Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Illegal raptor killings at all-time high, with North Yorkshire top of table of shame Wed, 27 Oct 2021 16:03:16
North Yorkshire has again topped the league table of shame for raptor persecution – the seventh year in a row.

Conservation charity RSPB said 26 of the 137 confirmed incidents where birds of prey were illegally killed in 2020 happened in the county


‘Lucky’ Blencathra walker suffers only minor injuries in fall from Sharp Edge Wed, 27 Oct 2021 15:07:19
Rescuers said a walker should consider buying a lottery ticket after a lucky escape when he fell on Sharp Edge.

The 61-year-old suffered only minor injuries, falling from the notorious ridge on Blencathra


Lakeland walker stretchered from slopes of Skiddaw after injuring ankle Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:27:05
A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fill after an ankle injury left her unable to continue.

The 57-year-old was with two others who walked over Skiddaw via Ullock Pike on Monday


Farmer finds body believed to be missing Yorkshire Dales walker David McCartney Mon, 25 Oct 2021 20:27:31
A body believed to be that of missing walker David McCartney has been found in the Yorkshire Dales.

North Yorkshire Police said a farmer made the discovery in the Coverhead area late on Monday morning and contacted them


PrimaLoft’s green process gains writers’ and photographers’ innovation award Sun, 24 Oct 2021 17:09:43
An environmentally friendly process developed by insulation brand PrimaLoft has been commended by outdoors experts.

The company’s PURE renewable manufacturing technology scooped the Derryck Draper Award for innovation from the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild


Rescuers’ plea to check weather reports after wind flattens wild campers’ tent Sun, 24 Oct 2021 12:22:26
Rescuers urged hillgoers to check weather reports after two people got into difficulties while wild camping in the Lake District.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police at 8.25pm on Saturday when the pair called for help


Lakeland walker stretchered from Cat Bells after injuring ankle in slip Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:42:58
A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring herself in wet conditions.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.40pm on Saturday when the woman slipped on wet muddy grass while descending with a group on the Newlands side of Cat Bells


Ramblers urge Treasury to fund path repairs to support Covid-19 walking surge Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:16:08
Walkers’ campaigners are urging the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to stump up cash for path repairs as winter approaches.

The Ramblers said emergency funding for remedial work on footpaths is vital to enable members of the public to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of walking


Police plea to Yorkshire Dales walkers as search continues for David McCartney Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:14:20
Police have used drones in the continuing search for a walker who has gone missing in the Yorkshire Dales.

David McCartney set out from his home on Monday, intending to recce an eight-mile walk in Wharfedale


Lakeland walker rescued after falling into gill while taking photograph Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:15:45
A walker was rescued after falling into a Lake District gill when he was taking a picture.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the incident on Wednesday at Fisherplace Gill, on the western flanks of Helvellyn


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