Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
On test: trail and approach shoes reviewed Thu, 01 Oct 2020 19:51:57
We've been hitting the trails to put 13 pairs of walking shoes to the test; but which were best?

Vango founder Alastair Moodie Snr dies after short illness Thu, 01 Oct 2020 18:06:30
The founder of one of the UK’s top outdoor brands has died after a short illness.

Vango’s parent company AMG Group announced Alastair Moodie Snr passed away peacefully on Sunday

Dog rescued by team after falling into Snowdonia gully Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:23:42
Rescuers went to the aid of a dog whose owner feared the worst after it fell into a gully in Snowdonia.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted to the incident north-east of Tywyn about 6pm on Tuesday

Parts of Snowdonia to be subject to travel ban as government lockdown extended Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:51:28
Parts of Snowdonia national park will be put into lockdown from Thursday evening.

The Welsh Government has announced four authority areas in north Wales will be added to those in south Wales where bans on people entering and leaving the boroughs are in place

Man dies after collapsing on Lake District mountain Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:09:01
A man has died after collapsing on a Lake District mountainside.

The 61-year-old was descending the path on Carl Side on Skiddaw on Sunday when he became unwell

The future of mountain rescues: a Jet Suit paramedic? Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:03:56
Injured Lake District hillwalkers could soon see a futuristic rescuer coming to their aid.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service said a simulated exercise in which a pilot wearing a Jet Suit flew to a ‘casualty’ on the fells was successful

Rescuers searching for missing Cheviots hillwalker find man’s body Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:15:33
Rescuers searching for a missing hillwalker in the Cheviot Hills discovered the body of the man.

The operation to find the 85-year-old took place over two days and involved 45 volunteer mountain rescuers across a large area of the Northumberland national park

Rescuers’ weather warning to hillgoers after Lakeland walker spends night on fells Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:01:56
Rescuers in the Lake District are warning hillgoers of cooler conditions after a walker spent the night on the fells.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 3.15pm on Sunday when a man was reported overdue

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

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