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Bergans of Norway kits out Lake District felltop assessors

The Lake District's felltop assessors have been kitted out with gear from Bergans of Norway to protect them on their daily trips up Helvellyn.

HMS Gannet crest will hang in new Bristow helicopter rescue crews' base

The crest of the former Royal Navy helicopter rescue base will hang in the new civilian service’s crewroom in recognition of the history and heritage of the Scottish operation.

Outdoor fans urged to have a Grand Day Out to help flood victims and rescuers

Mountaineering legend Sir Chris Bonington is leading an event organised by the outdoors community to help Cumbrians who suffered during the recent floods.

Frantic Christmas for Edale team as two brought from hills and flood victims rescued

A Peak District rescuer has described his team’s work helping ensure the safety of flood victims across the North of England, and rescuing an injured walker and a man lost on the national park’s highest hill.

Mountain rescuers from across country in action as floods hit northern England

Volunteers from mountain rescue and search teams from across the country have been taking a crucial role during some of the worst floods in living memory in northern England.

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...

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.

Litter-picking boss urges Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers to keep hills clean

An outdoors events organiser is urging walkers in the Yorkshire Dales to do their bit and pick up litter.

Rescuers warn walkers heading to Lakeland hills as floods and 100mph winds loom

Rescuers have warned walkers to think carefully before heading for the Lake District hills this weekend.

Blencathra pair 'very lucky' after 65ft fall on Sharp Edge

Two walkers who fell from a Lake District mountain were described as very lucky by rescuers. One of the men fell 20m (65ft) from Sharp Edge on Blen...

Happy New Year from everyone at grough!

Everyone here at grough would like to wish all our readers and friends a happy New Year. We’d like to thank you all for visiting us in 2015 and h...

Thirty mountain rescuers from three team join search for missing woman Sally Allan

Three mountain rescue teams have taken part in a major search for a woman missing in Northumberland. Sally Allan has not been seen since she left h...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

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...

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.

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.

Mountain rescuers converge on Cumbria as Storm Desmond prompts red alert

Mountain rescue teams from across the North of England and beyond have converged on Cumbria to help in the response to some of the worst flooding seen for a decade.

John Muir Trust celebrates judicial review victory in fight against Stronelairg windfarm

A leading conservation charity has won a legal battle against Scottish Ministers approval of a controversial windfarm proposal.

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