Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
National Trust for Scotland appoints museum director Philip Long as next chief Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:01:26
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 boss Simon Skinner retires in July


Kathmandu’s 1 April dress keeps Paula snug during sub-zero wedding Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:04:08
This time last year, we featured New Zealand brand Kathmandu’s revolutionary Gore-Tex wedding dress, unveiled on 1 April.

Ha-di-ha, eh?


Welsh groups warn Covid-19 measures risk ’stigmatising’ outdoor fans Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:59:19
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.

The 16 groups, including Ramblers Cymru, British Mountaineering Council and the Open Spaces Society, said legislation introduced to deal with the coronavirus crisis should not be used by landowners to completely shut down access


Peak District bosses plead with residents not to block paths during Covid-19 crisis Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:17:51
National park bosses in the Peak District said rights of way should not be blocked or closed during the coronavirus crisis.

The authority said it was concerned that it has received reports of people seeking to impose unauthorised closures, preventing local people accessing green space


Ultrarunner airlifted from Lakeland fell plans runs to raise cash for air ambulance Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:56:51
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.

Nicky Ridley of Milnthorpe in Cumbria was taking part in the Lakes Mountain 42 event with her husband last year when she collapsed


Dales bosses thank visitors for staying away but warn against blocking paths Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:20:30
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have thanked people who heeded pleas to stay away from the area.

But the authority said residents should not try to block footpaths and car parks, and strident messages put up in some areas were ‘unhelpful’


Scottish avalanche forecasters halt public reports during Covid-19 crisis Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:51:14
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service has stopped issuing public reports as walkers are warned to stay off the mountains during the Covid-19 crisis.

SAIS said it will continue to provide information for emergency services, but ceased posting avalanche information on its website earlier this week


Police mount vehicle checks to reinforce message that national parks are closed Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:03:56
Police in Cumbria said officers in the Lake District will be stopping motorists to ask if their travel is essential.

And officers in North Yorkshire said they too were setting up vehicle checkpoints


Edale rescuers ‘dismayed’ at number travelling to area to walk during Covid-19 outbreak Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:08:54
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.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team said groups of people are walking, riding and running who have clearly travelled some distance to be in the national park and are effectively ‘carrying on as normal’


Peak District boss calls for a halt to moorland burning during Covid-19 crisis Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:01:13
A national park boss has called for a halt to moorland burning while the coronavirus crisis puts extra strain on emergency services.

Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Sarah Fowler said the Moorland Association supports a suspension


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