A 73-year-old man remains in hospital after a crash on the A591 between Grasmere and Rydal. The man's vintage Vincent 500 motorbike was in a crash with a car yesterday afternoon. The Great North Air Ambulance flew him to hospital in Preston with a broken leg.
Hundreds of runners have signed up for what has been called one of the most beautiful trail races in the Lake District. Runners of all ages and abilities can take part in the National Trust’s Grasmere Gallop 10km run which takes place on Saturday 9 June.
As well as the 10km run there's a 5.7km trail race and a 10km walk, with a special emphasis on Nordic walking. Also n the show field there's a Teddy Dash, a bouncy castle, Nordic walking and bird of prey displays, food stalls and outdoors retailers.
National Trust Ranger Jonathan Smith said:
“The Grasmere Gallop had an incredibly loyal following even before the National Trust took over the running of the event in 2011. The feedback we received last year was amazing so we couldn’t wait to make the 2012 Gallop even bigger and better.
“I may be a little biased but I think these runs and the walk take you through some of the most amazing scenery in the country – what better distraction could there be when you’re into the last mile and your legs are feeling the strain!”
Proceeds from the event will be used to support the National Trust’s work in this inspirational landscape. Dave Almond, the National Trust’s Lead Ranger for Grasmere, added:
You can enter the Gallop online until midnight on Thursday 7 June, or sign up on the day. Click here for more details.