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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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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Ten years of TGO Awards

By Judy Whiteside / November 1, 2021 /

Regular readers of The Great Outdoors magazine (aka TGO) will be familiar with the annual Reader Awards and Gear Awards. Now in their tenth year, mountain rescue features in a few different ways under the Extra Mile category 2021, announced recently. Sally Seed takes a look at the teams, one individual and even the national…

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Figuring out a tough year…

By Judy Whiteside / January 1, 2021 /

It’s been an interesting year for mountain rescue teams, across England and Wales, and a preliminary look at the figures for 2020 tells a mixed story. There’s nothing better than a good number crunch but gathering stats from across Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) can be a challenge at the best of times. As…

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Ling Mell at night

Why have an Awareness Day?

By Judy Whiteside / October 24, 2020 /

Tomorrow, Sunday 25 October is Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness Day – not necessarily one of the big dates in your diary but worth an explanatory blog post, we thought. Sally Seed is here to enlighten… Why now (1)? The last Sunday in October has been our Awareness day for several years and there’s one…

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