Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
November gathering abandoned as Kendal Mountain Festival goes online-only Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:32:31
This year’s Kendal Mountain Festival will take place only online.

Organisers of one of the UK’s largest outdoors events took the decision not to go ahead with the gathering in the Cumbrian town, scheduled for November

Exhausted Lakeland runner rescued after wife raises alarm with Derbyshire police Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:00:16
An exhausted runner in the Lake District was rescued after his wife rang Derbyshire police to raise the alarm.

The 46-year-old was attempting to run the Coast to Coast path when he got into difficulties on the Haweswater section on Tuesday

Rescuers turn detective to find lost Lake Vyrnwy walkers Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:46:46
Rescuers had to use detective work to find two walkers lost with a poor phone signal above a lake in north Wales.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 5.30pm on Tuesday when the man and woman from Northampton reported themselves lost in mist above Lake Vyrnwy

Further section of Brecon Beacons national park added to coronavirus no-go areas Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:48:26
A further section of the Brecon Beacons national park has been put into lockdown, meaning people will not be allowed to enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse.

The movement restrictions in the Merthyr Tydfil county borough came into force at 6pm on Tuesday

Outdoor Trade Show decamps to new Merseyside venue for 2021 Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:20:02
Britain’s largest trade gathering for the outdoor industries is decamping to Merseyside.

Organisers of the Outdoor Trade Show said next year’s event will take place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

Outdoor groups call for more openness on Cairn Gorm ski centre plans Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:02:33
Outdoor groups have called for more openness around decision-making on the future of the troubled ski centre on Cairn Gorm.

Four organisations said they are concerned public money could be wasted if proposals for the site go ahead

Injured Yorkshire Three Peaks walker found by police at home 60 miles away Sun, 20 Sep 2020 18:51:55
Rescuers searching for a mystery injured walker in the Yorkshire Dales were informed by police in the early hours that the woman was safe at home, 60 miles away.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out shortly after 9pm on Saturday when a walker called 999 to say her friend had fallen and injured herself while attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Bob Gore, inventor of Gore-Tex, dies aged 83 Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:32:01
The inventor of Gore-Tex, the waterproof material used in thousands of outdoor garments, has died.

Bob Gore passed away peacefully on Thursday, aged 83, following a long illness, his company said

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after tumbling down mountainside Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:00:30
A walker was airlifted to hospital after tumbling more than 160ft down a Lake District fellside.

The 54-year-old was on the Hanging Stone ridge of Base Brown above Seathwaite on Thursday when he fell

Local lockdown puts part of Brecon Beacons national park out of bounds Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:57:48
Parts of the Brecon Beacons national park will be out of bounds to visitors from Thursday evening.

New coronavirus rules introduced by the Welsh Government mean people will not be allowed to enter or leave the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council area without a reasonable excuse

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