The walker was stretchered down to Barkbethdale. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

The walker was stretchered down to Barkbethdale. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring his leg.

The 46-year-old man was walking on the northern flanks of Skiddaw on Saturday when he damaged tendons when he turned his ankle.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.50pm and two of its vehicles went to Barkbethdale, west of Broad End.

Team members found the man and carried him down from the fell to the farmyard in the valley below.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “An ambulance arrived, but after examination by paramedics, the casualty chose to be driven home by his friends, and seek treatment in his local area.”

The 2½-hour rescue was the team’s 21st this year and involved 17 volunteer members.

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