The walkers were brought to a vehicle at Sulber Gate

The walkers were brought to a vehicle at Sulber Gate

Four walkers taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge had to be rescued after getting lost in darkness.

The two men and two women, aged between 29 and 36, called for help yesterday after getting lost while coming down from Ingleborough yesterday.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted shortly after 11.32pm and went to their aid.

The walkers also reported one of the party had an injured knee.

Rescuers found the walkers and brought them down to Sulber Gate on the Horton in Ribblesdale side of the 723m (2,372ft) fell.

A team vehicle then drove them to safety.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge involves a circuit of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a 39km (24-mile) route that walkers aim to complete in less than 12 hours.

The rescue was the team’s 23rd of the year.

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