We’ve been enjoying something of a heatwave here in the UK over the last week or so, with temperatures reaching an impressive 35 degrees C in some parts of the country – which has no doubt inspired many of you out there to explore the countryside from your Lake District hotels.
However, we here at The Mortal Man would urge you all to be as careful as you can when out walking in this beautiful part of the country when the weather is as hot as it has been. Make sure you leave your Lake District B&B with plenty of water and some food for energy, as well as your phone so you can call for help if need be. Always tell someone where you’re going and what time you expect to be back as well.
According to a report in the News & Star, a 23-year-old walker who had been enjoying a hike near Scafell Pike with her boyfriend suffered from severe dehydration and heat exhaustion because of the soaring temperatures.
As a result, the Great North Air Ambulance Service’s Pride of Cumbria helicopter was called out, with a doctor and paramedic on board, before the young woman was airlifted to Whitehaven’s West Cumberland Hospital.
We were relieved to hear that the woman arrived at the hospital in a stable condition but this incident just goes to show how jolly careful you have to be when out walking, particularly if the weather is hot and you’re in an unfamiliar environment. Even experienced walkers can run into trouble, which is certainly worth bearing in mind.