Mountain safety advice as the days get shorter

By Sally Seed / October 27, 2023 /

In 2023, Mountain Rescue Awareness Day falls on Sunday 29th October. It coincides, as it has for several years, with the clocks going back and the shift from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It seems as good a time as any to think about safety on the hills as the days get shorter.

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How to navigate with your phone and find new paths with OS Maps

By Sally Seed / August 7, 2023 /

Our friends at Ordnance Survey tell us how to make the most of the OS Maps app to plan your next outdoor adventure and offer some expert advice for using your phone effectively while out on the trails.

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Woodland track

Wake up to Lyme disease

By Sally Seed / April 30, 2023 /

Spring is here and the outdoors beckon. Many will be planning walks around the longer days and warmer weather, but enjoying the outdoors safely isn’t only about the weather, your skills and your kit. Caroline Fearnley is Campaign Manager for Lyme Disease UK and, with May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month, she’s keen to work…

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What would mountain rescue do? Map and compass

What would mountain rescue do?

By Sally Seed / February 9, 2023 /

Winter precautions and preparations are second nature for mountain rescue volunteers, whether for an MR incident or when they’re out in the hills walking, cycling or climbing themselves. Tips and tricks to keep warm, safe and ready for anything are shared across teams, formally through training and much more informally when out and about. We’ve…

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Welcome to the dark side

By Sally Seed / October 24, 2022 /

Sunday 30 October is Mountain Rescue Awareness Day as well as being the first full day after the UK clocks go back. As the days shorten and the evenings draw in, it gets darker earlier in the afternoons and it’s a good time to think about safety for your day in the mountains during the…

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