Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Kendal prepares for Britain’s biggest outdoors festival with star-studded line-up Sat, 10 Nov 2018 21:06:37
Kendal is gearing up for the annual influx of thousands of visitors to Britain’s biggest mountain festival.

Organisers are promising a star-studded line-up of speakers, including a potential Olympic climbing team member and the man who took part in the successful cave rescue of trapped schoolboys in Thailand


Kendal mountain rescuers welcome ‘Eric’ to the team Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:41:43
Cumbrian rescuers have welcomed their new addition Eric to the team.

Eric is a brand new control vehicle that has gone into service with Kendal Mountain Rescue Team after a fundraising campaign


Appeal underway to raise cash to replace missing Blencathra trig circle Sat, 10 Nov 2018 15:22:01
A man is raising funds to replace an Ordnance Survey ring that disappeared from the summit of Blencathra in the Lake District.

John Beamson’s appeal is currently two-thirds of the way towards its target of £1,000


On test: camp foods reviewed Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:56:27
We've slaved over a hot camp stove to evaluate 15 different prepared foods: breakfasts, main meals and desserts, to find the top outdoor cuisine


Lake District planners give go-ahead to 1km-long zipwire at Honister Wed, 07 Nov 2018 20:47:46
Planners in the Lake District have given the green light to a zipwire despite officers recommending the application be refused.

The national park authority’s development control committee voted seven to three in favour of the tourist attraction at Honister


Survey shows most Scots want more protection for their scenic landscapes Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:46:08
Nine out of ten people surveyed in Scotland said large-scale industrial developments should be subject to restrictions in the nation’s most important landscapes.

A similar proportion expressed pride at Scotland’s scenic landscapes, yet most people were ignorant of one of the most important designations of these areas


Missing Brontë moors walker Stephen Wright found after huge search by 11 teams Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:50:23
A missing walker was found with only minor injuries after spending the night on the Brontë moors in West Yorkshire.

Peter Wright had contacted his wife to say he was lost on Monday evening after going walking on the hills above Stanbury


Police appeal for sightings of walker Stephen Wright, missing on Brontë moors Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:52:19
Police are appealing for sightings of a walker who has gone missing on the Brontë moors.

Stephen Wright contacted his wife on Monday evening to say he had got lost while walking from Stanbury, near Haworth in West Yorkshire


Mountain Equipment brand founder Peter Hutchinson dies, aged 81 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:11:19
Pioneer of outdoor gear and founder of the Mountain Equipment brand Peter Hutchinson has died, aged 81.

Mr Hutchinson went on to set up another brand, PHD to create high quality clothing and sleeping bags


Scottish mountain rescuers ‘overwhelmed’ by support after helicopter complaints Sun, 04 Nov 2018 20:51:28
Four Scottish mountain rescue teams who voiced their concerns over the level of support from the UK’s search and rescue helicopters said they have been overwhelmed by support they received.

They also said Police Scotland have responded positively to the volunteers’ complaints


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