Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Parts of Snowdonia to be subject to travel ban as government lockdown extended Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:51:28
Parts of Snowdonia national park will be put into lockdown from Thursday evening.

The Welsh Government has announced four authority areas in north Wales will be added to those in south Wales where bans on people entering and leaving the boroughs are in place


Man dies after collapsing on Lake District mountain Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:09:01
A man has died after collapsing on a Lake District mountainside.

The 61-year-old was descending the path on Carl Side on Skiddaw on Sunday when he became unwell


The future of mountain rescues: a Jet Suit paramedic? Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:03:56
Injured Lake District hillwalkers could soon see a futuristic rescuer coming to their aid.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service said a simulated exercise in which a pilot wearing a Jet Suit flew to a ‘casualty’ on the fells was successful


Rescuers searching for missing Cheviots hillwalker find man’s body Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:15:33
Rescuers searching for a missing hillwalker in the Cheviot Hills discovered the body of the man.

The operation to find the 85-year-old took place over two days and involved 45 volunteer mountain rescuers across a large area of the Northumberland national park


Rescuers’ weather warning to hillgoers after Lakeland walker spends night on fells Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:01:56
Rescuers in the Lake District are warning hillgoers of cooler conditions after a walker spent the night on the fells.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 3.15pm on Sunday when a man was reported overdue


November gathering abandoned as Kendal Mountain Festival goes online-only Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:32:31
This year’s Kendal Mountain Festival will take place only online.

Organisers of one of the UK’s largest outdoors events took the decision not to go ahead with the gathering in the Cumbrian town, scheduled for November


Exhausted Lakeland runner rescued after wife raises alarm with Derbyshire police Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:00:16
An exhausted runner in the Lake District was rescued after his wife rang Derbyshire police to raise the alarm.

The 46-year-old was attempting to run the Coast to Coast path when he got into difficulties on the Haweswater section on Tuesday


Rescuers turn detective to find lost Lake Vyrnwy walkers Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:46:46
Rescuers had to use detective work to find two walkers lost with a poor phone signal above a lake in north Wales.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 5.30pm on Tuesday when the man and woman from Northampton reported themselves lost in mist above Lake Vyrnwy


Further section of Brecon Beacons national park added to coronavirus no-go areas Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:48:26
A further section of the Brecon Beacons national park has been put into lockdown, meaning people will not be allowed to enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse.

The movement restrictions in the Merthyr Tydfil county borough came into force at 6pm on Tuesday


Outdoor Trade Show decamps to new Merseyside venue for 2021 Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:20:02
Britain’s largest trade gathering for the outdoor industries is decamping to Merseyside.

Organisers of the Outdoor Trade Show said next year’s event will take place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool


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