Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Peak District mountaineers offer free activities to Pick and Play clean-up participants Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:29:34
Mountaineers in the Peak District are calling on members of the public to do their bit to tidy up the national park.

In return for a morning or afternoon picking up litter, participants in the annual Pick and Play event will be rewarded with a range of outdoor activities


Wander Woman Phoebe Smith confirmed as Long Distance Walkers’ president Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:27:29
Members of the Long Distance Walkers Association have confirmed adventurer and writer Phoebe Smith as their president.

The presenter behind the Wander Woman podcast was confirmed in the post at the association’s recent annual meeting


Dry weather leads to wildfire warnings for outdoor fans over Easter period Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:06:50
Outdoor enthusiasts heading for the British countryside over the Easter holiday are being urged to be on their guard against starting wildfires.

Experts in Scotland said most of the nation will have a high or extreme fire risk by Saturday


Rescuers praise climbers after woman breaks wrist in Tryfan fall Tue, 16 Apr 2019 20:12:08
Rescuers have praised a rock-climber for her efforts after she injured herself in a fall on a Snowdonia mountain.

Ogwen Mountain Rescue Organisation also thanked two other climbers who went to the woman’s aid after the incident on Tryfan


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award teen stretchered from Lakeland fell after passing out Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:50:27
A teenager on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition was stretchered from a Lake District fell after he passed out.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5.50pm on Thursday as members were gathering for a training session


Helmet saves Lake District mountain biker from serious injury in high-speed crash Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:18:50
A mountain biker’s helmet saved him from a more serious injury when he fell off at high speed on a Lake District fell.

The 65-year-old was with a group using electric bikes and was descending the Glenderaterra Valley on Sunday when the incident happened on the flanks of Lonscale Fell


Mountain weather service rejigs forecast areas to offer better service to walkers Sun, 07 Apr 2019 15:07:40
A specialist mountain weather forecasting service has upgraded its coverage for the North of England.

The Mountain Weather Information Service has split its forecasts for the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District, and now provided separate reports for each area


National Trust shelves Wasdale Head loo plans but will build Lake Head toilets Sat, 06 Apr 2019 20:12:57
The National Trust has shelved plans for a new toilet block at Wasdale Head in the Lake District.

It said the proposal received several objections, despite the national park’s planning officer recommending approval


Rescuers in 7½-hour operation to aid walker injured in 50ft fall on Tryfan Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:40:10
A walker was rescued from a Snowdonia mountain after suffering multiple injuries in a fall.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation members were alerted about 1.30pm on Thursday after the man slipped in poor winter conditions while walking alone on Tryfan


On test: headtorches reviewed Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:10:15
We've been out on the dark hills to shed some light on the best headtorches for use by outdoor enthusiasts


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