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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

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Firefighters tackle second blaze in two weeks at Pennine moorland site

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 fir...

Future grim for mountain professionals as virus crisis cuts earnings by almost £60m

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.

Dales boss: people shouldn't be penalised for handful who ignore Covid-19 rules

Bosses in the Yorkshire Dales said a handful of visitors had ignored instructions not to travel, but the national park was generally quiet.

Mountaineering council considers 'virtual' annual meeting during Covid-19 crisis

The British Mountaineering Council is considering holding its annual meeting in a ‘virtual’ form this year.

GO Outdoors rebrands with GO Indoors message as warmer weekend looms

The UK’s biggest outdoors retailer is urging people to stay at home this weekend, as forecasters predict warmer weather.

Yorkshire Dales boss uses emergency powers to adopt radical carbon plan

The boss of the Yorkshire Dales national park has used his emergency powers to commit the authority to a major carbon-reduction plan.

National Trust for Scotland appoints museum director Philip Long as next chief

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 b...

Kathmandu's 1 April dress keeps Paula snug during sub-zero wedding

This time last year, we featured New Zealand brand Kathmandu’s revolutionary Gore-Tex wedding dress, unveiled on 1 April.

Welsh groups warn Covid-19 measures risk 'stigmatising' outdoor fans

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.

Ex-Berghaus boss Richard Leedham starts scheme to put mountain of surplus outdoor gear to good use

Outdoor Gear for Good aims to solve the problem of unused outdoor clothing and equipment – and help good causes.

On test: AKU Serai mountaineering boots reviewed

High-end insulated boots for high-end mountain trips; how did they perform?...

Follow in the Brontë sisters' footsteps to Top Withins, inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Take to the romantic wild Brontë moors, home to Cathy and Heathcliff, on this walk starting in the hilltop village of Haworth in West Yorkshire .

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