Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
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


Dave Morris and Mikayla Parton honoured in Fort William fesitval awards Sat, 20 Feb 2021 21:19:33
A long-time campaigner for outdoors rights has been recognised for his work.

Former Ramblers Scotland director Dave Morris has received the Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture


Shock and sadness after Loch Leven bird hide destroyed by fire Fri, 19 Feb 2021 20:43:05
A nature reserve manager said he is shocked and saddened after an award-winning bird hide at a popular Scottish nature reserve was destroyed by fire.

The structure was destroyed by the blaze on Thursday evening, which is believed to have been started deliberately


Fellwalking spaniel Max awarded animal ‘OBE’ for his virtual therapy work Fri, 19 Feb 2021 19:53:45
A dog whose fell-going adventures have helped support and comfort thousands of people has been awarded the animal equivalent of the OBE.

English springer spaniel Max received the PDSA’s Order of Merit on Friday in a virtual ceremony


Yorkshire Dales bosses remind public lockdown travel restrictions still in force Thu, 18 Feb 2021 20:54:19
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have urged people not to jump the gun by travelling to the area as pressure to ease lockdown grows.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said police in the area will again be enforcing lockdown restrictions this weekend


Rescuers plead with public not to put themselves in harm’s way Wed, 17 Feb 2021 20:47:22
Rescuers have pleaded with walkers to think carefully before they head out for their daily exercise.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team said members of its local community should ask themselves vital questions about their skills and gear, to avoid becoming a rescue statistic


Appeal for injured rescuer Chris Lewis tops £½m target in less than 36 hours Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:09:38
An appeal for funds to help a mountain rescuer severely injured during a callout has reached its £½m target in less than 36 hours.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said the public response to the Chris Lewis Support Fund has been incredibly impressive


Rescuers aim to raise £½m for injured Patterdale team member Chris Lewis Tue, 16 Feb 2021 12:13:46
Mountain rescuers have set up an online fundraising page to support a team member who was seriously injured in a callout.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team member Chris Lewis fell 500ft during an incident on Red Screes, leaving him with life-changing injuries


On test: Komperdell Carbon Expedition FXP4 Vario walking poles reviewed Sun, 14 Feb 2021 21:26:52
Self-deploying folding poles from the Austrian brand that snap into locked position make for rapid availability when needed


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