Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Ardnish Estate to end free use of Peanmeanach bothy due to visitor numbers Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:51:38
Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts will no longer have free use of a bothy in the western Highlands.

From early October, the Peanmeanach on the Ardnish peninsula, will cease to be an open access shelter


On test: walkers’ ice-axes reviewed Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:52:32
An ice-axe is essential for anyone heading for the wintry mountains in the UK; we put three to the test


Police name Richard Armstrong as man who fell to his death on Stob Bàn Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:50:46
Police have named the man who died after falling from a munro in the Mamores on Sunday.

Richard Armstrong of Cumbria fell about 30m into a gorge on Stob Bàn


Man dies after falling 30m from Stob Bàn during Storm Dennis Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:15:44
A man has died after falling from a Highland munro during Storm Dennis.

The 42-year-old fell about 100ft into a gorge on Stob Bàn in the Mamores on Sunday


Good Samaritan runner injures ankle after stopping to offer help on Lakeland fell Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:58:45
A runner who stopped to help someone who had slipped on a Lake District hillside fell victim to injury himself within yards of leaving the person.

The man was descending from Falcon Crag towards Ashness Bridge above Borrowdale on Sunday when the incident happened


Lochaber rescuers respond to ‘charge them’ demands: be careful what you ask for Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:15:21
Mountain rescuers have warned social media commentators to beware of what they wish for, after several posts saying four Ben Nevis walkers should be charged for their rescue.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was responding after, predictably, posts on Facebook demanded the young men in Monday’s incident should face a bill for the volunteers’ services


Urgent work protects historic Yorkshire Dales mill hours before storm sweeps in Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:00:42
Work to protect a historic Yorkshire Dales building was completed hours before Storm Ciara swept the area.

Grinton Smelting Mill was at risk of being undermined after summer floods swept away an ancient listed stone-arch culvert carrying a watercourse next to the mill


Climber Shauna Coxsey confirmed in Team GB squad for Tokyo Olympics Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:49:20
Climber Shauna Coxsey has been confirmed as a member of the UK squad for this year’s Tokyo Olympics.

The Sheffield-based athlete will represent Team GB in the competition climbing competition this summer


North Wales mountain rescuers called into action as Storm Ciara strikes area Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:23:41
Mountain rescue teams in north Wales were in action over the weekend as Storm Ciara caused problems for residents and visitors in the area.

Volunteers dealt with people hit by flooding across the district, but were also called out to walkers in need of help on the Snowdonia mountains


Don’t Lose Your Way: Ramblers recruit citizen geographers to save paths at risk Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:32:04
The Ramblers have begun a quest to find an army of citizen geographers to find lost rights of way as a deadline approaches.

The campaigning charity’s Don’t Lose Your Way aims to map an estimated 10,000 miles of historic footpaths that need recording before a 2026 cut-off


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