Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Runner Paul Tierney breaks record for summiting all 214 Wainwright fells Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:15:41
Ultrarunner Paul Tierney has broken the record for the fastest time taken to summit all the Lake District’s Wainwright peaks.

The Windermere-based athlete finished the challenge in a unnofficial time of 6 days, 6hrs 5mins, beating the time set by Steve Birkinshaw five years ago

Campaigners apply for further enlargement of Lake District national park Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:13:31
A campaigning charity wants to see a further enlargement of the Lake District national park.

The Friends of the Lake District has applied to a government agency to consider extending the park by about 6 per cent

Lakeland walkers rescued from Hallin Fell after one has panic attack Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:00:30
Two walkers were brought to safety from a Lake District fell after one of them suffered a panic attack.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5pm on Tuesday when a woman reported her partner was unable to move after the attack

Walker suffering seizures airlifted from Cadair Idris in 6½-hour rescue Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:47:17
A walker was rescued from a Snowdonia mountain after falling ill.

The 59-year-old was with a group of seven on Cadair Idris when he began having seizures

Police appeal after break-in at Steall Hut in Glen Nevis Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:23:07
Police in the Highlands are appealing for information after a break-in at a mountaineering hut.

A member of the Lochaber Mountaineering Club discovered the damage caused by intruders at the Steall Hut in Glen Nevis

Missing Cairngorms walker Andrew Moorhouse found safe and well Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:07:03
A man who was reported missing in the Cairngorms has been found.

Police Scotland said Andrew Moorhouse was traced safe and well

National park workers improve boggy Yorkshire Dales Coast to Coast Walk stretch Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:15:28
National park rangers and volunteers are working on improving a section of the Coast to Coast Walk through the Yorkshire Dales.

A boggy stretch of the route in upper Swaledale is being flagged using reclaimed stone

Campaign groups urge MSPs to take action on Scottish hilltracks Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:10:01
A group of conservation charities is urging Scottish politicians to tackle the problem of the growing number of vehicle tracks on the nation’s hillsides.

Scottish Environment Link Hilltracks group said the Holyrood parliament has a golden opportunity to control the spread of the eyesore tracks in the most sensitive areas of countryside

Cockermouth rescuers mark 50th anniversary of death of members in rockfall Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:43:35
Members of a Lake District rescue team gathered this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of a tragedy in which two of its volunteers died.

Several Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team members were seriously injured in the accident, which happened during training on Low Crag in the Buttermere Valley

Aviemore police appeal for sightings of missing walker Andrew Moorhouse Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:38:06
Police have appealed to walkers for sightings of a man who has gone missing in the Cairngorms.

Andrew Moorhouse is reported to have gone walking alone on forest paths between Aviemore and Coylumbridge and the Cairngorm Mountains

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