Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Cyclist taken to hospital after crashing at Honister Pass bridge Sat, 30 May 2020 19:31:45
A cyclist was taken to hospital after crashing on the Honister Pass in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.10pm on Friday at the request of the North West Ambulance Service

Avalanche training trust appeals to hillgoers to join ’round-up’ fundraising app Sat, 30 May 2020 13:57:38
A charity that helps provide avalanche training is appealing to outdoor enthusiasts to sign up for a scheme that collects ‘rounded-up’ payments from purchases.

The Chris Walker Memorial Trust, in common with many charities, is facing challenging times during the coronavirus crisis

Team dons ‘unbearably hot’ protective gear to rescue injured Malham walker Fri, 29 May 2020 20:29:38
Rescuers had to don full protective gear in ‘unbearably hot’ conditions after a walker injured herself in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 3.25pm on Thursday when the 42-year-old suffered a serious ankle injury near Malham Cove

Dartmoor national park rangers face abuse from anti-social visitors Fri, 29 May 2020 20:16:09
Rangers in Dartmoor have faced abuse from irresponsible visitors as lockdown rules are eased.

The national park authority said the behaviour is unacceptable and police are supporting its staff to tackle the problem

Peak District boss calls for visitors’ respect as litter piles up Fri, 29 May 2020 19:56:09
The boss of the Peak District national park has pleaded with visitors to respect the countryside as numbers coming to the area increase with lockdown easing.

Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the park authority also said people should not rush back to the area

Welsh teams’ advice as lockdown eased: consider self-rescue on the hills Fri, 29 May 2020 19:01:08
Rescuers in Wales have issued advice for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts as the government announced a slight easing of lockdown from Monday.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said people in Wales would be able to travel a short distance to take exercise

Mountaineering Scotland welcomes ‘first step’ on Covid-19 lockdown easing Fri, 29 May 2020 17:58:54
Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the news of a slight easing of lockdown north of the border.

But it said the Holyrood government’s moves are just a small first step

Dead buzzard in North Yorkshire blackspot had four pesticides in body Thu, 28 May 2020 19:58:57
A dead buzzard discovered in a raptor-persecution blackspot had four different pesticides in its body.

Three of the chemicals in the bird, found in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, are banned substances

No barbecues for Yorkshire Dales visitors as national park issues fire-risk warning Thu, 28 May 2020 19:12:23
A second English national park has warned visitors the area is tinder dry and at high risk of wildfires.

The Yorkshire Dales authority said people should not use barbecues as the warm, dry spell continues over the weekend

Dartmoor bosses warn soaring temperatures mean high fire risk for national park Wed, 27 May 2020 19:41:52
Bosses in Dartmoor are warning visitors the area is at an increased risk of wildfires.

The national park authority and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service pleaded with people not to light campfires and barbecues

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