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Lakeland walker stretchered from Cat Bells after injuring ankle in slip Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:42:58
A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring herself in wet conditions.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.40pm on Saturday when the woman slipped on wet muddy grass while descending with a group on the Newlands side of Cat Bells


Ramblers urge Treasury to fund path repairs to support Covid-19 walking surge Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:16:08
Walkers’ campaigners are urging the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to stump up cash for path repairs as winter approaches.

The Ramblers said emergency funding for remedial work on footpaths is vital to enable members of the public to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of walking


Police plea to Yorkshire Dales walkers as search continues for David McCartney Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:14:20
Police have used drones in the continuing search for a walker who has gone missing in the Yorkshire Dales.

David McCartney set out from his home on Monday, intending to recce an eight-mile walk in Wharfedale


Lakeland walker rescued after falling into gill while taking photograph Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:15:45
A walker was rescued after falling into a Lake District gill when he was taking a picture.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the incident on Wednesday at Fisherplace Gill, on the western flanks of Helvellyn


Major search continues for walker David McCartney, missing in Yorkshire Dales Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:35:59
A major search continued on Wednesday for a missing walker in the Yorkshire Dales.

Police issued an updated picture of David McCartney, who told his family on Monday he was heading out to go walking in Wharfedale


Police issue urgent appeal for sightings of missing Yorkshire Dales walker David McCartney Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:30:43
Police in the Yorkshire Dales have issued an urgent appeal to find a walker who has been reported missing.

Mountain rescuers have joined the operation to find David McCartney, who is believed to have headed out to walk in Wharfedale


Broken boot prompts call to mountain rescue for Scafell Pike walkers Thu, 14 Oct 2021 19:44:51
Rescuers set out onto the slopes of England’s highest mountain with spare footwear after a pair of walkers got into difficulties when a boot fell apart.

The couple also became disoriented in darkness while descending from Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route on Wednesday


Injured man treated for hypothermia after falling 10 metres into Aira Force gorge Wed, 13 Oct 2021 19:08:10
A man was rescued after spending an hour in a Lake District stream when he fell more than 30ft into a gorge.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.30pm on Wednesday to the incident at Aira Force


Hadrian’s Wall becomes incident ‘hot spot’ as rescuers aid two walkers Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:11:32
Rescuers in Northumberland were called out twice to aid walkers in difficulties along Hadrian’s Wall.

The two incidents followed a rescue early in October at the Roman wall, involving Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams


Two fatal incidents among 12 callouts in nine days for Wasdale rescuers Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:38:02
Rescuers from the Wasdale team have been called out to 12 incidents on England’s two highest mountains in the first nine days of October.

Two of the callouts involved fatalities


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