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2021

October  
Busy and Tragic October Start for the Team  
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July  
Buttermere shuttle bus from Cockermouth  
Labels and Footbridges  
Lake District Trig Points  
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June  
The Missing Toposcope  
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May  
Camping in the Lake District  
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February  
Chris Lewis Support Fund  
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January  
An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams  
Lake District to feature on New Stamp  
2020: a Mixed Year for Mountain Rescue  

2020

December  
New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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October  
Walking Near Cattle  
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July  
Camping in the Lake District  
Coronavirus News  
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June  
The Keswick to Threlkeld Path Tunnel  
Rydal Cave  
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May  
A Plea from Patterdale MRT  
Pooley Bridge Replacement  
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March  
Meet Skye  
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• Chris Lewis Support Fund

Chris Lewis of Patterdale MRT suffered life changing injuries while assisting some camping illegally on Red Screes. Could you consider making a donation to his support fund?

In the early hours of 6th February, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out to assist someone camping on Red Screes above Kirkstone Pass.  read more ...


• An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams

We are publishing this appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams in full and we urge you to read it before venturing out into the fells.

[We are publishing this appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams in full and we urge you to read it before venturing out into the fells.]  read more ...


• Lake District to feature on New Stamp

The Lake District is to feature as part of the Royal Mail's first set of 2021 special stamps.

As part of its first set of special stamps in 2021, the Royal Mail has decided to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Britain's first four National Parks.  read more ...


• 2020: a Mixed Year for Mountain Rescue

Annual figures tell a mixed story across Mountain Rescue in England and Wales.

Statistics from Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW), the umbrella organisation for Mountain Rescue teams across England and Wales, tell a mixed story for 2020. Overall, call out numbers for the year are remarkably consistent with 3,080 call outs in 2020 compared with 2,973 in 2019, a relatively small increase of 107 (under 4%).  read more ...


• New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem

The LDSAMRA have issued a press release talking about the problems that the rise in inexperienced walkers is causing them.

The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association have issued a press release talking about the problems that the rise in inexperienced walkers is causing them.  read more ...


• The Fell Top Assessors are Back

The Fell Top Assessors are back for another season bringing you daily reports on conditions in the high fells.

At the start of this week the Lake District National Park Authority's Fell Top Assessor team returned for the 2020 winter season. They might just have one of the most socially distanced roles in the UK. Long before this year's coronavirus pandemic the Fell Top Assessors have been used to working in solitary conditions to keep walkers safe on the fells.  read more ...



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Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.