Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Ramblers encourage people to continue walking in winter for health and wellbeing Wed, 08 Dec 2021 15:38:38
The Ramblers are encouraging people to continue walking through the winter months.

Heading out for a walk benefits health and wellbeing, even when the temperature drops, they said


Last-minute Christmas gifts guide: stocking fillers for the outdoor enthusiast Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:18:49
Christmas is fast approaching and we've been out trying some great items to help you choose festive gifts for the outdoors enthusiast in your life


Northumberland teams called to rescue motorists stranded in snow Mon, 06 Dec 2021 11:41:39
Volunteer rescuers were called to the aid of motorists stranded in wintry conditions on the England-Scotland border.

Police contacted Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team late on Saturday afternoon to help deal with a number of people stuck at Carter Bar in the Cheviots


Tom Holllins ends winter Wainwrights attempt, but James Gibson continues quest Sun, 05 Dec 2021 20:47:02
One of the two athletes attempting a winter Wainwrights round has pulled out of his challenge.

Tom Hollins ended his run in the early hours of Sunday in the far eastern fells, having battled deep snow and high winds


Skiddaw walkers rescued after getting into difficulties in worsening weather Sun, 05 Dec 2021 19:43:12
A group of walkers was rescued from the slopes of Skiddaw after retreating from their ascent in worsening weathers.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 3.30pm on Saturday when one of the walkers was unable to continue her descent


Scots mountain experts launch campaign to provide free reliable winter advice Thu, 02 Dec 2021 20:31:39
Mountain experts in Scotland have launched a campaign to provide reliable information to outdoor enthusiasts heading for the hills.

Mountaineering Scotland said people can feel overloaded with advice, much of it potentially dangerous


Two runners begin winter Wainwrights attempt within an hour of each other Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:35:00
It’s hard to avoid the bus analogy: you wait ages for a winter Wainwrights attempt and then two come along on the same day.

Athletes James Gibson and Tom Hollins have both set off in their quest to complete a run over all 214 Lakeland peaks during the winter season


Helvellyn group led to safety after getting stuck on Striding Edge Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:22:11
Three people had to be led to safety after getting stuck on Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

Rescuers said the wintry conditions on the ridge were too challenging for the walkers


Thousands return to Kendal Mountan Festival after in-person event resumes Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:51:42
More than 20,000 people made their way to Kendal to take part in the return of the town’s mountain festival after a hiatus last year when the event was held online.

Kendal Mountain Festival was staged over four days and celebrated with a more diverse bill of speakers and films, as well as visitors to the events


Northumberland rescuers have busiest weekend of year as Storm Arwen hits Mon, 29 Nov 2021 21:09:12
Volunteer rescuers in Northumberland had their busiest weekend of the year as Storm Arwen hit the North-East of England.

The Met Office issued a red weather warning for coastal areas in the county and members of the Northumberland Mountain Park Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team prepared to go to the aid of people affected


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