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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.

Rescuers called out to Derbyshire walker attempting Yorkshire Three Peaks

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales expressed disappointment at having to go to the rescue of a man who travelled from Derbyshire to attempt to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

National parks repeat 'stay at home' message as Johnson hints at lockdown easing

Police and national park authorities are urging people to stay at home over the bank holiday weekend, emphasising Covid-19 restrictions remain in place.

Peak District Hope Valley Explorer bus service cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis

A planned seasonal bus service in the Peak District will not now take place this year. Coronavirus restrictions have led to the cancelling of the H...

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.

North Yorkshire Police issue 61 weekend fines as Covid-19 lockdown rules flouted

Police in North Yorkshire said the lockdown tide appears to be turning, with an increasing number of visitors ignoring the Covid-19 rules.

Rescue team turns back walking group heading for Simonside wildfire

Mountain rescuers helping firefighters tackle a moorland blaze in Northumberland had to turn back a large group of walkers who were heading towards the area.

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.

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.

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...

Final Nick Estcourt Award goes to Tom Livingstone and Luka Strazar for Jannu attempt

Organisers of the Nick Estcourt Award have announced this year’s recipients, adding that it will be the final year it will be granted in its present form.

The North Face launches €1m fund for exploration in response to Covid-19 crisis

Major outdoors brand The North Face has launched a €1m fund to help exploration continue after the coronavirus crisis.

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.

Ingleborough Hall steps into the stretch zone for outdoor learning during lockdown

Staff at a Yorkshire Dales outdoor education centre have had to step outside their comfort zone as the Covid-19 lockdown completely changes their approach to outdoor learning.

Peak District wildfire risk adds to park authority 'stay away' message

Peak District national park bosses have repeated the message to stay at home this weekend as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

Scots outdoors body issues new Covid-19 advice on responsible access

The Scottish Government’s advisory body on the outdoors has issued updated guidance on responsible access during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Mountain rescuers: 20 Easter callouts were 20 too many

Mountain rescuers said the 20 callouts teams responded to over the Easter weekend were 20 too many. Mountain Rescue England and Wales, the umbrella...

Northumberland rescuers mount overnight vigil after Simonside wildfires

Mountain rescue volunteers spent the night on a Northumberland hill mounting a watch for wildfires. The vigil followed a blaze on Simonside, near R...

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