A walker who went missing on the Coast to Coast route was found after a search by two rescue teams and search dogs – walking in his socks.
The 74-year-old became separated from his walking companion in the Greenup Edge area, between Rosthwaite and Grasmere.
The walking partner reported him missing after reaching Grasmere village, and said the walker, tackling the 309km (192-mile) route had had trouble with his footwear and had fallen behind.
He was also reported to have a previous medical history.
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 11.35pm and requested the help of Langdale Ambleside MRT and Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.
A Langdale Ambleside MRT spokesperson said: “With concerns about the other man’s health and the state of his footwear, a search was mounted immediately.”
He was found bootless off-route in Wythburn in a rescue lasting four hours.
A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “He was provided with a pair of boots, and assisted down to his accommodation in Grasmere.”
- The Keswick team was in action again today after a mountain biker came off his machine while coming down Spooney Green Lane between Latrigg and Keswick.
The team was called out about 11.15 this morning and treated the 49-year-old for a broken and dislocated shoulder.
He was then taken to an ambulance which took him to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.