Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
On test: lightweight backpacking tents reviewed Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:56:44
We've been tramping the Lakeland fells to test seven lightweight tents on our treks - but which performs best?

Lakeland walker, 84, suffers head injury after being blown off feet on Red Screes Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:01:23
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after he injured himself when a gust of wind blew him off his feet.

The 84-year-old was walking on Red Screes above Keppel Cove on Wednesday when he took a tumbling fall

Organisers gear up for The Lap, a 45-mile race round Windermere Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:43:42
Organisers are gearing up for the inaugural race round England’s largest natural lake.

The Lap is an off-road circuit of Windermere that will take place in September

Walker with head injuries airlifted from Lakeland mountain after fall Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:17:24
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring herself in a fall.

The 70-year-old was near the top of Scarth Gap above Buttermere on Tuesday when she suffered serious head injuries

Borders gamekeeper Alan Wilson sentenced for ‘despicable’ wildlife crimes Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:40:15
A gamekeeper has been sentenced for killing numerous protected species on a Scottish Borders estate.

Alan Wilson’s activities on the Longformacus Estate amounted to large-scale eradication of wildlife, an investigator said

Missing teen found after becoming separated from family on Langdale fells Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:10:36
A teenager who went missing on the Lake District fells was found safe and well after two mountain rescue teams were called out to find him.

The 15-year-old became separated from his family while walking above Langdale in bad weather on Monday

Scots mountaineers pitch in with campaign against ‘dirty camping’ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:00:17
Scotland’s mountaineers are pitching in with a campaign against the growth of what they call ‘dirty camping’.

Mountaineering Scotland said most hill-goers leave little or no trace when they wild camp, but the increase in problem camping at some locations needs action, it added

Wainwrights record-breaker Paul Tierney’s map auction raises £350 for charity Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:40:14
The sale of a map outlining the route taken by ultrarunner Paul Tierney on his record-breaking round of the Wainwrights has raised £350 for charity.

The autographed Harvey map was snapped up by Penrith runner Nigel Braithwaite, who twice went out on to the fells during Tierney’s run to witness the historic challenge

Daughter of caver ‘Eski’ thanks rescuers after visit to pothole where he died Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:54:37
The daughter of a caver who died in a Yorkshire Dales pothole has thanked all those who tried to rescue him, after visiting the site of the incident.

Harry Hesketh succumbed to his injuries in Curtain Pot on the flanks of Fountains Fell in June this year

Snowdon walkers urged to check live conditions on new site before heading out Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:08:52
People heading for Wales’s highest peak can now view up-to-date information on conditions on the mountain.

Live wind and temperature readings from the summit of Snowdon can be seen on a new website, along with other information and a webcam feed

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