Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Alex Waddington collects 10 bags of rubbish on Peak District Spin and Bin ride Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:50:57
A cyclist has completed a 108-mile clean-up journey in the Peak District.

Alex Waddington was due to complete his Spin and Bin on the day of the summer solstice, but delayed his ride by a week as he didn’t feel prepared for the challenge

Mountain bothies remain closed despite imminent easing of travel limits Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:08:22
The charity that looks after more than 100 mountain shelters said its buildings would remain shut, despite the imminent easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland and Wales.

The Mountain Bothies Association said the continued closure applied in all three nations where it maintains the shelters

Alpkit reaches investment target in eight minutes as 1,380 customers buy shares Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:46:18
A crowdfunding scheme giving customers a chance to invest in one of the UK’s fastest growing outdoors brands raised double its target.

The offer to become shareholders in Alpkit reached its initial £750,000 goal in less than eight minutes of going live on Monday

Wainwright Striding Edge sketch sells for ‘record’ £10,200 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:12:02
A pen-and-ink sketch by the late author and artist Alfred Wainwright sold for what is believed to be a record price.

The drawing of Striding Edge was bought in an auction for £10,200 at the weekend

YHA to begin limited re-opening of English youth hostels in July Sun, 28 Jun 2020 14:01:35
Youth hostels in England will begin a limited re-opening in mid-July as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

The network of properties run by YHA (England & Wales) were closed on 23 March as the government-ordered lockdown began

North-East rescuers called out twice to aid injured Kielder mountain bikers Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:59:50
Rescuers in the North-East of England were called out on two successive days to help seriously injured mountain bikers.

Volunteers from the Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams had to wear full personal protective equipment in temperatures reaching 28C

Calder Valley rescuers have busiest day in their history on hottest day of year Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:34:25
A West Yorkshire rescue team had the busiest day in its history on the hottest day of the year so far.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called out four times on Thursday as temperatures hit the high 20s

Rescuers find body of walker after major search on Howgill Fells Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:05:05
Rescuers looking for a missing walker on the Howgill Fells discovered a body.

A major search operation was launched when the man failed to return from a walk on the hills, in the far western reaches of the Yorkshire Dales national park

Yorkshire Dales bosses plead with visitors not to trash the national park Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:43:26
Bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have pleaded with visitors not to trash the national park.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said visitors should take a fresh look at guidelines on social distancing and littering

On test: Rab Mythic Ultra sleeping bag reviewed Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:35:16
This recently introduced ultralight sleeping bag from Rab is ideal for fast-and-light travellers; with lockdown easing and camping on the horizon, we offer our thoughts

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