The Kinder team carries the walker from the Woolpacks. Photo: Kinder MRT

The Kinder team carries the walker from the Woolpacks. Photo: Kinder MRT

A walker’s first visit to the Peak District’s highest hill led to her having to be rescued.

The woman, from the Preston, Lancashire, area, was being taken by friends around the Kinder Scout plateau on Sunday when she tripped and injured her knee.

She was unable to continue walking so the party took shelter in the Woolpack rocks and called out mountain rescue.

A spokesperson for the Kinder Mountain Rescue Team said: “Fortunately, the Kinder team had just finished providing safety cover for the Kinder Trog fell race and was less than a mile from her location.

“An advance party of four made its way to her location, followed by the rest of the team with their stretcher and medical equipment.

“The lady was treated by members of the team before being carried by stretcher to Edale Cross.”

The team has a YouTube account of the rescue

A team Land Rover took the walker to the rescue base in Hayfield from where she was taken by ambulance to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport for further treatment.

The spokesperson said: “It had been raining all day and as the Lady was unable to move, she was becoming increasingly cold.

“It was lucky we happened to be so close to the incident. We hope she recovers quickly and that this incident didn’t put her off walking on Kinder again.”

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