Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Missing mountain biking group sparks major search on Lakeland fells Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:33:41
An ill prepared family group sparked a major search after going missing while mountain biking in foul weather on the Lake District fells.

More than 20 volunteers from four mountain rescue teams were involved in the incident overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday


Dartmoor bosses ban camping at Bellever after anti-social groups descend on site Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:38:06
National park bosses in Dartmoor are using emergency powers to ban camping at a beauty spot close to internationally important prehistoric sites.

Dartmoor National Park Authority said it was reacting to a dramatic increase in fly-camping at Bellever in Devon


Dragon’s Back Race extension will make toughest race tougher next year Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:27:50
An endurance event that claims to be the world’s toughest mountain race is set to get tougher.

The Dragon’s Back Race will be extended next year and will cover the whole length of Wales


Family rescued after getting lost on Coast to Coast Walk Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:37:57
A family group of walkers attempting part of the Coast to Coast walk was rescued after getting lost in a section in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 8.45pm on Monday when the man, his wife and their daughter rang police for help


Rescuers battle heavy Lake District traffic to reach injured gill scrambler Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:24:40
Rescuers had to negotiate their way through heavy traffic to reach a woman who had injured her ankle while gill scrambling in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 4.45pm on Saturday when the 29-year-old suffered the injury in Stonycroft Beck near Causey Pike


Police plea for sightings of missing Highland walkers Stuart Campbell and Paul Cairney Sat, 01 Aug 2020 19:21:26
Police in the Highlands have issued a new photograph of a man who has gone missing.

The picture shows Stuart Campbell wearing the hooded, grey Berghaus waterproof he may have been wearing


Two Sca Fell walkers rescued after getting stuck on Broad Stand Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:47:26
Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on steep ground at a Lake District accident black spot.

The pair became cragfast on Broad Stand on Sca Fell on Friday


Police appeal to walkers after Stuart Campbell goes missing in Ben Loyal area Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:51:08
Police are appealing for help in finding a man who has gone missing in the far North of Scotland.

Officers believe Stuart Campbell may have gone walking in Sutherland


Cash grant kick-starts appeal to re-open access to viaduct in Westmorland Dales Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:17:23
A new scheme has provided cash to help a charity restore public access to a viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales national park.

The Love Your Landscape fund has donated £5,000 towards work needed on Smardalegill Viaduct in the Westmorland Dales


Passing paramedic aids Whernside walker who suffered head injury in fall Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:48:47
An off-duty paramedic went to the aid of a walker who fell and injured herself on Yorkshire’s highest peak.

The 68-year-old was descending from Whernside’s summit ridge towards Bruntscar when she fell and suffered a head injury


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