, 09 Aug 2019 10:54:47
A Lake District walker was taken to hospital by rescuers after getting into difficulties.

The casualty was one of six walkers who were struggling with fatigue near Ennerdale youth hostel after a long day on the fells

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