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Peak District rescuers plead with public to plan properly as callouts rise 360 per cent Mon, 01 Jun 2020 19:01:19
Volunteer rescuers in the Peak District have appealed to those heading to the countryside to plan and prepare for their outings, after the number of callouts more than tripled.

The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation, the umbrella group for eight teams in the area, said there had been a 363 per cent increase in incidents since lockdown was eased

Keswick rescuers called out to report of man with broken femur Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:10:45
Rescuers were called out to aid an injured man in a Lake District valley on Sunday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 6pm to reports the man had suffered a broken femur – the thigh bone – at Black Moss Pot in Langstrath

Six callouts in three hours for Edale rescuers as visitors descend on Peak District Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:57:45
A Peak District rescue team was called out six times in three hours at the weekend as visitors flocked to the national park and surrounding areas.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the first incident on Sunday afternoon when a walker was reported to be suffering chest pains while on a rocky path at Redmires Reservoirs on Hallam Moors in the East of the national park

Yorkshire Dales walker dies after being injured by cattle Sun, 31 May 2020 13:11:28
A walker has died after being injured by cattle in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 1.35pm on Saturday at the request of ambulance paramedics to the incident bear Chapel-le-Dale

Cyclist taken to hospital after crashing at Honister Pass bridge Sat, 30 May 2020 19:31:45
A cyclist was taken to hospital after crashing on the Honister Pass in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.10pm on Friday at the request of the North West Ambulance Service

Avalanche training trust appeals to hillgoers to join ’round-up’ fundraising app Sat, 30 May 2020 13:57:38
A charity that helps provide avalanche training is appealing to outdoor enthusiasts to sign up for a scheme that collects ‘rounded-up’ payments from purchases.

The Chris Walker Memorial Trust, in common with many charities, is facing challenging times during the coronavirus crisis

Team dons ‘unbearably hot’ protective gear to rescue injured Malham walker Fri, 29 May 2020 20:29:38
Rescuers had to don full protective gear in ‘unbearably hot’ conditions after a walker injured herself in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 3.25pm on Thursday when the 42-year-old suffered a serious ankle injury near Malham Cove

Dartmoor national park rangers face abuse from anti-social visitors Fri, 29 May 2020 20:16:09
Rangers in Dartmoor have faced abuse from irresponsible visitors as lockdown rules are eased.

The national park authority said the behaviour is unacceptable and police are supporting its staff to tackle the problem

Peak District boss calls for visitors’ respect as litter piles up Fri, 29 May 2020 19:56:09
The boss of the Peak District national park has pleaded with visitors to respect the countryside as numbers coming to the area increase with lockdown easing.

Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the park authority also said people should not rush back to the area

Welsh teams’ advice as lockdown eased: consider self-rescue on the hills Fri, 29 May 2020 19:01:08
Rescuers in Wales have issued advice for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts as the government announced a slight easing of lockdown from Monday.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said people in Wales would be able to travel a short distance to take exercise

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