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Happy New Year from everyone at grough!

The team at grough would like to wish you a happy New Year. Thanks to everyone who has helped make 2016 an eventful year. We hope you’ve all enjo...

31 December 2016

Rescuers lend torches to lost Ingleborough walkers as group led to safety

Rescuers had to lend a group of walkers headtorches to reach safety after they got lost on the slopes of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

30 December 2016

Rescuers rig up rope system to aid injured walker at Aira Force

Rescuers rigged up a rope system during a callout to a walker with a suspected broken arm at a Lake District beauty spot.

28 December 2016

Peak District walker knocked out after being blown over by wind

A walker was knocked unconscious when he was blown over while walking in strong winds in the Peak District.

27 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

Central Beacons rescuers' veteran Huw Jones appointed MBE in New Year's Honours

A man who has served as a mountain rescue volunteer for more than 35 years has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours.

30 December 2016

Injured walker airlifted from Ingleborough after slip on ice

A walker was airlifted from one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks after injuring himself. The 38-year-old slipped on ice while coming down from Inglebor...

30 December 2016

Blencathra walkers rescued after getting stuck on steep ground

A couple were rescued from a Lake District fell after getting stuck on steep ground. A woman walking with her partner and their two dogs called for...

27 December 2016

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

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