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Good walking boots may reduce ankle injuries

Posted 24 February 2011
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Good walking boots may reduce ankle injuries
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Good walking boots can help protect the ankles of those out on the mountains, the importance of which may have been emphasised by an injury suffered by a visitor to the Lake District.

Yesterday (February 23rd), a 74-year-old man from Croydon had to be stretchered off Place Fell near Ullswater after slipping and breaking his ankle, with the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team coming to his aid.

The fall had come when he was walking with his family over muddy ground on the fell, but the team's report did not state what footwear he was wearing.

However, walking boots can always help reduce the risk of ankle injuries as they support this area in ways other shoes such as trainers do not.

Place Fell lies just east of Ullswater and is 2,156 ft high, being reached from Patterdale via a path northwards from Boredale Hause.

The Hause is a point where several paths join, with the route to the south joining the High Street ridge.
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