The summit plateau of Bleaklow: difficult navigating in poor conditions

The summit plateau of Bleaklow: difficult to navigate in poor conditions

A walker was rescued after getting lost in the dark on the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

The man had set off from Edale in Derbyshire before becoming benighted on Bleaklow, the 633m (2,077ft) fell whose navigational challenges are renowned for catching out walkers.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 9.30pm yesterday and mounted a search for the lost walker.

Glossop MRT and Search and Rescue Dogs Association (England) member Paul Taylor and his dog Toby found the man in the Fork Grain area, on the southern slopes below the summit, east of the Pennine Way.

A team spokesperson said: “The man was safe and well but a little tired after his day on the hill and was escorted off to Snake Summit by the team.”

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