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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Hillgoers told: calling for rescue won’t earn a fine – if you obey lockdown rules Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:23:37
Mountaineering Scotland said hillgoers north of the border will not be at risk of being fined if they need rescuing – as long as they have adhered to lockdown rules.

The organisation sought to reassure climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers after an incident on Saturday when Police Scotland charged two people with culpable and reckless conduct after they were rescued from Beinn a’ Chroin


Yorkshire Dales bosses in litter plea as more first-time visitors expected at weekend Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:25:00
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have put together information for first-time visitors to the area as they prepare for an influx of people at the weekend.

The authority head said it was heartening to see a wide variety of visitors but urged anyone coming to the Dales to adhere to social-distancing rules and to take their litter home


Online box office to open for new National Outdoor Expo to be staged in 2021 Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:54:26
Organisers of a new outdoors show say they will open its box office on Thursday with a Facebook event.

The inaugural National Outdoor Expo is scheduled to take place on the weekend of 27-28 March next year at the NEC in Birmingham


Pair charged after being rescued from Beinn a’ Chroin following 60-mile drive Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:29:27
Two walkers were charged by police after being rescued from a mountain in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs national park.

Police Scotland said the 23-year-old woman and the man, 27, put themselves and rescuers at risk during the coronavirus lockdown


Lake District rescuers and Surrey outdoor centre gain Queen’s Award Tue, 02 Jun 2020 10:32:49
A group of mountain rescuers and an outdoor activities centre have been honoured for their work.

The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association and Walton Firs Foundation and Activity Centre have both received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service


Peak District rescuers plead with public to plan properly as callouts rise 360 per cent Mon, 01 Jun 2020 19:01:19
Volunteer rescuers in the Peak District have appealed to those heading to the countryside to plan and prepare for their outings, after the number of callouts more than tripled.

The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation, the umbrella group for eight teams in the area, said there had been a 363 per cent increase in incidents since lockdown was eased


Keswick rescuers called out to report of man with broken femur Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:10:45
Rescuers were called out to aid an injured man in a Lake District valley on Sunday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 6pm to reports the man had suffered a broken femur – the thigh bone – at Black Moss Pot in Langstrath


Six callouts in three hours for Edale rescuers as visitors descend on Peak District Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:57:45
A Peak District rescue team was called out six times in three hours at the weekend as visitors flocked to the national park and surrounding areas.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the first incident on Sunday afternoon when a walker was reported to be suffering chest pains while on a rocky path at Redmires Reservoirs on Hallam Moors in the East of the national park


Yorkshire Dales walker dies after being injured by cattle Sun, 31 May 2020 13:11:28
A walker has died after being injured by cattle in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 1.35pm on Saturday at the request of ambulance paramedics to the incident bear Chapel-le-Dale


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


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