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Outdoor groups' dismay as Scots minister approves more Lomond camping bans

Mountaineers’ and walkers’ organisations have reacted with dismay at the Scottish Government’s approval of a camping ban in parts of a national park.

Birthday boy Javed Bhatti on course to complete remarkable Pennine Way double

Ultrarunner Javed Bhatti is on course to complete a remarkable winter double run of the Pennine Way this weekend.

Kendal Mountain Festival's 14,000 visitors boosted local economy by £2m

Visitors to one of the UK’s leading outdoor events boosted the local economy by £2m, a survey found.

Climbers plucked from avalanche-prone Snowdonia crag after night on mountain

Two climbers were plucked from an avalanche-prone Snowdonia gully after spending the night in sub-zero temperatures on the mountain.

Missing man Terence Kilbride found safe and well in Aberdeen

An outdoors enthusiast missing in Aberdeenshire has been found safe and well. Police thanked the public for its overwhelming response after Terence...

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.

Dave Tighe's half marathon run will help rescuers who saved his life in Lakeland accident

A man who nearly lost his life in a paragliding crash in the Lake District is planning to run a half-marathon to raise cash for his rescuers.

Berghaus's new Extrem 8000 Pro Jacket strikes gold with ISPO award

An innovative high-end waterproof jacket from Berghaus's Extrem range impressed judges at the giant Munich trade show.

Gourmet Forestia outdoor meals launched, with option of self-heating bag

A little luxury on camp is no bad thing, and Forestia aims to be cut above the usual outdoor food...

Jobs will go as National Trust for Scotland announces major restructure

Scotland’s largest conservation charity has announced plans for a major reorganisation, decentralising decision making and its simplifying management structure.

Coniston rescuers reveal 2015 was busiest in team's 69-year history

Another Cumbrian rescue team has revealed it had a record-breaking year for callouts. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team dealt with 66 incidents in 2015...

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.


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