Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Injured Yorkshire Three Peaks walker found by police at home 60 miles away Sun, 20 Sep 2020 18:51:55
Rescuers searching for a mystery injured walker in the Yorkshire Dales were informed by police in the early hours that the woman was safe at home, 60 miles away.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out shortly after 9pm on Saturday when a walker called 999 to say her friend had fallen and injured herself while attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Bob Gore, inventor of Gore-Tex, dies aged 83 Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:32:01
The inventor of Gore-Tex, the waterproof material used in thousands of outdoor garments, has died.

Bob Gore passed away peacefully on Thursday, aged 83, following a long illness, his company said

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after tumbling down mountainside Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:00:30
A walker was airlifted to hospital after tumbling more than 160ft down a Lake District fellside.

The 54-year-old was on the Hanging Stone ridge of Base Brown above Seathwaite on Thursday when he fell

Local lockdown puts part of Brecon Beacons national park out of bounds Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:57:48
Parts of the Brecon Beacons national park will be out of bounds to visitors from Thursday evening.

New coronavirus rules introduced by the Welsh Government mean people will not be allowed to enter or leave the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council area without a reasonable excuse

Rescuers stretcher injured Lakeland walker to door of holiday cottage Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:25:42
Rescuers stretchered a walker to the door of her holiday accommodation after she injured herself on a Lakeland fell.

Members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team then settled her into a chair in the cottage

Ramblers launch campaign to guarantee green spaces ‘on people’s doorsteps’ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:04:20
The Ramblers, the campaigning charity that champions access to the countryside, is turning its attention to green areas on people’s doorsteps.

A survey commissioned by the organisation during the Covid-19 lockdown emphasised the public’s need to walk in green spaces close to where they live

Runner Sabrina Verjee sets new female Pennine Way record time Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:02:29
Athlete Sabrina Verjee has completed her run of the full length of the Pennine Way, comfortably beating her previous best time.

The Ambleside-based endurance runner reached Edale in the early hours of Tuesday, posting what is believed to be the fastest known time for a female runner to complete the 268-mile route

Lost Lakeland walkers’ What3words message ‘put them outside the UK’ Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:01:52
Rescuers pointed out the limitations of the What3words application after a group of walkers called for help when they got lost on the Lakeland fells.

The party of eight rang 999 on Saturday evening to say they were in difficulties in the central fells

Runner Sabrina Verjee heads south with an eye on Pennine Way time Sat, 12 Sep 2020 20:08:36
Endurance runner Sabrina Verjee has begun a challenge to run the Pennine Way in a personal best time.

The 39-year-old Ambleside-based long-distance specialist left Kirk Yetholm early on Saturday in a quest to cover the 268-mile route in record time

Walker dies after falling on Snowdon Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:01:43
A walker has died after falling on Wales’s highest mountain.

North Wales Police received several calls from people on the Pyg Track on Snowdon on Wednesday who had seen the walker fall a significant distance

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