Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Climber who helped rescuers with Tryfan clear-up injured in fall short time later Sat, 18 Sep 2021 15:45:03
A climber with a group that helped rescuers on a Snowdonia mountain was himself rescued a short time later after a fall in a gully.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation said the man’s helmet saved him from serious injuries


Say hello to the South Pennines – a ’self-appointed’ park Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:02:10
The South Pennines missed out when national parks were created; now, 70 years later, a 'self appointed' alternative park has come into being


Simon Roberts and Katie Mills take honours in Montane Dragon’s Back Race Sat, 11 Sep 2021 17:57:49
Runner Simon Roberts has won the Montane Dragon’s Back Race, having led the field for all but one day.

His victory is the first for a Welsh runner in the event, which involves running the length of the nation


Walker airlifted to hospital after dog drags her over 50ft Lakeland waterfall cliff Thu, 09 Sep 2021 20:17:00
A walker was airlifted to hospital after falling 50ft at a Lake District waterfall.

The woman was pulled over a steep cliff by her dog and landed in shallow water at Aira Force on Wednesday


How to call for help: Scottish rescuers issue guide to hill-goers Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:26:45
Rescuers north of the border have issued advice to hillwalkers and climbers on how to call for help if they get into difficulties.

Scottish Mountain Rescue made the move as increasing numbers of people have headed into the great outdoors


Lakeland walker collapses with heat exhaustion on Gowbarrow Fell Tue, 07 Sep 2021 23:33:14
A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after collapsing with heat exhaustion.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5pm on Tuesday to the incident on Gowbarrow Fell, above Ullswater


Two fancied runners out on first day as Montane Dragon’s Back athletes hit the hills Mon, 06 Sep 2021 20:30:49
A brutal multi-day race down the length of Wales is underway, with 367 runners making the start at Conwy Castle.

The field set off at 7am on Monday to tackle the Montane Dragon’s Back Race


Team uses harness and rope to rescue walker on Helvellyn’s slopes Fri, 03 Sep 2021 19:33:07
Rescuers used a harness and rope to bring to safety a walker who had ventured into steep ground on a Lake District mountainside.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 6.05pm on Thursday when the woman called for help from the western slopes of Helvellyn


Access battle ‘not over’, as campaigners gather to mark Winter Hill demo date Fri, 03 Sep 2021 19:08:53
Campaigners will gather this weekend to mark the 125th anniversary of a milestone in the rights of the public to access England’s uplands.

Kate Ashbrook, who will speak to a planned gathering at Winter Hill, said there is still a long way to go to achieve the desired right to roam for outdoor enthusiasts


Police appeal for information on Patrick Cahill, missing in Lake District Thu, 02 Sep 2021 17:34:38
Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a man who has gone missing.

Patrick Cahill is from Colwyn Bay in north Wales, but officers in Cumbria believe he is now in the Kendal or South Lakes area


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