Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
The future of mountain rescues: a Jet Suit paramedic? Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:03:56
Injured Lake District hillwalkers could soon see a futuristic rescuer coming to their aid.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service said a simulated exercise in which a pilot wearing a Jet Suit flew to a ‘casualty’ on the fells was successful

Rescuers searching for missing Cheviots hillwalker find man’s body Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:15:33
Rescuers searching for a missing hillwalker in the Cheviot Hills discovered the body of the man.

The operation to find the 85-year-old took place over two days and involved 45 volunteer mountain rescuers across a large area of the Northumberland national park

Rescuers’ weather warning to hillgoers after Lakeland walker spends night on fells Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:01:56
Rescuers in the Lake District are warning hillgoers of cooler conditions after a walker spent the night on the fells.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 3.15pm on Sunday when a man was reported overdue

November gathering abandoned as Kendal Mountain Festival goes online-only Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:32:31
This year’s Kendal Mountain Festival will take place only online.

Organisers of one of the UK’s largest outdoors events took the decision not to go ahead with the gathering in the Cumbrian town, scheduled for November

Exhausted Lakeland runner rescued after wife raises alarm with Derbyshire police Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:00:16
An exhausted runner in the Lake District was rescued after his wife rang Derbyshire police to raise the alarm.

The 46-year-old was attempting to run the Coast to Coast path when he got into difficulties on the Haweswater section on Tuesday

Rescuers turn detective to find lost Lake Vyrnwy walkers Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:46:46
Rescuers had to use detective work to find two walkers lost with a poor phone signal above a lake in north Wales.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 5.30pm on Tuesday when the man and woman from Northampton reported themselves lost in mist above Lake Vyrnwy

Further section of Brecon Beacons national park added to coronavirus no-go areas Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:48:26
A further section of the Brecon Beacons national park has been put into lockdown, meaning people will not be allowed to enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse.

The movement restrictions in the Merthyr Tydfil county borough came into force at 6pm on Tuesday

Outdoor Trade Show decamps to new Merseyside venue for 2021 Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:20:02
Britain’s largest trade gathering for the outdoor industries is decamping to Merseyside.

Organisers of the Outdoor Trade Show said next year’s event will take place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

Outdoor groups call for more openness on Cairn Gorm ski centre plans Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:02:33
Outdoor groups have called for more openness around decision-making on the future of the troubled ski centre on Cairn Gorm.

Four organisations said they are concerned public money could be wasted if proposals for the site go ahead

Injured Yorkshire Three Peaks walker found by police at home 60 miles away Sun, 20 Sep 2020 18:51:55
Rescuers searching for a mystery injured walker in the Yorkshire Dales were informed by police in the early hours that the woman was safe at home, 60 miles away.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out shortly after 9pm on Saturday when a walker called 999 to say her friend had fallen and injured herself while attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

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