Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Patterdale team launches appeal for new rescue boat Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:31:52
A Lake District team has launched an appeal to buy a new boat.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team uses its rigid inflatable boat both in water rescues on Ullswater and also to reach incidents more quickly on the eastern side of the lake


Interview: Nims Purja, the ‘unknown’ mountaineer who smashed the 8,000m peaks record Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:53:18
He's the Nepalese man who hadn't set foot on a mountain until nine years ago; then he set his eyes on possibly the toughest high-altitude record


Rescuers lead Helvellyn walkers to safety from dark, cloudy summit Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:00:30
Two walkers were led to safety from England’s third-highest mountain after experiencing difficulty finding their descent route.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5.50pm on Wednesday to aid the men, who had summited Helvellyn via Striding Edge


Aberdyfi rescuers’ successful test of new digital radio system on Cadair Idris Tue, 23 Nov 2021 21:24:06
A Snowdonia rescue team is introducing a new radio system, which it hopes will improve communications during large callouts.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team members took part earlier this month in a test of the digital VHF system on Cadair Idris, the scene of regular callouts for the rescuers


Three-year project aims to protect future of England’s upland commons Tue, 23 Nov 2021 01:00:44
A three-year £3m project to secure the future of upland commons has received a funding boost.

The system of common land was enshrined in law in the Magna Carta in 1215 but is at risk of quietly vanishing


Coast to Coast walker injured in fall from Striding Edge on Helvellyn Sat, 20 Nov 2021 22:42:14
Rescuers in the Lake District were called out after a walker fell from Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by Cumbria Constabulary about 11.50am on Saturday after police in Yorkshire received a call


Ramblers Scotland appeals for legal costs help in Ardnamurchan access fight Fri, 19 Nov 2021 12:45:27
Ramblers Scotland is appealing to the public to help fund a legal battle over access at a Highland estate.

The walkers’ charity is joining the Highland Council in opposing an attempt to block a path on the Ardnamurchan peninsula


Search Dogsbodies receive £5,000 boost for vital equipment Thu, 18 Nov 2021 21:29:54
Dogsbodies helping a search charity will benefit from a cash boost from walking and outdoor provider HF Holidays.

Search and Rescue Dogs Association Wales has received £5,000 from the organisation, which will be used to equip volunteers who act as human targets for the animals


Mapping data shows more people walking, for longer distances, this summer Thu, 18 Nov 2021 19:13:34
Data collected by Britain’s national mapping agency showed people using its app were walking longer distances and in greater numbers over the summer.

Ordnance Survey analysed the routes logged and shared on its OS Maps over the months from June to September


Park bosses launch twice-weekly winter conditions service for Snowdon Thu, 18 Nov 2021 16:07:21
National park bosses in Snowdonia have commissioned a company to provide twice-weekly ground condition reports on Wales’s highest mountain.

Stephen Jones of Anelu Aim Higher will ascend Yr Wyddfa-Snowdon via different routes to provide hill-goers with vital information on winter conditions on the 1,085m (3,560ft) mountain


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