High Pike, one of the peaks on the Fairfield Horseshoe route. Photo: Graham Horn CC-BY-SA-2.0

High Pike, one of the peaks on the Fairfield Horseshoe route. Photo: Graham Horn CC-BY-SA-2.0

A 10-year-old boy was rescued from a Lakeland fell after injuring his knee.

Two rescue teams took part in the operation to bring the boy down from the Fairfield Horseshoe this afternoon.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 2.25pm when the young walker was unable to carry on after injuring his leg on High Pike.

Fifteen team members took part in the four-hour rescue on the 656m (2,152ft) fell, and the team requested the help of the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, which joined them in stretchering the boy from the hill.

High Pike is often tackled as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe, a 16km (10-mile) walk encompassing eight peaks, including the 873m (2,864ft) Fairfield.

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