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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Police ask Cape Wrath Ultra runners to be alert for missing walker Glyn Smith Sat, 21 May 2022 20:15:27
Police are appealing to participants and those involved in the Cape Wrath Ultra endurance event this weekend to be on the alert for a missing walker.

Cambridgeshire man Glyn Smith has not been seen for more than three weeks


Striding Edge walker airlifted from Helvellyn after suspected heart attack Sat, 21 May 2022 19:54:33
A walker was airlifted from Helvellyn after suffering a suspected heart attack.

The man began experiencing chest pains while scrambling on Striding Edge on Thursday


Man’s fall above Devil’s Arse brings premature end to John Shuttleworth gig Sat, 21 May 2022 12:46:52
A performance by comedy singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth had to be abandoned after a concert-goer ended up precariously stranded 100ft above the venue entrance.

The gig took place at the Peak Cavern near Castleton on Thursday, but had to be stopped halfway through


Climber and mountain biker injured in Lake District incidents Wed, 18 May 2022 20:32:43
A climber was airlifted from a Lake District quarry after injuring herself in a fall.

The woman was near the top of a sport-climbing route in Bram Crag Quarry, St John’s in the Vale, on Wednesday when the incident happened


Yorkshire Dales planners approve plans for snack shack on Ingleborough bridleway Tue, 17 May 2022 19:49:00
National park bosses have approved plans for a snack shack on a walkers’ route up one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority gave the go-ahead for the timber kiosk at Crina Bottom, next to the bridleway leading from Ingleton to the summit of Ingleborough


Carol Morgan completes Wainwrights to join sub-seven-days club Sat, 14 May 2022 16:18:25
Carol Morgan has completed her round of the Wainwright fells, arriving back at Keswick early on Saturday evening.

Her time of 6 days 10hrs 43mins 45secs is the second-fastest by a woman, and fifth fastest overall


Walker airlifted from Helvellyn after falling 30ft from Striding Edge Fri, 13 May 2022 19:03:31
A walker was airlifted to hospital from Helvellyn after suffering serious leg injuries when he fell from Striding Edge.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said the operation to treat the man and evacuate him from the mountain was technical and difficult


Police appeal for sightings of Sutherland walker Glyn Smith Thu, 12 May 2022 20:33:53
Police in the Highlands are appealing for information on a walker who hasn’t been seen for almost three weeks.

Glyn Smith, 76, of Cambridgeshire is believed to be on a walking tour in the North of Scotland


Runner Carol Morgan attempts complete round of Wainwrights Thu, 12 May 2022 20:14:48
Hot on the heels of American runner John Kelly’s record-breaking round of the Wainwright fells comes another attempt to complete the route, this time by Irish athlete Carol Morgan.

Morgan began her challenge at 6am on Sunday, leaving the Moot Hall in Keswick with her eye on Kelly’s successful round, which ended on Saturday


Rescuers called out twice as Coast to Coast walkers hit by bad weather Thu, 12 May 2022 19:30:21
Rescuers were called out twice in two days to aid groups attempting the Coast to Coast Walk who got into difficulties on the Lake District fells.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 9.15pm on Monday when three women in their 60s were reported overdue in arriving at their accommodation at Patterdale youth hostel


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