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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

Nicky Spinks runs double Paddy Buckley Round as Wainwright date revealed Sun, 19 May 2019 18:56:55
Top fellrunner and ultrarunner Nicky Spinks will give the annual Wainwright Society lecture this year.

The announcement came as she ran herself into the record books with another long-distance first

Runners from 32 nations will line up for biggest Dragon’s Back Race yet Sun, 19 May 2019 18:48:22
Runners from 32 nations will line up in north Wales on Monday for the start of the event claimed to be the world’s toughest five-day mountain race.

Organisers of the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race expect 450 athletes to gather at Conwy Castle as the 315km-long race gets underway

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