Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Keswick to Thelkeld trail reopens five years after Storm Desmond hit route Fri, 04 Dec 2020 18:46:55
A popular Lake District trail has reopened five years after Storm Desmond destroyed parts of its route.

Renovation and improvement of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail has cost £7.9m


Yorkshire Dales bosses issue advice as Covid-19 tiers come into force Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:26:14
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have issued updated advice after the introduction of a tier system of restrictions in England.

The Dales’ two authority areas, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, fall into tier-two coronavirus categories of high alert


Cadair Idris walkers who called for help ‘were unprepared for conditions’ Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:48:07
Rescuers said two ill prepared walkers in difficulties on Cadair Idris were fortunate not to have had a worse outcome.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were alerted about 2.30pm on Monday after Dyfed Powys Police received a fragmented call suggesting walkers were in trouble on the mountain


Helvellyn couple rescued after being caught out by mist and darkness Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:03:00
A couple were rescued were rescue from the Helvellyn range after getting lost in mist and being caught out by nightfall.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5.10pm on Sunday when the pair called for help


Royal Marines aid injured teen after fall on Whernside Mon, 30 Nov 2020 20:41:51
A group of Royal Marines went to the aid of a teenager who fell while descending Yorkshire’s highest mountain.

The 14-year-old girl slipped and tumbled five or six metres down the steep path on Whernside on Sunday


Two injured walkers and cragfast man rescued from Pillar in six-hour operation Mon, 30 Nov 2020 20:00:18
Three walkers were rescued from a Lake District mountain in a major night-time operation lasting six hours.

Two of the men suffered injuries in significant falls and the third was stuck in a precarious position on steep ground


On test: Leatherman Free T4 multi-tool reviewed Mon, 30 Nov 2020 01:24:56
Leatherman's small but sturdy multi-tool is a good addition to the backpacker's rucksack as well as being useful round the house


Couple on date call for help after getting stuck on Helvellyn Sat, 28 Nov 2020 14:02:12
A couple on a date in the Lake District had to be rescued after they got stuck on steep ground on Helvellyn.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 8pm on Thursday when the pair were reported to be cragfast on Striding Edge


Major European outdoor brands join in ‘Green Friday’ fundraiser for eco-projects Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:08:46
Some of Europe’s biggest outdoor brands are using Black Friday to raise cash for conservation causes.

Seventeen members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association are taking part in the organisation’s Green Friday fundraiser


Mountain man Kílian Jornet attempts new 24-hour challenge: running on the flat Thu, 26 Nov 2020 20:57:06
Record-breaking mountain runner Kílian Jornet is planning a new challenge outside his comfort zone: running on the flat.

The Catalan athlete, who in 2018 posted a new record for the Bob Graham Round in the Lake District, will attempt to break the record for the longest track run in 24 hours


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