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Snowdonia closes its most popular mountains in response to Covid-19 crisis

Snowdonia’s most popular mountains are being closed to the public with immediate effect. The national park authority announced it was stopping ac...

25 March 2020

Peak District boss pleads: stay away from our national park

The boss of England’s oldest national park has pleaded with visitors to stay away. Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Sarah Fo...

24 March 2020

Lakeland walker rescued after slip leads to leg injury

A walker was rescued after slipping on a Lake District path and injuring his leg. The 79-year-old was descending Cat Gill above Borrowdale on Sunda...

23 March 2020

Mountain council: 'hillwalking and climbing on hold' as Covid-19 closures gather pace

The British Mountaineering Council has said hillwalking and climbing should be put on hold during the present coronavirus crisis.

23 March 2020

Outdoor bodies say: stay close to home to walk or ride

A group of major outdoor organisations in the UK has echoed the Prime Minister’s advice for the public to exercise close to home.

23 March 2020

Snowdonia bosses threaten to close trails as crowds flock to its mountains

National park bosses in Snowdonia may have to close trails and car parks if the public fails to heed government advice to curtail travel.

22 March 2020

Lochaber rescue team: 'stay off our mountains during Covid-19 crisis'

A Highland rescue team has urged outdoor enthusiasts to stay away from its mountains during the coronavirus crisis.

21 March 2020

Walker airlifted to hospital after injuring knee on Lakeland fell

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself on a Lakeland fell. The 20-year-old from Worcestershire was descending from Grisedale Tar...

21 March 2020

Keswick Mountain Festival postponed for 12 months due to Covid-19

Keswick Mountain Festival will not take place this year, organisers have announced. The festival, which was due to run over three days in May, has ...

20 March 2020

This year's Outdoor Trade Show falls victim to Covid-19

The UK’s biggest trade gathering for the outdoor industry will not take place this year. The Outdoor Trade Show had been scheduled to take place ...

24 March 2020

Firefighters diverted from virus work after controlled burning causes wild fire

Fire chiefs have called for all controlled moorland burning to be halted after a blaze on the Pennine hills.

23 March 2020

Team advises stranded snapper to 'go home' after Tryfan rescue

A poorly equipped hillgoer had to be rescued after getting stuck on a Snowdonia mountain. Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was called out ...

23 March 2020

Lakeland cyclist dies after crashing on Honister Pass

A cyclist has died after crashing on a Lake District pass. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident on the Honister Pass about 1...

23 March 2020

Mountain rescuers plead: help our volunteers stay healthy during Covid-19 crisis

Volunteer rescuers in England and Wales have issued updated advice for anyone heading for the hills. Many mountain rescue team members have day job...

22 March 2020

Cumbria police urge tourists not to come to Lake District during Covid-19 crisis

Police in the Lake District have urged visitors to stay away from the area. Cumbria Constabulary said tourists should stay at home. A spokespers...

21 March 2020

Outdoor Industries Association to lobby government to limit Covid-19 impacts

The umbrella body for the outdoors industry said it is needs to work with government departments to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the industry.

21 March 2020

Lomond bosses say visitors can still enjoy national park's open spaces

Bosses in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs national park said visitors can still enjoy the fresh air and exercise opportunities offered by its outdoor spaces.

20 March 2020

Mountain bothies charity: 'use commonsense' in deciding whether to use shelters

The Mountain Bothies Association said anyone planning to use one of its buildings should use their own judgement as to whether to go ahead in the light of the Covid-19 epidemic.

20 March 2020

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