Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Injured kayaker airlifted from North Pennines river after six-hour rescue operation Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:20:30
An injured paddler was airlifted from a river in the North Pennines after a six-hour rescue operation.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and colleagues from the North of Tyne team were called out on Saturday afternoon to the River Irthing, north of the village of Gilsland


Snowdonia walkers rescued after getting lost on Cadair Idris Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:45:25
Two walkers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain as weather closed in.

The men, in their late 20s and early 30s, called for help after getting lost on Cadair Idris on Sunday


Two callouts in two hours to same spot for rescuers as Borrowdale walkers injured Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:22:37
Rescuers were called twice within two hours to virtually the same spot on a Lake District fell to help injured walkers.

The incidents happened in severe weather on the Allerdale Ramble behind Castle Crag in Borrowdale on Saturday


Tree surgeon fined for damaging 200-year-old sycamore in Yorkshire Dales Mon, 24 Feb 2020 13:34:44
A second person has been convicted after a healthy tree was damaged in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Dent tree surgeon Ian Middleton was fined £700 at York Crown Court and was ordered to pay £1,300 costs to the national park authority, which brought the prosecution


Rescuers in major day-long search after Tomas Gafrik reported missing on Ben Nevis Sun, 23 Feb 2020 19:03:29
A major search involving 39 mountain rescuers has been underway all day for a man who has gone missing on Britain’s highest mountain.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team appealed for sightings of Tomas Gafrik after he said he was going to visit ‘fjords’ in the area after ascending Ben Nevis


Ullswater shot and Wasdale view top Wainwright Society photo contest Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:05:32
A shot of a boat sailing on Ullswater with a backdrop of the snow-covered Helvellyn range has been judged top image in a competition.

Ullswater Steamer heading to Glenridding by Jeff Coates took top prize in the Wainwright Society’s annual photographic contest


Prospects looking up for revived climbing meet as winter finally arrives in Highlands Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:39:31
Organisers of a revived major international climbing festival in Scotland have been cheered by recent improvements in conditions.

Streap Alba Geamhradh 2020, the International Scottish Winter Climbing Meet, will take place at several mountain venues over a week-long period


On test: AKU Serai mountaineering boots reviewed Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:48:49
High-end insulated boots for high-end mountain trips; how did they perform?


Ardnish Estate to end free use of Peanmeanach bothy due to visitor numbers Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:51:38
Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts will no longer have free use of a bothy in the western Highlands.

From early October, the Peanmeanach on the Ardnish peninsula, will cease to be an open access shelter


On test: walkers’ ice-axes reviewed Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:52:32
An ice-axe is essential for anyone heading for the wintry mountains in the UK; we put three to the test


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