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Mountaineers welcome lifting of Scottish five-mile travel limit for hill-goers

Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that travel restrictions for recreation are being lifted.

02 July 2020

Alex Waddington collects 10 bags of rubbish on Peak District Spin and Bin ride

A cyclist has completed a 108-mile clean-up journey in the Peak District. Alex Waddington was due to complete his Spin and Bin on the day of the su...

30 June 2020

Alpkit reaches investment target in eight minutes as 1,380 customers buy shares

A crowdfunding scheme giving customers a chance to invest in one of the UK’s fastest growing outdoors brands raised double its target.

30 June 2020

YHA to begin limited re-opening of English youth hostels in July

Youth hostels in England will begin a limited re-opening in mid-July as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

28 June 2020

Calder Valley rescuers have busiest day in their history on hottest day of year

A West Yorkshire rescue team had the busiest day in its history on the hottest day of the year so far.

26 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

Berghaus co-founder Gordon Davison dies, aged 85

The co-founder of the Berghaus brand of outdoor gear has died. Gordon Davison had suffered a heart attack and passed away surrounded by his family ...

02 July 2020

Mountain bothies remain closed despite imminent easing of travel limits

The charity that looks after more than 100 mountain shelters said its buildings would remain shut, despite the imminent easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland and Wales.

30 June 2020

Wainwright Striding Edge sketch sells for 'record' £10,200

A pen-and-ink sketch by the late author and artist Alfred Wainwright sold for what is believed to be a record price.

29 June 2020

North-East rescuers called out twice to aid injured Kielder mountain bikers

Rescuers in the North-East of England were called out on two successive days to help seriously injured mountain bikers.

26 June 2020

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

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