Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Rescuers’ headtorch plea after walker rescued from Am Faochagach Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:48:59
Rescuers have emphasised the need for hill-goers to carry a headtorch after they were called out to search for an overdue walker.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 9.45pm on Tuesday after the man failed to return from a planned ascent of Am Faochagach, a few miles south-east of Ullapool


Entries open for 43-mile ’sprint’ up Pennine Way route Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:38:47
Runners who fancy a sprint with a difference are being offered a new challenge event along part of the Pennine Way.

But they will need plenty of stamina as the new Spine Sprint involves traversing 43 miles of the national trail


Covid fines for pair with young child who pitched tent on Yorkshire cliff edge Tue, 02 Mar 2021 01:13:10
Two people who pitched their tent next to unstable cliffs on the North Yorkshire coast have been given fixed penalties for breaking lockdown legislation.

The pair set up camp, with a young child, dangerously close to the 280ft drop near Port Mulgrave on the Cleveland Way national trail


Appeal launched to raise cash to rebuild Loch Leven bird hide after blaze Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:13:22
An online appeal has launched to raise cash to replace a popular bird hide destroyed by fire.

The Mill Hide stood on the shore of the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve, but was completely gutted by a blaze on 18 February


Outdoor Trade Show organisers confident summer event will go ahead Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:33:10
Organisers of the UK’s largest trade show for the outdoor industry say they are confident it will be able to take place this summer, as lockdown eases.

The Outdoor Trade Show is scheduled to be held in Merseyside at the end of June


Aim low: introducing The Huws, diminutive Welsh hills to pique your interest Mon, 01 Mar 2021 01:01:00
Hillwalking isn't necessarily about slogging to the top of the highest peaks; there's plenty of interest in Wales's less lofty summits


Two youths charged over deliberate fire at Loch Leven bird hide Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:06:36
Two youths have been charged after a fire that destroyed a prizewinning bird hide.

Police Scotland said a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged on Friday in connection with a deliberate fire at the hide on the shore of Loch Leven


New Berghaus ambassadors aim to promote diversity, inclusion and mental health Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:12:08
Outdoors brand Berghaus has appointed four new ambassadors with the aim of promoting diversity, inclusion and mental health.

The group, Rhiane Fatinikun, Ed Jackson, Zahrah Mahmood and Iona Rendall, have worked with the Sunderland-based company for some time, but have officially joined its team of brand ambassadors


Photo of Buttermere at dawn wins top prize in Wainwright Society contest Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:46:35
A picture of Buttermere shot at dawn has won the annual photographic competition run by the Wainwright Society.

And a mono image of Langdale Pikes was deemed runner-up in the contest


Friends of Lake District say Ullock Moss car park conflicts national park policies Tue, 23 Feb 2021 21:35:47
Campaigners say a proposed permanent car park near the foot of a popular Lakeland fell has polarised arguments.

Friends of the Lake District pointed out that the facility at Ullock Moss near Portinscale is in contravention of the national park’s planning policies


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