Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Campaigners plan rally to support appeal against Dartmoor wild camping verdict Thu, 26 Jan 2023 17:19:11
Campaigners say they plan to hold a peaceful rally outside Dartmoor National Park headquarters during Friday’s authority meeting.

Dartmoor Wild Camping Action Group said it believes the authority will be discussing an appeal against the court ruling in the case brought by landowner Alexander Darwall


Experts issue five-point guidance for using phones for hill navigation Thu, 26 Jan 2023 00:57:00
Almost nine out of 10 hillgoers now use mobile phones or GPS units to help them navigate, according to a survey.

Mountaineering Scotland asked 4,000 people if they used these devices when on the hills, and whether they had experienced problems with them


Wild campers aid injured walker on Lake District fell Mon, 23 Jan 2023 21:11:28
A group of wild campers went to the aid of a walker who injured herself on a Lake District fell.

The incident happened at Angle Tarn above Patterdale on Saturday


Highlands police appeal for sightings of missing walker Ross Kinghorn Sat, 21 Jan 2023 17:51:43
Police in the Highlands are appealing to hillwalkers for sightings of a man believed to have gone walking in the Blair Atholl area.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of 57-year-old Ross Kinghorn


Campaigners and politicians mark 20 years of Scotland’s ‘world-class’ access laws Fri, 20 Jan 2023 21:27:09
Outdoor enthusiasts and campaigners joined politicians to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Scotland’s right-to-roam laws.

Ramblers Scotland’s #OutdoorsForAll event marked two decades of world-class rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003


Wild camping on Dartmoor will continue after agreement reached with landowners Thu, 19 Jan 2023 11:46:58
Dartmoor National Park Authority said people will continue to be able to wild camp in certain areas, after it reached an agreement with landowners’ representatives.

Outdoor enthusiasts wishing to camp on the moors will need to refer to an interactive map and follow ‘leave no trace’ principles


Damian Hall takes Spine Race victory after finishing together with Jack Scott Wed, 18 Jan 2023 21:56:03
Damian Hall and Jack Scott have finished the Montane Spine Race together, but Hall took the title because Scott was penalised for a navigational error earlier in the event.

The two men touched the wall of the Border Hotel in Kirk Yetholm, but a time penalty for leaving the official route pushed Scott down to runner-up position


Public loses right to wild camp on Dartmoor after High Court judge backs landowner Sat, 14 Jan 2023 21:32:14
A Dartmoor landowner has won a High Court case which challenged the right to wild camp in the national park.

Sir Julian Flaux, Chancellor of the High Court, upheld Alexander Darwall and his wife Diana’s contention that the legal definition of open-air recreation did not include camping


Montane Spine Race runners hit the Pennine Way this weekend in ‘brutal’ event Thu, 12 Jan 2023 21:30:33
Eoin Keith will be hitting England’s oldest national trail at the weekend in a defence of his Montane Spine Race title.

The Irish runner is among 144 men and 26 women aiming to complete the full length of the Pennine Way in brutal winter conditions


Lakeland rescuers urge caution when using mapping apps after callouts to walkers Thu, 05 Jan 2023 21:22:14
Rescuers in the Lake District have warned of the perils of relying on digital mapping software after two callouts on successive days to people following routes on an app.

The first was on Monday when Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5.20pm when a walker got into difficulties on Causey Pike


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