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Dundonnell team holds online training session for members during Covid-19 lockdown

A Scottish rescue team has held its first online training session. Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team, in common with other volunteer teams, normally ...

08 April 2020

Firefighters tackle second blaze in two weeks at Pennine moorland site

Firefighters are battling a moorland blaze at the same site as a similar wildfire two weeks ago. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said 10 fir...

06 April 2020

Dales boss: people shouldn't be penalised for handful who ignore Covid-19 rules

Bosses in the Yorkshire Dales said a handful of visitors had ignored instructions not to travel, but the national park was generally quiet.

05 April 2020

GO Outdoors rebrands with GO Indoors message as warmer weekend looms

The UK’s biggest outdoors retailer is urging people to stay at home this weekend, as forecasters predict warmer weather.

03 April 2020

National Trust for Scotland appoints museum director Philip Long as next chief

The National Trust for Scotland has appointed a museum director as its next chief executive. Philip Long will take over the post when the current b...

02 April 2020

Welsh groups warn Covid-19 measures risk 'stigmatising' outdoor fans

A group of outdoor organisations has called on the Welsh Government to issue advice on taking outdoor exercise, as those making safe use of paths and green spaces risk becoming stigmatised.

31 March 2020

Ultrarunner airlifted from Lakeland fell plans runs to raise cash for air ambulance

An ultrarunner who was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering multiple seizures has vowed to raise cash for the air ambulance service that rescued her.

30 March 2020

Scottish avalanche forecasters halt public reports during Covid-19 crisis

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service has stopped issuing public reports as walkers are warned to stay off the mountains during the Covid-19 crisis.

27 March 2020

Edale rescuers 'dismayed' at number travelling to area to walk during Covid-19 outbreak

Rescuers in the Peak District said they are dismayed by the number of people still travelling to the area despite the government edict to stay at home.

26 March 2020

Mountain rescuers' plea to stay at home at Easter after walkers ignore travel advice

The body representing mountain rescuers south of the border expressed disappointment that walkers had been ignoring advice and travelling to national parks during the coronavirus crisis.

08 April 2020

Future grim for mountain professionals as virus crisis cuts earnings by almost £60m

A study by a British Mountain Guide has estimated the loss in earnings of UK outdoor professionals because of the coronavirus pandemic at £58.8m.

06 April 2020

Mountaineering council considers 'virtual' annual meeting during Covid-19 crisis

The British Mountaineering Council is considering holding its annual meeting in a ‘virtual’ form this year.

04 April 2020

Yorkshire Dales boss uses emergency powers to adopt radical carbon plan

The boss of the Yorkshire Dales national park has used his emergency powers to commit the authority to a major carbon-reduction plan.

03 April 2020

Kathmandu's 1 April dress keeps Paula snug during sub-zero wedding

This time last year, we featured New Zealand brand Kathmandu’s revolutionary Gore-Tex wedding dress, unveiled on 1 April.

01 April 2020

Peak District bosses plead with residents not to block paths during Covid-19 crisis

National park bosses in the Peak District said rights of way should not be blocked or closed during the coronavirus crisis.

31 March 2020

Dales bosses thank visitors for staying away but warn against blocking paths

National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have thanked people who heeded pleas to stay away from the area.

29 March 2020

Police mount vehicle checks to reinforce message that national parks are closed

Police in Cumbria said officers in the Lake District will be stopping motorists to ask if their travel is essential.

27 March 2020

Peak District boss calls for a halt to moorland burning during Covid-19 crisis

A national park boss has called for a halt to moorland burning while the coronavirus crisis puts extra strain on emergency services.

25 March 2020

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