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Border search team pair gear up for 109-mile Mountain Rescue Challenge

Imagine running a marathon. Not so tough, eh? Now imagine doing it in the middle of winter, carrying a pack over rough terrain in the mountains. A...

23 December 2015

Happy Christmas to you all from the grough team

The team here at grough would like to wish all our readers, customers and friends a happy Christmas. We hope you all have a fabulous festive season...

23 December 2015

Ordnance Survey takes quarter stake in Dennis Maps, printer of paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency has bought a 25 per cent stake in a company that prints its paper maps.

22 December 2015

Walkers warned after Storm Desmond puts Killiecrankie footbridge out of action

A popular Highland bridge is out of use after Storm Desmond damaged its foundations. The Green Footbridge at the Pass of Killiecrankie in Perthshir...

22 December 2015

Call 999 if you need us, says Edale team, after lost Kinder walkers phone base

A Peak District mountain rescue team urged outdoor enthusiasts to ring 999 if they needed help, after a group of lost walkers phoned the team’s base from the hill.

21 December 2015

Calder Valley rescuers launch mission to return Carl the Snail home after Carlisle floods

A rescue team has launched a mission to return a Cumbrian visitor to his home after the devastating floods of Storm Desmond.

20 December 2015

Derby rescue team receives £5,000 of kit to replace second-hand flood rescue gear

A mountain rescue team has received more than £5,000-worth of kit after being spotted using second-hand clothing during the recent Cumbria floods.

18 December 2015

People's Postcode Lottery will help Ramblers launch new walking festival

Walkers will get a boost next year thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. The Ramblers will use a £200,000 grant from the lottery t...

18 December 2015

Scottish avalanche service begins as full-depth slide hits Creag Meagaidh peak

It’s officially winter in the Scottish Highlands with the arrival of avalanche reports from today. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service is ...

17 December 2015

Cairngorms police appeal for help finding John Green, last seen in Ballater

Police are appealing for help in finding a walker in the Cairngorms. John Green has been reported missing after he was last seen yesterday. The ...

23 December 2015

Lake District flood warnings downgraded but more rain on way

Emergency services have stood down from their flood readiness in the Lake District as river levels recede.

23 December 2015

Veteran climbers Gwen Moffat and Angela Soper gain mountain council honours

Two veteran climbers have been made honorary members of the British Mountaineering Council. Gwen Moffat and Angela Soper were appointed following t...

22 December 2015

Mountaineers and police urge walkers and climbers to leave route details

Mountaineers have backed a police plea for outdoor enthusiasts to leave details of their intended route when heading for the hills.

21 December 2015

Mountain biker with chest injuries rescued after Grizedale Forest crash

A mountain biker was rescued from a Lake District trail after crashing and injuring himself. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12....

21 December 2015

Duddon and Furness rescuers raise more than £2,000 for Storm Desmond flood victims

Members of a mountain rescue team who took part in the operation to help Cumbria during Storm Desmond have raised more than £2,000 for flood victims.

20 December 2015

Source-to-sea adventurer Rod Wellington is Aquapac's outdoor champion

A man who has set himself a 15-year challenge to travel each of the seven continents’ longest river systems has received backing from an outdoor brand.

18 December 2015

Lake District car park charges waived as flood appeal fund tops £3 million

Charges at five car parks across the Lake District are being waived until after the New Year, to help attract visitors back to the area.

17 December 2015

Ornithology charity appeals for help as it reveals curlews at risk

One of the most distinctive UK moorland birds is at risk as numbers of the species plummet. The curlew has been placed on the British red list of b...

16 December 2015

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