Stay Home for Easter, say Mountain Rescue England and Wales

Fellow blogger John Bainbridge has just published this post which I think is worth wider reading although I am sure that my followers already realise the situation we are in and are acting accordingly.

Walking the Old Ways

Mountain Rescuers reinforce the Stay At Home message ahead of the Easter weekend

Like everyone else, Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) is following the national health protection advice and applying it to its situation as a voluntary service.

“MREW’s priority is resilience,” said Mike France, SEO (Senior Executive Officer) of MREW. “We need to make sure that as many of our trained volunteers as possible are available for essential call outs and to support the paid emergency services as needed.”

MR teams across the country have been disappointed to see walkers ignoring the national advice, travelling into National Parks and other areas and, it is assumed, expecting MR volunteers to risk their own lives (and those of their families and colleagues) to come to a walker’s aid if called.

“The hills and upland areas will still be there to be enjoyed once the restrictions are lifted,” said Mike. “We’ve…

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