Outdoor News

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


Bomb squad called after Peak District runner finds unexploded shell Tue, 26 May 2020 12:51:03
Bomb squad officers were called to carry out a controlled explosion on a shell found by a fellrunner.

The runner made the discovery over the bank holiday weekend in the Langsett area on the eastern edge of the Peak District


Group of lost walkers handed police fine after being rescued from The Cobbler Mon, 25 May 2020 20:12:33
A group of walkers were handed fines after being rescued from a mountain in the southern Highlands.

Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team was called out for the first time during lockdown when three hillwalkers got lost in mist on The Cobbler


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