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Galen Reynolds and Lisa Watson claim victory in Dragon’s Back Race Fri, 24 May 2019 16:33:42
Galen Reynolds and Lisa Watson have triumphed in the gruelling Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race.

Men’s winner Reynolds set a new race record, and Watson’s winning time was the third-fastest set by a woman in the event


Sixties’ gear back in vogue as walkers celebrate Cleveland Way’s 50th anniversary Fri, 24 May 2019 15:56:26
A group of national park apprentices stepped out in 1960s gear to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way.

They joined more than 150 walkers retracing the steps of early walkers along a three-mile stretch of the national trail in the North York Moors


Lakeland walker rescued after injuring ankle on way to refill water bottle Thu, 23 May 2019 19:40:59
A walker was forced to call out mountain rescuers after injuring herself on the Helvellyn range.

The woman and her partner attempted to make their own way off the fell after she hurt her ankle


Injured woman airlifted after serious fall on Peak District hillside Thu, 23 May 2019 19:16:35
A woman was airlifted from a Peak District hillside after injuring herself in a fall.

Two mountain rescue teams and two helicopters were involved in the rescue on Wednesday on the northern slopes of Bleaklow


Rescuers called out after reports of teens ‘tripping’ on Cat Bells Wed, 22 May 2019 20:12:42
Rescuers were called after reports of two teenagers tripping on a Lake District fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team’s help was requested for two 18-year-olds who needed assistance descending to the road from Cat Bells


Whernside path repairs first to be completed as part of Mend Our Mountains campaign Tue, 21 May 2019 20:13:10
Footpath repairs on Yorkshire’s highest fell have been completed.

Rebuilding of the Bruntscar path on Whernside took place as part of the Mend Our Mountains appeal


Renewed appeal for sightings as searches fail to find missing walker Martin Rhodes Tue, 21 May 2019 15:59:07
Rescuers have renewed their appeal for sightings of a walker who has been missing for three weeks in Wester Ross.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team again mounted searches for Martin Rhodes in the remote Fisherfield Forest on Sunday, without success


Galen Reynolds and Sabrina Verjee post slender leads on first day of Dragon’s Back Race Tue, 21 May 2019 15:24:41
Canadian runner Galen Reynolds held a slender lead at the end of the first day of the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race.

He finished just over 12 minutes ahead of second-place competitor Konrad Rawlik of Poland


Watchdog tells York Council to speed up after it said path order will take 29 years Mon, 20 May 2019 19:09:13
A local authority has been ordered to review its procedures after it told a campaigner it would take 29 years to add a footpath to official maps.

The local government ombudsman told City of York Council it must complete a re-evaluation of its service within three months


Mountain Aid urges more walkers to bag a corbett for its May challenge Sun, 19 May 2019 19:34:57
A charity wants more walkers to take to the Scottish hills before May is out.

Mountain Aid’s Corbetts4Courses challenge aims to see all 222 of the nation’s corbetts climbed during the month


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