Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Blencathra walker aiflifted to hospital after fall on Hall’s Fell Ridge Sat, 27 May 2023 18:38:11
A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself in a fall on Blencathra.

The woman fell between 5m and 7m on a rocky section of Hall’s Fell Ridge on Thursday

Collapsed Cadair Idris walker dies despite efforts of passers-by and rescuers Fri, 26 May 2023 20:24:37
A walker has died after being found collapsed on a mountain in Eryri.

A group of six walkers found the man, in his 60s, alone and unresponsive on Cadair Idris on Tuesday

Eryri visitors warned to act responsibly as holiday period looms Fri, 26 May 2023 19:56:10
Police are warning visitors to Eryri national park their vehicles may be removed if they obstruct roads over the bank holiday weekend and school break.

North Wales Police and the national park authority pleaded with the public to enjoy the area responsibly during the weekend and half-term holiday that follows

Open Spaces Society joins battle to regain Dartmoor camping rights Tue, 23 May 2023 10:27:41
Britain’s oldest national conservation body has joined the battle to restore camping rights on Dartmoor.

The Open Spaces Society will help Dartmoor National Park Authority in its appeal against a decision that effectively halted backpack camping in areas previously held to permit the practice.

Wildfowl collector sentenced after using illegal poison to kill red kites and rooks Fri, 19 May 2023 20:05:10
A wildfowl collector has been sentenced to a community payback order after admitting illegally poisoning 15 birds, including five red kites.

Barry Nicolle, 67, had pleaded guilty to 14 offences which included the reckless use of illegal poison, leading to the death of the birds in Dumfries and Galloway

Injured and exhausted dog stretchered from Lake District fells Sun, 14 May 2023 18:43:31
Rescuers were called out to a dog in distress on the Lake District fells.

The injured and exhausted animal refused to move for its owners while returning to Langdale from Scafell Pike

Summer shuttle buses run again in two Lake District valleys Sat, 13 May 2023 15:15:31
Shuttle buses are again running in two Lake District valleys during weekends and bank holidays.

The low-cost public transport allows outdoor enthusiasts to access Wasdale and the Buttermere valley, two areas subject to vehicle congestion

Major search launched for Scafell Pike walkers who split from their group Thu, 11 May 2023 20:26:15
Four rescue teams and two search dogs and handlers joined a major operation to find two walkers reported missing on England’s highest mountain.

The pair failed to return from an ascent of Scafell Pike on Tuesday, prompting a search lasting almost eight hours

Helvellyn walker airlifted to hospital after 80m tumble from Striding Edge Wed, 10 May 2023 15:49:09
A walker was airlifted to hospital after falling from Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

The woman suffered injuries in a tumbling fall of about 80m from the ridge, coming to rest close to Red Tarn

Western Beacons team holds memorial walk for leader killed in callout 40 years ago Tue, 02 May 2023 20:09:41
Mountain rescuers made the ascent of south Wales’s highest peak to commemorate a former leader who died on a callout 40 years ago.

On Monday, members of Western Beacons Mountain Rescue Team staged the memorial walk up Pen y Fan, the site where Mike Rudall lost his life while rescuing an injured Scout

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