Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Restrictions placed on Lochan Estate near Dunkeld after hen harrier death Wed, 26 Jan 2022 20:31:44
A Perthshire shooting estate faces three years of restrictions after a Scottish government body imposed limitations on its general licence.

NatureScot, Holyrood’s advisory body on the outdoors, said the decision on the Lochan Estate was prompted by evidence from Police Scotland


Outdoor and adventure bodies pledge to work to increase diversity Wed, 26 Jan 2022 19:52:06
A group of eight outdoors and adventure bodies said they need to work to improve the diversity of people taking part in activities.

A survey revealed a good balance of genders involved in walking in non-mountainous terrain, but outdoor climbing and mountaineering has more male participants than female


Injured Snowdonia walker in eight-hour rescue after fall on Y Garn Sun, 23 Jan 2022 19:53:53
An injured walker was rescued from a Snowdonia mountain in an operation lasting eight hours.

A Coastguard helicopter made repeated attempts to reach the man on Y Garn but was thwarted by weather conditions


Olympian Chris Boardman takes lead of new Active Travel England body Sat, 22 Jan 2022 21:30:15
The Westminster government is to set up a new agency to oversee cycling and walking in England.

Active Travel England, which will be based in York, will be responsible for improving the infrastructure for cycling and walking, and will operate under the Department for Transport


Walkers’ charity the Ramblers unveils new logo and corporate identity Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:36:44
Campaigning charity the Ramblers has unveiled a new logo and corporate identity.

The organisation said the emblem represents an open path and uses earthy colours to emphasise its values


Mountain rescuer Keith Hill to head to Beijing for Olympic ski patrol duties Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:00:29
A volunteer with a Cumbrian mountain rescue team will this month head out to China to help with safety at the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Keith Hill will be the only UK-based ski patroller supporting the games


Couple rescued from Helvellyn in dark after getting stuck on Striding Edge Mon, 17 Jan 2022 20:47:59
A couple were rescued from England’s third-highest mountain after originally getting stuck on a scrambling route.

The pair called for help from Helvellyn after they got into difficulties on Striding Edge


‘Shocked’ Debbie Martin-Consani takes women’s victory in Spine Race Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:26:09
Debbie Martin-Consani has taken the women’s trophy in the Montane Spine Race.

She was the first female runner to cross the finish line at Kirk Yetholm, completing the Pennine Way course in 104hrs 8mins 22secs


Elderly walker guided to safety after getting lost on birthday ascent of Blencathra Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:54:50
An elderly walker celebrating his birthday with an ascent of Blencathra was brought to safety after getting lost near the mountain’s summit in bad visibility.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.05pm on Thursday after the man reported he was disoriented in low cloud


Eoin Keith wins Montane Spine Race Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:29:18
Eoin Keith has won the Montane Spine Race, completing the course in 92hrs 40mins 30secs.

He arrived at the finish at Kirk Yetholm in the early hours of Thursday, several hours ahead of second- and third-place runners Doug Zinis and James Leavesley, who reached the finish together, with times of 96hrs 6mins 30secs


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