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Yorkshire Dales visitors can 'clear their heads' but Cumbria not ready for large influx

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.

Police issue penalties to eight wild campers in Yorkshire Dales

Police in the Yorkshire Dales have handed fixed-penalty notices to a group found wild camping. A local resident reported five tents had been pitche...

Cumbrian rescuers plead with outdoor fans not to head to fells as lockdown eased

Mountain rescuers in the Lake District have appealed to outdoor enthusiasts to stay off the area’s high fells when lockdown restrictions are eased.

Boris Johnson eases English rules to allow driving to exercise locations

People in England will be permitted to drive to destinations to take their exercise from Wednesday. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announ...

Sir Chris Bonington likens Covid-19 lockdown to being holed up in expedition tent

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has offered his thoughts on coping with lockdown during the coronavirus crisis.

Terry Abraham turns to print with book charting path to his mountain cinematography

An acclaimed mountain film-maker has turned to print to document his journey from redundancy to cinematographer.

Instructor Mark Reid takes heads online with course as Covid-19 shuts outdoors

Outdoors instructor Mark Reid has taken his courses online as much of the countryside remains off limits for visitors.

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.

Police mount vehicle checks to reinforce message that national parks are closed

Police in Cumbria said officers in the Lake District will be stopping motorists to ask if their travel is essential.

Father and son rescued after getting lost walking near Lakeland accident blackspot

Two walkers were rescued after getting lost in poor visibility near an accident blackspot in the Lake District.

Take charge of your own safety on hills, say rescuers, as lockdown eased

Anyone heading for the hills after the coronavirus lockdown is relaxed should take responsibility for their own safety, rescuers have said.

Lake District boss says stay away as national parks prepare for lockdown easing

The boss of the Lake District national park has appealed to the public not to visit the area, despite the Prime Minister announcing an end to restrictions on travelling for exercise in England.

Shap villagers complete Lakeland 'lockdown relay' for local NHS centre

A group of residents completed a ‘lockdown relay’ run on the fringe of the Lake District to raise funds for their local medical practice.

Police plea to walkers: don't look for loopholes to justify travel to other areas

Outdoor enthusiasts are again being urged to stay at home over the weekend, as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

Climbing legend Joe Brown dies, aged 89

Renowned rock-climber and mountaineer Joe Brown has died, aged 89. Among Brown’s achievements in a long climbing career were the joint first asce...

Widespread calls for public to avoid trips to countryside over Easter weekend

A concerted effort is underway to dissuade the public from breaking government coronavirus guidelines on visiting the countryside over the Easter weekend.

Ultrarunner airlifted from Lakeland fell plans runs to raise cash for air ambulance

An ultrarunner who was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering multiple seizures has vowed to raise cash for the air ambulance service that rescued her.

Lakeland walker rescued after slip leads to leg injury

A walker was rescued after slipping on a Lake District path and injuring his leg. The 79-year-old was descending Cat Gill above Borrowdale on Sunda...


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