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Rescuers find body of walker after major search on Howgill Fells

Rescuers looking for a missing walker on the Howgill Fells discovered a body. A major search operation was launched when the man failed to return f...

26 June 2020

Mountaineers welcome Holyrood's plans to ease 'stay local' rules for exercise

Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s relaxation of lockdown rules which will lift the requirement to stay local for outdoor exercise.

24 June 2020

Kit Collective launches with a view to increase outdoors participants' diversity

A project that aims to increase the diversity of those taking part in outdoor activities has won the backing of major brands.

22 June 2020

Retailer GO Outdoors' future in doubt as owners plan to appoint administrators

The future of the UK’s biggest outdoors retailer is in doubt after its owners posted a notice of its intention to appoint administrators.

22 June 2020

Peak District climber rescued after getting wedged in rocks

A climber had to be rescued after getting jammed in rocks on a Peak District route. In a separate incident, a man who was belaying on a route was i...

21 June 2020

Mountaineers say hillgoers frustrated as Scottish travel rules remain unchanged

The body representing hillwalkers and mountaineers has expressed frustration at the Scottish Government’s continued restrictions on travelling for exercise.

19 June 2020

Campaigners welcome withdrawal of plans for South Downs campsite

Campaigners have welcomed a campsite owner’s decision to withdraw an application to develop a site in the South Downs national park.

18 June 2020

Simon Roberts appointed sales director with Vango company AMG Group

Simon Roberts is joining the company that owns the Vango brand as its sales director. Mr Roberts will take up his post with the AMG Group on 1 July...

16 June 2020

Lakeland teams combine to rescue walker injured at Sty Head Pass

Two Lake District teams combined to rescue an injured walker. The 19-year-old hurt her ankle in a fall near Sty Head Pass. A spokesperson for Ke...

15 June 2020

Yorkshire Dales bosses plead with visitors not to trash the national park

Bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have pleaded with visitors not to trash the national park. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said visitors ...

26 June 2020

Most jobs saved as JD Sports buys back Go Outdoors business in pre-pack deal

The jobs of most of the 2,400 Go Outdoors employees look safer after the company’s owners put the business into administration and promptly bought it back under a pre-pack arrangement.

23 June 2020

Lakeland rescuers plead with hillgoers to stay within limits after rise in callouts

Rescuers in the Lake District have appealed to hillgoers to know their limits and stay in them. The plea follows a sharp rise in the number of call...

22 June 2020

Lakeland climber 'remarkably lucky' as helmet prevents serious injury in fall

Rescuers said a young climber was ‘remarkably lucky’ after surviving a fall on a Lake District crag with minor injuries.

21 June 2020

Lakes police warn Castlerigg solstice visitors against camping

Police have reminded visitors thinking of making a summer solstice visit to a Lake District stone circle that overnight camping is banned.

19 June 2020

Cyclist Alex Waddington plans 100-mile clean-up challenge across Peak District

A cyclist plans to hit the saddle for 16-hours in a challenge to clean up the Peak District. Alex Waddington will tackle more than 100 miles of hil...

18 June 2020

Alpkit to offer customers chance to buy company shares via crowdfunding scheme

The UK’s fastest-growing outdoor and bike brand is inviting its customers to become shareholders in the company.

17 June 2020

Boy rescued after falling while walking on Coniston Fells

A boy was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring himself. The 11-year-old suffered a bang to the head when he fell on the Prison Band on ...

16 June 2020

Injured spaniel Piper rescued after falling into Hull Pot in Yorkshire Dales

A dog was seriously injured when he fell into a large pothole on the flanks of Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales.

15 June 2020

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