Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Central Beacons rescuers struggle to fund new base three years after blaze Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:51:55
A volunteer rescue team in south Wales said it is struggling to raise funds for a new base after a fire destroyed its headquarters three years ago.

A blaze ripped through Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team’s base in November 2017, putting vital equipment and vehicles out of use


Lakeland rescuers condemn ‘urban explorers’ in dangerous Coniston mines jaunt Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:51:23
Rescuers in the Lake District said urban explorers who ventured into disused mines were putting themselves in danger.

It followed the posting of videos online of a group of men filming themselves in disused underground workings in Coniston Coppermines Valley


Walker stretchered from Lakeland fell after injuring leg Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:04:18
A walker was rescued after injuring herself on a Lake District fell.

The Kendal woman was walking in Caiston Glen, south of High Hartsop Dodd, on Sunday when she fell and injured her leg


Rescuers pay tribute to pioneer mountaineer Hamish MacInnes who died aged 90 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:40:18
Mountain rescuers have paid tribute to pioneering climber and innovator Hamish MacInnes, who has died aged 90.

MacInnes, who lived in Glen Coe, was for many years a member of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team, including a stint as team leader


Rescuers in seven-hour operation to aid Cadair Idris walker with head injury Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:17:37
A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury on a Snowdonia mountain.

The woman, in her 40s and from Anglesey, was crossing the summit plateau of Cadair Idris on Saturday when she slipped and hit her head


Walker airlifted from Tryfan after injuring himself in fall Mon, 23 Nov 2020 01:28:03
A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in a fall on a Snowdonia mountain.

The man was part of a group of two couples and a friend making the ascent of Tryfan on Sunday when the incident happened


Couple’s Blencathra date ends in man falling from Sharp Edge Sun, 22 Nov 2020 18:37:46
A couple enjoying their second date together had an eventful outing in the Lake District.

An ascent of Sharp Edge on Blencathra ended with the man injuring himself in a fall while the woman became stuck on the ridge


On test: 15 to 35 litre daysacks reviewed Thu, 19 Nov 2020 01:32:30
We spent the past few months lugging loads across the hills to test 16 different rucksacks; here's how they fared


Peak District team’s plea to hillgoers after walker located at home after callout Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:47:53
Rescuers in the Peak District pleaded with hillgoers to let them know if they reach safety after calling out the team.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team said it had twice responded recently to incidents where casualties had made their own way off the hill but not informed the rescuers


Runaway dog Betsy rescued after spending three nights on Cadair Idris Tue, 17 Nov 2020 19:31:44
A missing dog was rescued after spending three nights on a Snowdonia mountain.

Betsy, a small pointer cross, slipped her harness and escaped her owners on the summit plateau of Cadair Idris about midday on Saturday


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