Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
On test: technical t-shirts reviewed Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:18:49
We took to the hills to test eight t-shirts to see how they performed when the temperature rose


Three new shelters opened as Mountain Bothies Association reveals £80,000 spend Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:41:29
The charity that looks after more than 100 mountain shelters across Britain said it spent £81,000 on maintaining them last year.

The Mountain Bothies Association opened new buildings at Abyssinia in Argyll and Bute; Flittingford in Northumberland; and Cae Amos in Snowdonia


John Muir Trust objects to plans for three Glen Etive hydro schemes Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:56:41
A conservation charity has objected to plans for three hydro-electric installations in the Highlands.

The John Muir Trust said the schemes would be an intrusion into wild land in Glen Etive


Helicopter and train help rescuers reach walkers stuck on Snowdon cliffs Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:52:50
Rescuers hitched a lift on a helicopter and a train to reach two walkers stuck on cliffs on Wales’s highest mountain.

Members of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were airlifted on to Snowdon by the Coastguard and then were taken further up the mountain by the Snowdon Mountain Railway


Rescuers’ weather forecast plea after Lakeland campers awake to mist-covered fell Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:30:47
A Lake District rescue team pleaded with the public to plan ahead and check weather forecasts after it was called out five times over the weekend, including three in one day.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team had to go to the aid of two men wild camping who couldn’t find their way off the fells when they woke up in mist


Police confirm body found in Glen Nevis is that of missing man David Munro Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:42:19
Police in Lochaber said a body found in Glen Nevis last month was that of a man who was reported missing in 2017.

David Munro, 74, lived in the glen for several years, camping at various locations


Bowland paraglider suffers serious injuries after being dragged 300m by chute Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:31:09
A paraglider was seriously injured in an incident on a popular fellside in the Forest of Bowland.

The 41-year-old was taking part in a tandem flight with her partner on Saturday on Parlick near Chipping in Lancashire, when they were dragged across the hillside by their canopy


England has a new mountain: Miller Moss. Now go find it Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:23:36
Three amateur surveyors lugged their professional-quality satellite and surveying gear to the summit of two Lakeland fells in the quest for a new mountain and found one


Watchdog rules Sports Direct ad for Karrimor boots was misleading Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:07:17
Retail giant Sports Direct has been found guilty of displaying misleading prices for a pair of Karrimor walking boots on its website.

The Advertising Standards Authority said the company must not display the advert again in the form used


Information van will offer safety advice to Snowdon walkers Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:42:43
Walkers heading up Wales’s highest mountain will be offered safety advice from a new mobile service.

The Welsh Government has funded an information van to help visitors planning to ascend Snowdon


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