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John Muir Trust urges Holyrood to introduce carbon-capture tax on land

Conservation charity the John Muir Trust is calling on the Scottish Government to introduce a natural carbon-capture tax on large estates in the nation.

19 March 2021

Three Peaks Race postponed to October due to Covid-19 pandemic

Organisers of a historic endurance race in the Yorkshire Dales have put back the postponed event’s date by a further fortnight.

18 March 2021

Scottish mountain rescuers complete £1m radio replacement project

Mountain rescuers in Scotland have completed a £1m project to replace their communication radios. All 24 teams belonging to the Scottish Mountain ...

16 March 2021

Snowdonia rescuers offer advice after Cwm Idwal caprine callout

Rescuers in Snowdonia have issued advice on identifying casualties after a recent caprine callout. Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was al...

12 March 2021

Lockdown forces Cave Rescue Organisation to cancel Ingleborough Challenge event

A rescue team in the Yorkshire Dales has cancelled its annual fundraising challenge event because of lockdown restrictions.

11 March 2021

Woman's safety warning after 15-minute Brecon Beacons walk becomes six-hour ordeal

A walker has spoken of her terrifying experience getting lost on a Brecon Beacons hill. She urged others not to make the same mistake as she did ...

08 March 2021

Great North Air Ambulance appeals for help with cost of new helicopter

A charity whose helicopters have flown to the aid of numerous outdoors enthusiasts is appealing to the public to help fund a replacement aircraft.

05 March 2021

Entries open for 43-mile 'sprint' up Pennine Way route

Runners who fancy a sprint with a difference are being offered a new challenge event along part of the Pennine Way.

02 March 2021

Appeal launched to raise cash to rebuild Loch Leven bird hide after blaze

An online appeal has launched to raise cash to replace a popular bird hide destroyed by fire. The Mill Hide stood on the shore of the Loch Leven Na...

01 March 2021

Charge for use of Islay shelter as bothies charity returns building to estate

A remote Hebridean shelter is being taken out of the care of the Mountain Bothies Association. The owners of An Cladach bothy on Islay will run a b...

19 March 2021

Appoint recreation champion, say outdoor groups, ahead of Holyrood elections

A coalition of outdoor groups is calling for the Scottish Government to appoint an outdoor recreation champion.

17 March 2021

Top landscape photographers' works auctioned to help injured rescuer Chris Lewis

A group of top landscape photographers is helping raise cash for a mountain rescuer badly injured during a callout.

15 March 2021

Yorkshire Dales bosses 'shocked but not surprised' by double buzzard shooting

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said it was shocked but not surprised at details of the shooting of two buzzards revealed by investigators.

11 March 2021

Rab and Lowe Alpine lend support for visa-free EU travel for climbers

The company behind two major outdoor brands is urging the public to support moves to allow professional climbers and mountaineers to travel more easily in the European Union.

10 March 2021

Rab to host Monday film premiere to mark International Women's Day

Outdoors brand Rab is to host a film premiere to mark International Women’s Day 2021. The online screening of Over the Edge will take place on th...

07 March 2021

Rescuers' headtorch plea after walker rescued from Am Faochagach

Rescuers have emphasised the need for hill-goers to carry a headtorch after they were called out to search for an overdue walker.

03 March 2021

Covid fines for pair with young child who pitched tent on Yorkshire cliff edge

Two people who pitched their tent next to unstable cliffs on the North Yorkshire coast have been given fixed penalties for breaking lockdown legislation.

02 March 2021

Outdoor Trade Show organisers confident summer event will go ahead

Organisers of the UK’s largest trade show for the outdoor industry say they are confident it will be able to take place this summer, as lockdown eases.

01 March 2021

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