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Tuesday 26 March 2013

Training

Tonight’s training was at the beautiful ‘Tegg’s Nose Country Park which is located close to Macclesfield in Cheshire on the Western edge of the Peak District National Park and is owned and managed by Cheshire County Council. It is a popular area for walking and attracts visitors from the local area and beyond who come to the park to enjoy the stunning views of the park and across the Cheshire plain as well as learn more about the history of the area.’ *

After last weekend’s call outs to the area we returned as a full team to practice stretcher carrying on steep ground and protecting and ‘packaging’ casualties from extremes of weather. Although much of the snow had cleared from the ground, with perfect timing it started to snow just as training started and with the wind chill the temperature was around -10.

As always, the more challenging the conditions, the more smiles and banter there seems to be right up to the point where we start to work. When members can be called out at any time of the day or night 365 days a year and in any weather it pays to have a sense of humour.

*Description taken from www.teggsnose.co.uk which provides more information on the activities and facilities available along with contact details for the Ranger Service.

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