Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Helvellyn walker suffers head injuries in 60ft fall from Striding Edge Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:45:29
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after falling 60ft from a ridge.

The man suffered head injuries in the incident on Striding Edge on Helvellyn on Sunday


Gold award for Houdini jacket that uses innovative Polartec eco-friendly fabric Sat, 25 Jan 2020 20:42:34
A new jacket from sustainability experts Houdini, using an innovative eco-friendly fabric, is judged a winner at trade show ISPO


Grasmere protest to go ahead despite withdrawal of ‘gentleman’s yachts’ bid Sat, 25 Jan 2020 18:11:36
Organisers of a day of action against the commercialisation of the Lake District plan to go ahead with the event despite the withdrawal of an application that sparked the protest.

The gathering in Grasmere village will take place on Saturday 1 February and has been organised by Houseboats off Grasmere


Snowdonia walkers guided to safety after getting lost on Cadair Idris Sat, 25 Jan 2020 16:15:41
Two walkers were guided to safety after getting lost on a Snowdonia mountain.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 3.30pm after the couple made a call for help from Cadair Idris


Cat Bells walker recounts how ‘indigestion’ led to emergency airlift to hospital Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:50:53
A walker has told of how he was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering what he thought was a bout of indigestion.

Stephen Dunlop was actually suffering a heart attack on the summit of Cat Bells and was saved by the action of rescuers and air ambulance staff


Use newer Yorkshire Three Peaks route, team says, after pair rescued from bog Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:42:07
Rescuers have advised walkers tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks to use a newer section of the route that avoids a notorious bog.

The Cave Rescue Organisation offered the advice after going to the aid of two men lost in Black Dub Moss between Pen-y-ghent and Birkwith


Man rescued after suffering injuries in Sharp Edge fall Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:44:18
A man was rescued after falling and injuring himself on Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team went to his aid after being alerted at 2.55pm on Wednesday


Two walkers rescued from Blencathra after getting stuck on wintry crags Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:17:21
Two walkers were rescued from Blencathra after getting stuck in wintry conditions on steep ground.

Passers-by alerted police on Sunday when they heard the pair shouting for help from Tarn Crags above Scales Tarn


Friends of Lake District launches campaign for ‘under siege’ national park Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:07:09
The charity that played a part in the setting up of a national park in the Lake District has thrown its weight behind calls to protect it from developments it says threaten its character.

The Friends of Lake District says it has set up its Save Our Lake District campaign in the face of numerous recent controversial plans and decisions


Collapsed Spine Race runner stretchered from remote Border Ridge hill Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:12:16
A competitor in the Montane Spine Race was stretchered from a remote hill after collapsing.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and colleagues from the North of Tyne team were called out on Saturday at the request of Northumbria Police


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