Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Local lockdown puts part of Brecon Beacons national park out of bounds Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:57:48
Parts of the Brecon Beacons national park will be out of bounds to visitors from Thursday evening.

New coronavirus rules introduced by the Welsh Government mean people will not be allowed to enter or leave the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council area without a reasonable excuse


Rescuers stretcher injured Lakeland walker to door of holiday cottage Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:25:42
Rescuers stretchered a walker to the door of her holiday accommodation after she injured herself on a Lakeland fell.

Members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team then settled her into a chair in the cottage


Ramblers launch campaign to guarantee green spaces ‘on people’s doorsteps’ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:04:20
The Ramblers, the campaigning charity that champions access to the countryside, is turning its attention to green areas on people’s doorsteps.

A survey commissioned by the organisation during the Covid-19 lockdown emphasised the public’s need to walk in green spaces close to where they live


Runner Sabrina Verjee sets new female Pennine Way record time Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:02:29
Athlete Sabrina Verjee has completed her run of the full length of the Pennine Way, comfortably beating her previous best time.

The Ambleside-based endurance runner reached Edale in the early hours of Tuesday, posting what is believed to be the fastest known time for a female runner to complete the 268-mile route


Lost Lakeland walkers’ What3words message ‘put them outside the UK’ Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:01:52
Rescuers pointed out the limitations of the What3words application after a group of walkers called for help when they got lost on the Lakeland fells.

The party of eight rang 999 on Saturday evening to say they were in difficulties in the central fells


Runner Sabrina Verjee heads south with an eye on Pennine Way time Sat, 12 Sep 2020 20:08:36
Endurance runner Sabrina Verjee has begun a challenge to run the Pennine Way in a personal best time.

The 39-year-old Ambleside-based long-distance specialist left Kirk Yetholm early on Saturday in a quest to cover the 268-mile route in record time


Walker dies after falling on Snowdon Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:01:43
A walker has died after falling on Wales’s highest mountain.

North Wales Police received several calls from people on the Pyg Track on Snowdon on Wednesday who had seen the walker fall a significant distance


Mountain rescuers will feature in new More4 TV series Thu, 10 Sep 2020 19:28:11
Volunteer mountain rescuers will feature in a new television series following the exploits of emergency workers across Britain.

The first episode of Emergency Rescue: Air, Land and Sea is due to air on More4 on Sunday evening


James Forrest sets record with 14-day solo round of Wainwrights Tue, 08 Sep 2020 23:48:05
In a year that has seen numerous UK outdoor records falling, walker James Forrest has added to the tally by posting the quickest time for a Lakeland challenge.

The 37-year-old adventurer and journalist from Cockermouth has completed the fastest known self-supported continuous round of the Wainwrights


Walker Harry Harvey, safe after three nights on Dales fells: I had kit and training Tue, 08 Sep 2020 19:50:16
The 80-year-old walker who was found safe and well after spending three nights on the Yorkshire Dales fells said he had had three good nights wild camping.

His daughter-in-law Naomi Harvey said: “He’s had a blast; we’ve had a nightmare.”


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