Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Covid-19 forces Three Peaks Race postponement to September Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:13:23
Organisers of a historic endurance race in the Yorkshire Dales have postponed this year’s event.

The Three Peaks Race was due to take place in April, but its date has been put back to September because of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic


On test: insulated jackets reviewed Sun, 24 Jan 2021 21:16:39
As the mercury drops, an insulated jacket becomes a hill essential. So we've been out and about for the past few weeks to see how well nine different jackets kept us warm


Scottish trails get accessibility upgrade as more enjoy outdoors during pandemic Sun, 24 Jan 2021 16:47:51
Some of Scotland’s most popular paths are being made more accessible as increasing numbers of people make use of the great outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of Scotland’s Great Trails will benefit from improvements costing almost £111,000


Berghaus owner appoints Sara Brennan to head its ‘positive business’ Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:15:09
The company that owns outdoors brand Berghaus has promoted its head of corporate responsibility to a new post overseeing its future impact on people and the planet.

Sara Brennan has been named as Pentland Brands’ first positive business director


Year-long study will look at views on reintroducing lynx to Scotland Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:34:15
Three rewilding charities are launching a joint year-long study into the possible reintroduction of a big-cat species north of the border.

The organisations said Lynx to Scotland will be an impartial assessment of public attitudes releasing Eurasian lynx into the Highlands


John Muir Trust completes path repairs on Quinag in north-west Highlands Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:07:18
A popular path on a Scottish mountain described as a ‘walker’s paradise’ has been restored.

Work completed on Quinag in the north-west Highlands will make the going easier for visitors and reduce damage to the hillside


Ill equipped man rescued from Whernside was so cold he could hardly speak Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:50:38
Rescuers said a walker who got into difficulties on Yorkshire’s highest fell was inadequately equipped.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted to the incident on the 736m (2,415ft) summit of Whernside at 4.40pm on Friday


Nimsdai Purja among Sherpa team to complete first winter ascent of K2 Sat, 16 Jan 2021 14:41:14
A group of Nepalese Sherpas has made a historic first winter ascent of the world’s second-highest mountain.

Former Gurkha Nimsdai Purja was among 10 men who successfully summited K2 at 5pm local time on Saturday


Tackling raptor persecution in Scotland a priority for wildlife cop Gavin Ross Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:12:57
A newly appointed police officer with Scotland’s National Wildlife Crime Unit will make tackling raptor persecution, hare coursing and poaching his priorities.

PC Gavin Ross’s post as investigative support officer has been funded by NatureScot, the government’s advisory body on the outdoors


Yorkshire Dales bosses plead with public to respect guidelines on exercise Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:40:28
National park bosses have again pleaded with the public to respect government guidelines and not travel to the Yorkshire Dales for their weekend exercise.

The national park authority said no-one should travel outside their local area to go walking


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