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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
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


Snowdonia closes its most popular mountains in response to Covid-19 crisis Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:30:37
Snowdonia’s most popular mountains are being closed to the public with immediate effect.

The national park authority announced it was stopping access to Snowdon and other popular peaks during the Covid-19 crisis


This year’s Outdoor Trade Show falls victim to Covid-19 Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:58:22
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 in Manchester in July


Peak District boss pleads: stay away from our national park Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:07:20
The boss of England’s oldest national park has pleaded with visitors to stay away.

Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Sarah Fowler said all its visitor facilities, including offices, ranger hubs and car parks, have closed


Firefighters diverted from virus work after controlled burning causes wild fire Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:33:08
Fire chiefs have called for all controlled moorland burning to be halted after a blaze on the Pennine hills.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said 20 fire engines were involved in fighting the blaze near Huddersfield


Lakeland walker rescued after slip leads to leg injury Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:10:43
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 Sunday after walking over Walla Crag with his wife


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