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

Father and son rescued after getting lost on descent from Scafell Pike Mon, 25 May 2020 19:13:15
A father and son were rescued after getting lost while descending from England’s highest mountain.

The incident happened close to the site of a similar callout for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team less than a week earlier

Lakeland teams warn: be prepared for longer wait for rescue during Covid-19 crisis Sat, 23 May 2020 13:07:14
Rescuers in the Lake District are warning the public it will take longer to reach them if they need help during the coronavirus crisis.

The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association said visitor numbers in the national park are beginning to rise as lockdown restrictions are eased

Yorkshire Dales visitors can ‘clear their heads’ but Cumbria not ready for large influx Fri, 22 May 2020 17:54:51
National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales said the area would be a place where key workers and members of households could come to exercise over the coming bank holiday weekend.

But they pleaded with the public to maintain social distancing rules

Dundonnell rescuers thank outdoor fans after two months without callouts Thu, 21 May 2020 20:37:33
Rescuers in north-west Scotland have thanked the public for sticking to government rules on exercising.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team said it had had no mountain callouts during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis

Mountain bothies remain closed despite some Covid-19 lockdown easing Thu, 21 May 2020 20:09:21
The charity that looks after more than a hundred rudimentary hill shelters said they remain closed because of the coronavirus crisis.

The Mountain Bothies Association said the 105 huts and two emergency shelters would stay out of use for the public

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