The summit cairn on Thornthwaite Beacon. Photo: Jim Barton CC-BY-SA-2.0

The summit cairn on Thornthwaite Beacon. Photo: Jim Barton CC-BY-SA-2.0

Eight walkers were rescued after getting lost in thick cloud on a Lakeland fell.

Kendal Mountain Rescue Team was called out yesterday, Sunday, at 6.35pm to the group, which included four children.

Team members set off from Kentmere Reservoir and found the walkers, cold and wet, at Thornthwaite Beacon.

Rescuers led the walkers down off the fell to Troutbeck Park from where they were taken in the team’s Land Rovers back to their own vehicles.

The rescue ended just before midnight.

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