The woman was walking down Lingy Bank in Borrowdale when she slipped. Photo: P Leedell CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman was walking down Lingy Bank in Borrowdale when she slipped. Photo: P Leedell CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was rescued after injuring her ankle in a slip on snow covered grass on a Lakeland fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident when the 56-year-old woman slipped while coming down Lingy Bank above Rosthwaite in Borrowdale.

The team was alerted about 12.30pm today and went to the aid of the walker.

Keswick MRT members gave her pain relief and splinted the ankle before stretchering her down to New Bridge where she was put into a waiting ambulance.

The woman was then taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The rescue lasted 1¼ hours and involved 14 volunteers from the Keswick team. It was the team’s sixth callout of the year.

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