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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Mam Tor

Respect, protect and enjoy

By Judy Whiteside / March 31, 2021 /

As the country begins to emerge from lockdown and an updated Countryside Code is launched, Sally Seed looks at the implications for mountain rescue teams across England and Wales. ‘Keep well. Stay safe. Look after yourself. Take care.’ We’ve all been finishing off every ‘phone conversation, Zoom meeting and email with something along those lines…

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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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Wherefore what3words…

By Judy Whiteside / August 6, 2020 /

The three-word location system – which divides the entire globe into three-metre squares, each with a unique three-word address – is undoubtedly another tool in the navigation toolbox, but if you’re heading for the hills, don’t forget the more traditional navigation skills. That old-fashioned map and compass might just help you navigate your way out…

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