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Dales walker airlifted after suffering leg injury on Barbon Low Fell

A woman was rescued from a fell in the western Dales after injuring her leg. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out by Cumbria p...

27 December 2016

Happy Christmas from all of us at grough

We wish all of our readers and followers a happy festive season and an active outdoors yuletide. We hope you’ve had a great year on the hills and...

23 December 2016

Detective work uncovers tragic story behind name of Policeman Crag in Lake District

Detective work by a member of Cumbria police’s staff has uncovered the story behind a Lakeland landmark’s name.

20 December 2016

Team warns against using only phones for navigation after Bleaklow rescue

Rescuers warned walkers not to rely solely on mobile phones for their navigation after a couple had to be rescued from the slopes of the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

19 December 2016

Ex-Army major James Stuart to take over as head of Lomond national park

A former infantry officer and boss of the Royal Yachting Association is taking over as head of Scotland’s first national park.

16 December 2016

Winter arrives as Scottish avalanche service begins for Highland hillgoers

A vital winter service for hillgoers in Scotland resumes on Friday. Reports for six mountain areas will begin on the Scottish Avalanche Information...

15 December 2016

WATCH Nikki Bradley tackle knife-edge promontory The Sturrall on crutches

A woman who walks with the aid of crutches has completed a daring traverse of a knife-edge ocean headland as part of her fitness campaign.

14 December 2016

More than 100 rescuers take part in training conference Cairngorms 'incident'

More than 100 mountain rescuers put their skills into practice dealing with a large-scale incident in the Cairngorms.

13 December 2016

Yorkshire Dales walker rescued after getting lost near Cam Houses

A walker was rescued after getting lost in the dark and low cloud in the Yorkshire Dales. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out...

11 December 2016

Competition watchdog begins probe into GO Outdoors takeover by JD Sports

The UK’s competition watchdog has begun an investigation into the takeover of a major outdoors retailer.

23 December 2016

Calder Valley rescuers prepare for future floods with £13,000 gear and training boost

A rescue team based in an area repeatedly hit by flooding has invested £13,000 in equipment and training to help in future incidents.

21 December 2016

Rescuers praise Cheviot Hills walker for helping save life of unconscious man

Rescuers have praised a walker for helping to save a man’s life during an incident in the Cheviot Hills.

20 December 2016

Coast to Coast pair rescued after getting lost in dark using Google Maps

A couple were rescued from the Coast to Coast Walk route after getting lost in the dark. The pair were using Google Maps to navigate when they beca...

18 December 2016

Injured Peak District mountain biker meets lifesaving 'mystery walker'

A mountain biker was reunited with a walker who helped save his life after a Peak District accident. Shyamenda Purslow spent weeks in intensive car...

16 December 2016

Wainwright Society will fund repairs to author's favoured High Street ascent path

Aficionados of the late fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright will fund repairs to a Lakeland path he called a connoisseur’s route.

14 December 2016

Youth hostels boss Caroline White announces she will step down

The boss who has overseen the transformation of a youth hostel charity has announced she will step down.

13 December 2016

Mountaineers call on Lomond national park board to delay 'appalling' wild-camping scheme

Mountaineers are calling on national park authority members to delay the implementation of ‘appalling’ new rules that mean campers could be landed with a criminal record.

11 December 2016

Britain's Olympic climbers face 12-month wait to learn their funding fate

Britain’s top climbers will have to wait another year to find out how much funding they will receive in their quest for medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

09 December 2016

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