Outdoor News

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

Peak District bosses plead with residents not to block paths during Covid-19 crisis Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:17:51
National park bosses in the Peak District said rights of way should not be blocked or closed during the coronavirus crisis.

The authority said it was concerned that it has received reports of people seeking to impose unauthorised closures, preventing local people accessing green space

Ultrarunner airlifted from Lakeland fell plans runs to raise cash for air ambulance Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:56:51
An ultrarunner who was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering multiple seizures has vowed to raise cash for the air ambulance service that rescued her.

Nicky Ridley of Milnthorpe in Cumbria was taking part in the Lakes Mountain 42 event with her husband last year when she collapsed

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

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