Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Widespread calls for public to avoid trips to countryside over Easter weekend Thu, 09 Apr 2020 19:11:44
A concerted effort is underway to dissuade the public from breaking government coronavirus guidelines on visiting the countryside over the Easter weekend.

National parks and other organisations are pleading with people to stay at home to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and put NHS services at risk


Injured buzzard recovering after being found in North Yorkshire with shot wounds Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:56:34
A buzzard is recovering after being found with gunshot wounds in North Yorkshire.

A farmer discovered the injured bird of prey near Shipton Grange, north-west of York, on 29 March


Ramblers Scotland backs Holyrood minister’s Covid-19 outdoor access statement Thu, 09 Apr 2020 14:27:20
Ramblers Scotland has welcomed Scottish Government guidelines on responsible access to the outdoors during the coronavirus crisis.

The Holyrood administration said the access rights continue to apply, but it is important anyone venturing into the outdoors complies with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code


Dundonnell team holds online training session for members during Covid-19 lockdown Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:07:48
A Scottish rescue team has held its first online training session.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team, in common with other volunteer teams, normally hold a monthly meeting to hone members’ skills


Mountain rescuers’ plea to stay at home at Easter after walkers ignore travel advice Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:08:38
The body representing mountain rescuers south of the border expressed disappointment that walkers had been ignoring advice and travelling to national parks during the coronavirus crisis.

Mountain Rescue England and Wales pleaded with the public to stay at home over the Easter weekend


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


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