Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Ex-Berghaus boss Richard Leedham starts scheme to put mountain of surplus outdoor gear to good use Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:56:54
Outdoor Gear for Good aims to solve the problem of unused outdoor clothing and equipment – and help good causes

Firefighters tackle second blaze in two weeks at Pennine moorland site Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:05:38
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 fire engines have been deployed at the incident near Deer Hill Reservoir

Future grim for mountain professionals as virus crisis cuts earnings by almost £60m Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:35:39
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.

Calum Muskett surveyed members of four mountaineering associations to gauge the effect of governments’ restrictions on those who make their living from mountain activities

Dales boss: people shouldn’t be penalised for handful who ignore Covid-19 rules Sun, 05 Apr 2020 19:08:50
Bosses in the Yorkshire Dales said a handful of visitors had ignored instructions not to travel, but the national park was generally quiet.

The authority’s chief executive said people shouldn’t be penalised for the actions of others

Mountaineering council considers ‘virtual’ annual meeting during Covid-19 crisis Sat, 04 Apr 2020 19:36:27
The British Mountaineering Council is considering holding its annual meeting in a ‘virtual’ form this year.

The council, which represents climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers in England and Wales, was due to stage its AGM in June in north Wales

GO Outdoors rebrands with GO Indoors message as warmer weekend looms Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:00:12
The UK’s biggest outdoors retailer is urging people to stay at home this weekend, as forecasters predict warmer weather.

GO Outdoors has temporarily rebranded itself GO Indoors to emphasise the message that people should only undertake essential travel

Yorkshire Dales boss uses emergency powers to adopt radical carbon plan Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:27:41
The boss of the Yorkshire Dales national park has used his emergency powers to commit the authority to a major carbon-reduction plan.

The measures were due to be debated at a full meeting of members on Tuesday, which had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis

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

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