Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Shop team retrieves bikes left by missing Lakeland group on Broad Crag Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:46:23
A team from a Windermere cycle-hire company has its retrieved mountain bikes abandoned by a group who got into difficulties on an ill judged ride across England’s highest fells.

The group of six were advised by shop staff against their venture, cycling from Windermere to Wasdale Head via roads and fells, in forecast foul weather


Bearded vulture’s Peak District visit underlines wildlife importance, says chief Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:18:28
The boss of the Peak District national park said the interest caused by the visit of a rare vulture to the area is testament to the importance of wildlife to the park.

A bearded vulture, also known as a lammergeier, has appeared on the moors above the Derwent Valley


Rescuers respond twice in four hours to walkers stuck on Tryfan’s West Face Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:44:22
Rescuers were called out twice in less than four hours to aid walkers stuck on the West Face of Tryfan.

The Snowdonia mountain is responsible for almost a third of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation’s callouts each year


Climber airlifted to hospital after suffering head injuries in fall on Lakeland crag Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:09:57
A climber was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall from a Lake District crag.

The 60-year-old was leading the Gazebo route on the south crag of Castle Rock near Legburthwaite on Thursday when he came off the crag from about 40ft up


Rescuers searching for missing man find body on Ben Loyal Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:46:16
Rescuers searching a mountain in northern Scotland have found a man’s body.

Members of Assynt Mountain Rescue Team made the discovery on Ben Loyal in Sutherland on Friday morning


Lost walkers treated for hypothermia after being rescued from Lakeland fell Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:20:06
Two walkers were treated for hypothermia after being rescued from a Lake District fell.

The pair got lost between Stony Cove Pike and High Street on Tuesday afternoon and reported themselves very cold and wet


Northumberland rescuers called out twice to aid injured mountain bikers Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:41:47
Rescuers in Northumberland were called out twice in four days to aid injured mountain bikers.

Volunteers from Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams responded to a call to help a cyclist who had fallen and suffered an injury at Kielder reservoir on Tuesday


Missing mountain biking group sparks major search on Lakeland fells Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:33:41
An ill prepared family group sparked a major search after going missing while mountain biking in foul weather on the Lake District fells.

More than 20 volunteers from four mountain rescue teams were involved in the incident overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday


Dartmoor bosses ban camping at Bellever after anti-social groups descend on site Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:38:06
National park bosses in Dartmoor are using emergency powers to ban camping at a beauty spot close to internationally important prehistoric sites.

Dartmoor National Park Authority said it was reacting to a dramatic increase in fly-camping at Bellever in Devon


Dragon’s Back Race extension will make toughest race tougher next year Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:27:50
An endurance event that claims to be the world’s toughest mountain race is set to get tougher.

The Dragon’s Back Race will be extended next year and will cover the whole length of Wales


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