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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Dartmoor bosses ‘delighted’ at successful action against illegal off-roader Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:30:57
National park bosses have welcomed the successful prosecution of a driver caught off-roading in Dartmoor.

The 4x4 driver Maverick Smith pleaded guilty to charges under the Road Traffic Act and criminal damage


Adventurer Phoebe Smith heads up Extreme Sleep charity portaledge challenge Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:15:19
An adventurer and author who wrote a book on Extreme Sleeps is about to embark on a 10-day charity challenge putting the idea into practice.

Phoebe Smith will join two others suspended from some of Britain’s best loved landmarks to raise cash for Centrepoint


Sport England welcomes BMC members’ vote in favour of reform Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:08:29
Sport England has welcomed British Mountaineering Council members’ vote to reform the organisation’s structure.

The public body, which invests up to £300m of government and National Lottery cash in sporting projects, said the decision will help the BMC operate to the highest standards of governance


Walker airlifted to hospital after suffering seizures above Dolgoch Falls Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:49:23
A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering seizures while on a Snowdonia hillside.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted by ambulance staff about 6pm on Saturday when the woman began experiencing seizures in the woods above Dolgoch Falls, between Tywyn and Abergynolwyn


Lynn Robinson elected first woman BMC president as members vote for new structure Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:27:30
Members of the organisation that represents climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers in England and Wales have elected its first woman president.

They also voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new governance structure for the British Mountaineering Council that will comply with Sport England standards


British Mountaineering Council’s new president Lynn Robinson: lots of work to do Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:25:37
The mountaineering body's first woman president talks about her vision for the organisation


Hector brings stormy end to Three Peaks Yacht Race after days of flat calm Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:33:56
A race that tests both sailing and mountain running ability had a tempestuous end as Storm Hector curtailed the final ascent of Ben Nevis.

Competitors in the annual Three Peaks Yacht Race faced being becalmed in the early stages only to see runners held back for safety reasons in high winds on the final day of the event


Walker airlifted from Hardcastle Crags after breaking ribs in fall Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:33:42
A walker was airlifted from a South Pennines beauty spot after falling and breaking his ribs.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out about 1.40pm on Wednesday to the incident at Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge


Missing Lakeland walker found safe after search involving three teams Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:09:04
A walker was found safe and well after a major search involving three Lake District rescue teams.

The 83-year-old was reported overdue after embarking on a long trip over Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Haycock and Seatallan


Whitehall announces opening of OS data but little cheer for outdoor sector Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:31:47
The Westminster Government has announced a limited freeing of part of Ordnance Survey’s extensive database covering the whole of Great Britain.

Land-ownership boundaries and linked identifying data in OS’s MasterMap will be available without charge but free access to other information, including urban paths, green spaces, highways and water networks will be limited and via OS’s own application programming interface


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