Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Badly parked vehicles hamper rescuers after Finnich Glen visitor injures arm in fall Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:10:39
Rescuers were hampered in their efforts to reach an injured person at a Stirlingshire beauty spot by inconsiderately parked vehicles.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team joined emergency services at Finnich Glen near Killearn on Monday to aid a visitor who fell and injured their arm


Stuck charity walkers on Cadair Idris place burden on charity rescue team Sun, 18 Oct 2020 20:34:59
A team that went to the aid of charity walkers in Snowdonia pointed out that callouts place an extra burden on rescuers who are themselves a charity.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were alerted about 11.20pm on Saturday when a group of walkers reported themselves stuck on Cadair Idris


Keswick rescuers called out three times in one day to injured walkers and cyclist Sun, 18 Oct 2020 20:13:22
Lake District rescuers were called out three times on Saturday to aid injured walkers and a mountain biker.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the first incident of the day at 12.45pm


Three Lakeland walkers rescued from Clough Head after losing path in low cloud Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:36:02
Three walkers were rescued from a Lake District fell after getting into difficulties in low cloud.

The group summited Clough Head and intended to descend to Threlkeld Knotts via the Red Screes path on Wednesday


Wales bans high-risk UK residents from travelling to low-coronavirus countryside Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:02:27
Much of Wales’s countryside is now out of bounds to large numbers of visitors from the rest of the UK.

The Welsh Government has introduced rules meaning people from high-risk coronavirus hotspots will be banned from entering the areas where there is a low incidence of Covid-19


Cake still on offer for charity fell care day’s socially distanced volunteers Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:44:27
Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District is seeking volunteers for a special socially distanced fell care day.

Coronavirus restrictions mean the usual gathering of more than 100 people for the organisation’s learning and conservation activities can’t take place


Ramblers receive £185,000 boost for Walking for Health scheme Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:01:15
Campaigning charity the Ramblers has received a cash boost to help it encourage walking.

Sport England has given the organisation £185,000 of National Lottery funding for its Walking for Health scheme


Ogwen team uses specialist app after What3words places stuck pair four miles away Mon, 12 Oct 2020 19:33:33
Rescuers used a specialised smartphone system to locate two walkers stuck in a Snowdonia gully after the What3words system placed them in a quarry four miles away.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was alerted to the women’s plight on Sunday


On test: Lomo Carbon Fibre Walking Poles reviewed Sun, 11 Oct 2020 20:31:50
Lightweight trekking poles that take the strain on the hill but don't place a burden on the budget


Lost Cadair Idris walkers’ descent ‘could have become serious incident’ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 13:02:49
A group of walkers lost on Cadair Idris in Snowdonia risked a more serious incident when they followed a gully on their descent.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 5.30pm on Saturday after a call for help from six people on the mountain


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