Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
On test: MSR Elixir 1 tent reviewed Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:23:00
MSR describes its new Elixir 1 as the brand's 'most livable' one-person tent. So we lived in it to see... just for a few days


Rob Sinclair and Sophie Grant triumph in Lakes Sky Ultra race Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:55:58
Scottish runner Rob Sinclair has won the annual Lakes Sky Ultra race, with New Zealand-born Sophie Grant taking the women’s title.

The race is part of the UK Skyrunning series, which combines mountain running with alpinism, with runners having to contend with scrambling or rock-climbing on the routes


On test: Pacsafe Dry 15L Anti-theft Portable Safe reviewed Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:52:16
This little pack will guard against both criminals and the weather


Three Nikwax athletes tackle 7,000km challenge to inspire you to do more outdoors Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:09:29
A team of three international athletes is currently heading north as part of an outdoors brand’s efforts to inspire people to get active in the countryside.

Markus Stitz, Jenny Tough and Fredrika Ek will cycle 7,000km, walk the same distance and camp throughout Europe as part of the #DoMoreWithNikwax challenge


Lakeland walker rescued after fainting during Cat Bells ascent Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:16:58
A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after fainting in warm weather.

The 58-year-old was ascending Cat Bells when he collapsed


Police launch international social media campaign to solve Pennine Way body mystery Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:25:21
Police are turning to the international social media community to try to solve a mystery death in the Yorkshire Dales.

The body of a woman was found by walkers near the Pennine Way 14 years ago, but her identity has never been established


Rescuers urge caution after swimmer dies in plunge into Lakeland quarry Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:47:40
Rescuers have warned of the dangers of wild swimming after a man died in a disused Lake District quarry.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out to Hodge Close Quarry shortly before 6pm on Tuesday, where a swimmer had failed to surface from the pond at the site, near High Tilberthwaite


Runner Kílian Jornet smashes Bob Graham Round record set 36 years ago Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:14:58
Catalan ultrarunner Kílian Jornet has smashed a Lakeland challenge record that stood for 36 years.

The 30-year-old completed the Bob Graham Round of 42 Cumbrian peaks in a conditional time of 12hrs 52mins


Sky lanterns launch abandoned over Peak District wildfire concerns Sun, 08 Jul 2018 16:26:33
Plans to release thousands of sky lanterns on the edge of the Peak District have been abandoned because of the fire risk.

Tinder-dry moorland conditions have led to several large wildfires in the area, and authorities raised concerns that the event would spark further blazes


Climber tops ‘lucky-to-be-alive charts’ after Thurlstone quarry collapse Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:09:28
A climber is lucky to be alive after a large section of quarry disappeared from beneath his feet as he was preparing to abseil down the rockface.

The man was with a friend at Thurlstone Quarry near Penistone in South Yorkshire on Wednesday when part of the ground collapsed


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