Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Missing mountain rescuer Graham Lockwood found safe and well Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:45:45
A mountain rescuer who was reported missing has been found safe and well.

Police said Graham Lockwood, a member of the Holme Valley team in West Yorkshire, was found over the weekend


Rescuers battle 50mph winds and blizzards to reach stranded Cross Fell walker Sun, 15 Dec 2019 20:50:17
A walker on the highest hill in the Pennines was rescued after getting stranded in blizzard conditions.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday to aid the man on Cross Fell in Cumbria, which rises to 893m (2,930ft)


Rescuers called out as Kirkstone Pass motorists come to grief in snow and ice Sun, 15 Dec 2019 20:13:00
Mountain rescuers were called out to aid an injured driver on a Lake District pass after a two-vehicle crash in snow and ice.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said they advised other motorists to use an alternative route to the Kirkstone Pass between Ambleside and Patterdale, which had many stricken vehicles


On test: walking trousers reviewed Sat, 14 Dec 2019 21:08:43
We've been legging it across the hills and countryside to put 16 pairs of technical walking trousers to the test; which suits you best?


Police appeal after mountain rescuer Graham Lockwood goes missing Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:45:56
Police are appealing for sightings of a mountain rescuer who has gone missing.

Graham Lockwood, a member of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team in West Yorkshire, was reported missing shortly after 10pm on Friday


Scottish avalanche service kicks off, with vital reports for hillgoers Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:53:17
Scotland’s avalanche service steps into action today, with the first reports of the 2019-20 winter.

Each day during the winter, the Scottish Avalanche Information Service provides forecasts and reports of risks in the Highlands, with six areas covered


Iain Nesbitt elected Dundonnell rescuers’ team leader Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:17:38
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team has a new leader.

Iain Nesbitt was elected to the post of team leader at the organisation’s annual meeting last weekend


Lake District boss Richard Leafe: resignation rumour is ‘fake news’ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:45:56
The boss of the Lake District national park said social media reports of his impending resignation are ‘fake news’ and he will not be leaving his post.

Richard Leafe, chief executive of the Lake District National Park Authority was replying to a Twitter post implying he was thinking of stepping down


Cape Wrath Ultra and Dragon’s Back Races switch to annual dates Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:46:32
Organisers of two of the UK’s most challenging long-distance events have announce they will be run each year.

At present, the Cape Wrath Ultra and Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race are staged biennially


Ramblers’ ‘frustration’ at owner’s appeal against Glen Clova hilltrack enforcement Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:12:35
A Ramblers Scotland boss has described as ‘frustrating’ a landowner’s appeal against enforcement action over a hilltrack in Glen Clova.

Helen Todd, the walkers’ charity policy manager, said the vehicle track in the Cairngorms national park, is a scar on the landscape


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