Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Farmer Neil Heseltine elected chairman of Yorkshire Dales authority Mon, 06 Jul 2020 19:16:59
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has elected a Malham farmer as its new head.

Neil Heseltine has taken over as chairman of the body from Carl Lis, who stepped down after 12 years in the role


Walker rescued after injuring ankle in slip in woodland near Machynlleth Sun, 05 Jul 2020 20:07:13
A walker was stretchered from woodland near Machynlleth in mid-Wales after injuring herself in a slip.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was contacted about 1pm on Sunday with a request to help with bringing the woman to safety at Tre'r-ddôl


Man rescued from Coniston Fells after injuring leg in 50ft fall Sun, 05 Jul 2020 19:46:05
A man was rescued after suffering a leg injury when he fell on a Lake District mountainside.

Ambulance staff asked for help from Coniston Mountain Rescue Team when the man reportedly fell 50ft from Gill Cove Crag above Levers Water


Walkers guided to safety after getting lost on Sca Fell Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:38:32
Rescuers used phone technology to locate two lost walkers on England’s second-highest mountain.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team gave the pair directions to descend from the flanks of Sca Fell and then met them as they made their way down the fell


Two walkers rescued from Helvellyn summit after going off-route Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:12:52
Two walkers were rescued after straying off route on the Helvellyn range.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, which went to the women’s aid, said conditions on the felltops can still be extreme, even in mid-summer


Trees for Life charity submits detailed plans for Highland ‘rewilding centre’ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:32:25
A conservation charity has submitted plans for what it says is the world’s first rewilding centre in the Scottish Highlands.

Trees for Life wants to build the facility on a former deerstalking estate in Glen Moriston


Footwear brand Keen’s range of reusable face masks goes on sale Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:01:05
Footwear brand Keen is using one of its factories to manufacture face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Keen Together collection is going on sale this month at retailers including Cotswold


‘Keen walker’ Andrew Moorhouse reported missing again, on Shetland Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:31:10
A man who has repeatedly sparked searches across Britain has been reported missing again.

Police Scotland said Andrew Moorhouse has gone missing from his home in Lerwick, Shetland


Mountaineers welcome lifting of Scottish five-mile travel limit for hill-goers Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:12:12
Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that travel restrictions for recreation are being lifted.

From Friday, the rule that meant walkers, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts had to stay close to home, will be relaxed


Berghaus co-founder Gordon Davison dies, aged 85 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:55:57
The co-founder of the Berghaus brand of outdoor gear has died.

Gordon Davison had suffered a heart attack and passed away surrounded by his family on the evening of 24 June, aged 85


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