Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Yorkshire Dales national park bosses welcome visitors’ return as lockdown eases Sat, 10 Apr 2021 19:33:09
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales said it is a huge relief to be able to properly welcome visitors back to the area from Monday.

In a joint open letter to would-be visitors, authority chair Neil Heseltine and chief executive David Butterworth acknowledged the importance of Britain’s national parks to the wellbeing of its population


How an outdoor retailer survived lockdown: a service centre, a woman’s eye and explainer videos Fri, 09 Apr 2021 20:25:27
Innovation and a keen eye on online sales have helped independent retailer Trekkit survive lockdown


Keswick outdoors retailer smashes charity target with fellwalking challenge Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:05:55
A Lake District retailer and its customers have raised more than £5,000 for charity with a challenge in which people were encouraged to climb fells.

The Keswick Boot Company’s Wainwright Challenge smashed its original target of £1,000


Man suffers vaccine effects during attempt to rescue daughter on Snowdonia mountain Tue, 06 Apr 2021 19:24:55
A father on a rescue mission to aid his daughter on a Snowdonia mountain sparked a callout when he began to suffer from the effects of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation went to the aid of the pair on Monday after the woman got into difficulties on the flanks of Carnedd Dafydd


Vango owner AMG Group cuts ties with boot brand Anatom and sock firm Teko Mon, 05 Apr 2021 18:43:21
The company that owns major outdoors brand Vango has cut its ties with a boot brand and a sock firm.

AMG Group said it had ended its licensing arrangement with Anatom and Teko, to concentrate on its core markets


Second callout in a week to The Cheviot for Northumberland rescuers Mon, 05 Apr 2021 18:14:01
Rescuers were called out for the second time in a week to The Cheviot to aid a walker in difficulties.

Members of Northumberland Mountain Park Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team responded to a request for help from the lone walker near the England-Scotland border


Two walkers die in separate incidents in Lomond national park Sun, 04 Apr 2021 18:47:17
Rescuers searching for a missing hillwalker in the southern Highlands discovered a man’s body.

The 33-year-old was found on Ben A’an in the Trossachs after he was reported overdue from a walk


Walkers rescued after getting lost in mist on the Cheviots Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:50:03
Two walkers who got lost on hills near the England-Scotland border were rescued in an operation lasting almost four hours.

The pair, in their 20s, were out walking in the Cheviots when they became disoriented and lost when hill fog came in late on Wednesday afternoon


Search for inspiration leads to ankle injury for Lakeland photographer Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:22:27
A man was injured after falling into a beck in the Lake District.

Rescuers said the man was looking for photographic inspiration in Launchy Gill near the western shore of Thirlmere, when he slipped and fell into the stream bed


Ambleside plans big switch-off to highlight dark skies’ value Tue, 30 Mar 2021 19:09:05
A Lake District town will embrace its dark side to emphasise the effects of light pollution.

Ambleside’s Big Switch Off also aims to raise awareness of energy consumption on climate change


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