Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
What should be in your winter rucksack? A mountain expert gives his views Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:19:00
The long, warm days of the early summer are a distant memory and hill-goers need to put their outdoors brains into winter gear.

With nights drawing in, wind speeds rising and temperatures dropping, it’s important to equip yourself adequately

Teen reunited with parents after becoming separated while walking on Dale Head Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:21:47
A teenager was safely reunited with his parents after becoming separated in poor visibility on a Lake District fell.

Rescuers who came across the 14-year-old boy initially thought he was a team member as he was wearing a red jacket and black overtrousers

Walker rescued after spending night on Wester Ross mountains Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:33:42
A walker was rescued after going missing in north-west Scotland.

The woman was reported overdue after heading out for an expedition to tackle the four munros in the Beinn Dearg range.

Lakeland walker stretchered from Hallin Fell after injuring leg Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:07:11
A walker was stretchered from a Lake District hillside after injuring herself.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 1pm on Monday to the incident on Hallin Fell.

Replica plaque fitting caps summer-long repairs of Ingleborough summit shelter Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:40:09
A structure that has provided welcoming shelter for hillgoers on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks for more than 60 years has been restored and rebuilt.

A badly worn toposcope on the Ingleborough summit cross shelter has been replaced with a replica of the original

Two groups of walkers rescued in worsening weather by Northumberland teams Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:57:19
Two groups of walkers were rescued after getting into difficulties in bad weather in the north Pennines at the weekend.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were first called out to aid a family of three, including a young child, north of Hadrian’s Wall

Northumberland rescuers remind hill-goers to take account of earlier nightfall Sat, 24 Oct 2020 16:35:10
Rescuers in Northumberland reminded hill-goers to plan their outings to take account of shortening daylight hours as British summer time ends.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team warned it may take longer to reach casualties in the dark

Capsized Derwent Water kayakers use phone light to guide rescuers Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:23:42
A group of paddlers who got into difficulties in the Lake District attracted rescuers’ attention with the light from a phone.

Four men were rescued from Derwent Water after three of them capsized on Thursday

Wales closes to visitors as much of UK faces stricter lockdown measures Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:15:56
Wales will be out of bounds to visiting outdoor enthusiasts from Friday, and other parts of the UK will be subject to increased restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis.

Travel to and from Wales for exercise will be prohibited, and people in Wales will be expected only to start their walks or rides from home

Blencathra walker seriously injured in fall from Sharp Edge Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:21:28
A man was seriously injured when he fell from Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

He was ascending the ridge on Wednesday with his son on Wednesday when he slipped and fell most of the way down the north gully

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