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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Walker suffers multiple injuries in Helvellyn fall Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:43:42
A walker suffered numerous injuries after she slipped and tumbled 50ft on England’s third-highest mountain.

Rescuers warned that the Lake District fell tops are still in winter condition, with patches of hard, slippery snow

Rescuers praise resilience of group trapped in freezing Yorkshire Dales cave for 26 hours Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:47:50
Rescuers have released more details about a major operation to save five cavers trapped below ground in the Yorkshire Dales at the weekend.

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association said the incident was the largest and most complex caving rescue it had been involved in for some years

Calder Valley team’s four-legged members retire after more than 10 years’ service Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:18:47
Two long-serving members of a rescue team have retired after numerous missions.

Four-legged friends Nell and Pepper have each assisted the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team for more than 10 years

Scots hillgoers asked to pledge price of a bobble hat to ‘Mend Our Mountains’ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:32:19
Hillgoers are being asked to spare the price of a bobble hat – to improve conditions underfoot on two of Scotland’s mountains.

Mountaineering Scotland is seeking to raise £100,000 for its part of the Britain-wide Mend Our Mountains campaign

On test: waterproof trousers reviewed Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:28:31
The UK climate makes a pair of waterproof trousers an essential piece of outdoor kit. So how well did our test pants perform in typically British weather?

Three teams in operation to find five lost Yorkshire Dales cavers trapped for 26 hours Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:21:37
A major rescue operation to locate a group of lost cavers in the Yorkshire Dales ended successfully when they were brought to the surface unharmed.

The five cavers were cold but otherwise safe when they were found in the Providence Pot system in upper Wharfedale

Five young walkers rescued from Helvellyn summit after hypothermia concerns Sun, 11 Mar 2018 12:13:01
A group of young walkers was rescued from England’s third-highest mountain after getting into difficulties in bad weather.

The five inexperienced hillgoers from East Anglia called for help from the summit shelter of Helvellyn on Saturday when one of the party began suffering in the cold and wet conditions

Yorkshire Dales report points finger at grouse moors for bird of prey decline Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:30:57
A report compiled by national park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales points a finger at the management of grouse moors for the decline in birds of prey in their areas.

North Yorkshire, a large part of which falls under the national park authority, has the dubious distinction of the worst county in England for raptor persecution

Women’s anthology Waymaking aims to step up gender balance in outdoor writing Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:03:20
Outdoors publisher Vertebrate has marked International Women’s Day by announcing an anthology of women’s work.

Waymaking, a timely anthology of prose, poetry and artwork from 50 women inspired by nature and the outdoors, aims to reform the gender balance in outdoor adventure literature

Bridgedale unveils its first waterproof sock range for outdoor fans Wed, 07 Mar 2018 21:13:42
A new range of socks from Bridgedale will incorporate a waterproof membrane for the first time

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