The walker was due at a campsite in Patterdale

The walker was due at a campsite in Patterdale

The late arrival of a man tackling the Coast to Coast Walk sparked a search involving three mountain rescue teams.

The walker, from Flintshire, had been due at a campsite in Patterdale in the Lake District while attempting the 311km (192-mile) route across England from St Bees Head to Robin Hood’s Bay.

A spokesperson for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said: “The man, from Flintshire, was reported missing by a concerned relative who had hoped to meet up with him at a camp site in Patterdale the previous day.

“When he didn’t arrive as expected and no contact could be made, the police requested the help of the Patterdale team, along with teams from Langdale and Penrith to search the Coast to Coast routes in their respective areas.”

The Patterdale team began their search at 10.30am yesterday, Sunday. 17 of their volunteers were involved in the hunt for the missing walker.

The spokesperson added: “The walker was eventually located safe and well in Patterdale, having arrived a day later than planned, unaware his relative had hoped to meet up with him.”

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