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Keswick rescuers kept busy with calls from Manx police and stranded campers Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:15:20
Mountain rescuers in Keswick had a busy period earlier this week, with four calls for help in 18 hours.

They included an alert from the Isle of Man police, an early morning call from distressed campers and visitors to an island whose boats had blown away


Group including National Trust plans Windermere Lakeland ‘gateway’ development Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:03:42
A consortium that includes the National Trust and the Lake District authority is planning to develop land near Windermere to create a ‘gateway’ to the area.

Retailers are also involved in the proposals for the scheme next to Windermere railway station and bus terminus


Fellrunner Joss Naylor returns to mountains to complete unfinished business Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:01:32
A fellrunning legend returned to the Lakeland mountains at the weekend to address unfinished business.

Joss Naylor completed part of the Lake District Mountain Trial that he failed to finish 57 years ago


Early morning callout for Western Beacons team for man with leg injury Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:23:29
Rescuers were called out in the early hours of Sunday to aid a man who had injured his leg on the southern fringe of the Brecon Beacons national park.

Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 3.25am to the incident near Upper Brynamman


Sir Chris Bonington joins appeal to raise £½m to save Snowdonia youth hostel Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:05:37
Hostelling charity YHA has enlisted the help of mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington in a bid to raise half a million pounds to save a Snowdonia centre.

The organisation says the refurbishment of Bryn Gwynant will cost £2m, and without a cash boost the hostel is in danger of closing


Walker raises alarm via Facebook after finding dehydrated man on Cadair Idris Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:46:35
A walker on a Snowdonia mountain used Facebook to raise the alarm after finding a man in difficulties.

The woman came across the man on Cadair Idris, with no food and in a dehydrated state


Injured Lake District climber rescued from Borrowdale crag in 5½-hour operation Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:29
A climber who fell 100ft on a Lake District crag was rescued in an operation lasting 5½ hours.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.30pm on Wednesday to the incident on Raven Crag in Borrowdale


Mountain rescuers’ new leaflet urges hillgoers to plan ahead to avoid callouts Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:05:00
Rescue organisations in England and Wales have released their latest version of a leaflet aimed at increasing safety for outdoor enthusiasts.

The new leaflet emphasises the need to plan and prepare for trips into the mountains, in line with the #BeAdventureSmart campaign


Rescuers called out after two Snowdonia walking groups stray on steep ground Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:13:43
Two groups of walkers were rescued in separate incidents after straying on to difficult ground on Snowdonia mountains.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation members responded to both incidents on Saturday. The team was also alerted to a walker who injured her ankle the following day


Scouts aid Keswick rescuers in reckless Cat Bells ‘incident’ Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:25:05
Lake District mountain rescuers were called upon to deal with an incident where a group of youths had stolen a minibus and driven it up a fell, resulting in numerous injuries.

The improbable event was a training exercise in which Scouts from Keswick acted as casualties for the town’s mountain rescue team


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