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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.

Dundonnell team holds online training session for members during Covid-19 lockdown

A Scottish rescue team has held its first online training session. Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team, in common with other volunteer teams, normally ...

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.

Edale rescuers 'dismayed' at number travelling to area to walk during Covid-19 outbreak

Rescuers in the Peak District said they are dismayed by the number of people still travelling to the area despite the government edict to stay at home.

Snowdonia closes its most popular mountains in response to Covid-19 crisis

Snowdonia’s most popular mountains are being closed to the public with immediate effect. The national park authority announced it was stopping ac...

Outdoor bodies say: stay close to home to walk or ride

A group of major outdoor organisations in the UK has echoed the Prime Minister’s advice for the public to exercise close to home.

Snowdonia bosses threaten to close trails as crowds flock to its mountains

National park bosses in Snowdonia may have to close trails and car parks if the public fails to heed government advice to curtail travel.

Outdoor Industries Association to lobby government to limit Covid-19 impacts

The umbrella body for the outdoors industry said it is needs to work with government departments to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the industry.

Get outdoors but don't take risks, say mountain rescuers as Covid-19 pandemic grows

Outdoor enthusiasts are being asked to keep their activities within within their capabilities in an effort to reduce the necessity of being rescued.

Ramblers Scotland backs Holyrood minister's Covid-19 outdoor access statement

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed Scottish Government guidelines on responsible access to the outdoors during the coronavirus crisis.

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.

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.

Peak District boss calls for a halt to moorland burning during Covid-19 crisis

A national park boss has called for a halt to moorland burning while the coronavirus crisis puts extra strain on emergency services.

Mountain council: 'hillwalking and climbing on hold' as Covid-19 closures gather pace

The British Mountaineering Council has said hillwalking and climbing should be put on hold during the present coronavirus crisis.

Mountain rescuers plead: help our volunteers stay healthy during Covid-19 crisis

Volunteer rescuers in England and Wales have issued updated advice for anyone heading for the hills. Many mountain rescue team members have day job...

Lochaber rescue team: 'stay off our mountains during Covid-19 crisis'

A Highland rescue team has urged outdoor enthusiasts to stay away from its mountains during the coronavirus crisis.

Lomond bosses say visitors can still enjoy national park's open spaces

Bosses in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs national park said visitors can still enjoy the fresh air and exercise opportunities offered by its outdoor spaces.

On test: AKU Serai mountaineering boots reviewed

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


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