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Lake District rescuers field four calls for help in one evening Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:48:22
Rescuers in the Lake District had a busy Thursday evening with four calls for help.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was first alerted about 4.25pm after a teenager suffered an injury in Langstrath

Runner Sabrina Verjee ‘feeling strong’ in Wainwrights record attempt Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:58:37
Ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee is making good progress in her bid to complete a round of the Wainwright fells in record time.

The 39-year-old athlete said on Friday she was feeling strong, despite encountering problems with one knee

Police and rescuers urge Snowdonia hillgoers to stay safe as lockdown eased Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:01:16
Police and mountain rescuers appealed to hillgoers in north Wales to stay safe and be responsible.

The plea came ahead of the first weekend following the relaxation of coronavirus lockdown travel restrictions

Three rescued from Tryfan scramble were told it was ‘easier than Snowdon’ Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:09:00
A group of walkers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain the day after travel restrictions were eased for Wales.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was called out on Tuesday afternoon to aid three people on Tryfan

Climbers Bonington and Scott seek volunteers for new Everest challenge Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:08:34
Some of Britain’s most illustrious mountaineers are seeking volunteers for a new Everest challenge.

Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott are among climbers urging the public to make the ascent – without leaving their home

Walkers warned of Schiehallion path closures while repairs take place Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:02:14
Walkers heading for Schiehallion will face path closures and diversions while repairs take place.

Contractors will carry out work on the munro, beginning on Wednesday

Runner Sabrina Verjeee hits the Lakeland fells in Wainwrights record attempt Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:35:24
Ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee is attempting a continuous round of all 214 Wainwright summits in the Lake District.

The 39-year-old, who was the fastest Briton in January’s gruelling Montane Spine Race, began her attempt at the Moot Hall in Keswick at 3am on Monday

Farmer Neil Heseltine elected chairman of Yorkshire Dales authority Mon, 06 Jul 2020 19:16:59
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has elected a Malham farmer as its new head.

Neil Heseltine has taken over as chairman of the body from Carl Lis, who stepped down after 12 years in the role

Walker rescued after injuring ankle in slip in woodland near Machynlleth Sun, 05 Jul 2020 20:07:13
A walker was stretchered from woodland near Machynlleth in mid-Wales after injuring herself in a slip.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was contacted about 1pm on Sunday with a request to help with bringing the woman to safety at Tre'r-ddôl

Man rescued from Coniston Fells after injuring leg in 50ft fall Sun, 05 Jul 2020 19:46:05
A man was rescued after suffering a leg injury when he fell on a Lake District mountainside.

Ambulance staff asked for help from Coniston Mountain Rescue Team when the man reportedly fell 50ft from Gill Cove Crag above Levers Water

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