The women were rescued from Great How Crags, centre right

The women were rescued from Great How Crags, centre right

Mountain rescuers were called out to find lost walkers and mountain bikers in the Lake District.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 3.30pm on Monday after three women became disoriented while walking in bad weather on the Coniston Fells.

Twelve team members made their way on to the hills above Coniston Coppermines Valley and found the trio.

A spokesperson said: “The group was located uninjured by team members in potentially difficult ground near the summit of Great How Crags, from where they were walked down to Coniston MRT vehicles at Levers Water.”

And yesterday, 13 team members turned out to find two mountain bikers lost in the dark in Grizedale Forest.

Coniston MRT was alerted at 9.50pm and mounted a search for the two men.

The pair were found and taken back to their base in Hawkshead.

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