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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Lakeland teams warn: be prepared for longer wait for rescue during Covid-19 crisis Sat, 23 May 2020 13:07:14
Rescuers in the Lake District are warning the public it will take longer to reach them if they need help during the coronavirus crisis.

The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association said visitor numbers in the national park are beginning to rise as lockdown restrictions are eased


Yorkshire Dales visitors can ‘clear their heads’ but Cumbria not ready for large influx Fri, 22 May 2020 17:54:51
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales said the area would be a place where key workers and members of households could come to exercise over the coming bank holiday weekend.

But they pleaded with the public to maintain social distancing rules


Dundonnell rescuers thank outdoor fans after two months without callouts Thu, 21 May 2020 20:37:33
Rescuers in north-west Scotland have thanked the public for sticking to government rules on exercising.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team said it had had no mountain callouts during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis


Mountain bothies remain closed despite some Covid-19 lockdown easing Thu, 21 May 2020 20:09:21
The charity that looks after more than a hundred rudimentary hill shelters said they remain closed because of the coronavirus crisis.

The Mountain Bothies Association said the 105 huts and two emergency shelters would stay out of use for the public


Outdoor companies respond to Covid-19 crisis with donations and PPE products Thu, 21 May 2020 19:14:08
Outdoor brands have been responding to the coronavirus crisis by turning their attention to the particular needs of the public and professionals while fighting the spread of Covid-19.

Rucksack brand Osprey will donate half of the profits of its SecondLife scheme to National Health Service’s charity organisation


Father and son rescued after getting lost walking near Lakeland accident blackspot Wed, 20 May 2020 15:46:31
Two walkers were rescued after getting lost in poor visibility near an accident blackspot in the Lake District.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 6.30pm on Tuesday after a request from Cumbria Constabulary


Climber dies in fall from Peak District limestone crag Tue, 19 May 2020 10:53:49
A climber has died after falling from a limestone crag in the Peak District.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 6.45pm to the incident at Stoney Middleton in the East of the national park


BBC Four to screen Climbing Blind film of Jesse Dufton Old Man of Hoy ascent Mon, 18 May 2020 19:50:57
The Orcadian sea stack the Old Man of Hoy has been a climbing magnet for decades, since Chris Bonington, Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey made the first ascent in 1966.

Sir Chris Bonington returned to the 137m (449ft) sandstone tower to mark his 80th birthday with a climb, accompanied by Leo Houlding


Yorkshire Dales bosses praise weekend visitors for following relaxed lockdown rules Mon, 18 May 2020 15:53:54
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales said most weekend visitors to the area adhered to social distancing and pleas to show respect.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said only one of its car parks approached being filled to capacity


Police issue penalties to eight wild campers in Yorkshire Dales Sat, 16 May 2020 13:39:45
Police in the Yorkshire Dales have handed fixed-penalty notices to a group found wild camping.

A local resident reported five tents had been pitched next to a ruined smelt mill near Surrender Bridge in Swaledale


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