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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Natural England urged to ditch Hampshire ferry plans for England Coast Path route Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:46:48
Campaigners are urging the government’s official outdoors body not to incorporate a ferry into the route of the England Coast Path in Hampshire.

The Open Spaces Society said the proposal to make the ferry across the River Hamble the designated course of the round-England path could leave walkers stranded


Cattle-grid reference helps rescuers find Lake District pair stuck on steep ground Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:49:25
Rescuers had to turn detective to find a couple who reported themselves stuck on steep ground in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 10.50am on Monday after the walkers called for help


Ben Nevis avalanche victim’s family visits site as team pleads for search for ice-axes Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:37:24
Rescuers have taken relatives of one of the men who died in the avalanche on Ben Nevis last week to the site of the incident.

Some of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team were also joined by a member of the Swiss Alpine Club who was a friend of the four climbers involved in the avalanche


Floods hit Yorkshire Three Peaks route as rescuers warn: don’t attempt challenge Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:29:26
Heavy rain in the Yorkshire Dales has left many routes flooded.

The Cave Rescue Organisation had this advice for anyone considering the Three Peaks Challenge: don’t!


Peak District manager Lorna Fisher plans 1,658-mile cycle ride through all 15 national parks Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:40:50
A Peak District manager is gearing up for a mammoth cycle ride to mark the 70th anniversary of the passing of legislation that led to the setting up of national parks.

Lorna Fisher’s 1,658-mile trip will take in all 15 UK national parks during two weeks in April


Ben Nevis deaths prompt mountaineering experts’ plea to use weather reports Thu, 14 Mar 2019 20:56:43
Mountain experts have added their voice to pleas for outdoor enthusiasts in the Highlands to obtain weather information before heading out.

Mountaineering Scotland said hillgoers need to plan carefully and not be fixated on completing a particular route


Cairngorms dog Ben plucked from perilous ledge after being spotted by helicopter crew Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:50:51
A dog stranded on a precarious Cairngorms mountain ledge in severe weather had a lucky break when he was spotted by a rescue helicopter crew on a training mission.

Ben, a King Charles spaniel-bichon fries cross, had been missing for 48 hours as Storm Gareth lashed the Highlands


Police say climbers who died on Ben Nevis were French and Swiss Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:51:39
Police said two of the men who died on Ben Nevis on Tuesday were French, and a third came from Switzerland.

A fourth climber, a 30-year-old Swiss national, remains in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow


Outdoor fans invited to bag a munro in memory of Sir Hugh Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:03:13
Outdoor fans are being invited to take part in a munrobagging challenge with a difference, to mark the centenary of the death of the man who gave his name to the 3,000ft mountains.

Hillwalkers, runners and climbers are being asked to summit one of Scotland’s munros within the next 12 months


Third climber dies after Ben Nevis avalanche Tue, 12 Mar 2019 20:03:19
A third climber has died after an avalanche on Ben Nevis.

Police said the two people injured in the incident on the North Face on Tuesday had been recovered from the mountain, but one has died


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