Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Adventurers Dwayne Fields and Phoebe Smith start ‘Antarctic trek’ down Britain Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:57:07
Two adventurers are about to embark on an Antarctic-style expedition – down the length of Britain.

Dwayne Fields and Phoebe Smith will pull wheeled sleighs on their 1,300km (800-mile) trek from Dunnet Head in Scotland to The Lizard in Cornwall


Lakeland walker airlifted from Blencathra after suffering chest pains Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:49:22
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after suffering chest pains.

The 70-year-old had made it to the summit of Blencathra via Hall’s Fell Ridge on Monday when he became ill


Missing Cairngorms walker Paul Murphy safe, police say Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:33:38
A walker who was reported missing in the Cairngorms has been found safe, police said.

Paul Murphy had not been seen since leaving his Stenhousemuir home on Sunday, and his car was discovered at the Cairngorm ski centre


Appeal after missing walker Paul Murphy’s car found at Cairngorm ski centre Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:58:59
Police are appealing for sightings of a man who is missing after setting out to go hillwalking.

Paul Murphy’s car was found at the Cairngorm ski centre near Aviemore


Adventurer Paul Rose presents national park volunteer awards at Kendal event Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:10:28
A volunteer ranger who has completed more than 3,000 hours with a national park was among recipients of awards presented at the Kendal Mountain Festival.

Television broadcaster and adventurer Paul Rose handed over trophies to winners of the national park volunteer awards at the event on Saturday


Injured mountain biker uses inner tube as sling after Lakeland fell crash Sat, 16 Nov 2019 17:36:08
A mountain biker used an inner tube to improvise a sling after he injured himself in a crash on a Lake District fell.

The 31-year-old knocked himself out and suffered a suspected broken collar bone in the incident on Skiddaw on Saturday


Happy ending in rescuers’ ‘hide and seek’ for lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walker Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:37:48
Rescuers said they had a ‘little game of hide-and-seek’ in the Yorkshire Dales after a lost walker called for help.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted about 5.45pm on Tuesday when a man attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks reported himself lost on Ingleborough


Food poisoning stymies Mick Fowler’s and Vic Saunders’s second Chombu attempt Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:37:27
A bout of food poisoning finally put paid to two climbers’ second attempt to summit a Himalayan mountain.

Mick Fowler described a series of ‘rubbish’ conditions that defeated his expedition to climb Chombu with mountaineering partner Victor Saunders


Friends of Lake District to hold open meeting to hear views on local concerns Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:51:43
Conservation and landscape charity the Friends of the Lake District will hold an open meeting to discuss planning and landscape issues.

The gathering on Thursday will allow members of the public to have their say on matters that have caused concern recently


Body found during major search for missing Yorkshire Dales walker Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:22:41
A body was found during a major search for a missing walker in the Yorkshire Dales.

Police requested the help of the Cave Rescue Organisation on Thursday evening in the hunt for the 77-year-old man who had been reported missing in the Horton in Ribblesdale area


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