The couple got lost in the Cross Fell area

The couple got lost in the Cross Fell area

A rescue team pleaded with walkers to carry a map and compass after they were called out to find two lost walkers on the highest hill in the Pennines.

The 34-year-old man and 22-year-old woman from Manchester called for help after getting lost in poor weather on Saturday on the Pennine Way between Dufton and Alston in Cumbria.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 4.25pm to search for the couple in the Cross Fell area.

A team spokesperson said: “From the description given the team was able to identify their likely location.

“A vehicle was dispatched and the couple were quickly found sheltering in a ruined hut.

“They were cold and wet but otherwise OK. The walkers were taken back to base and given hot drinks and a chance to warm up.”

The four-hour rescue involved 13 Penrith MRT members.

The spokesperson added: “The team would like to remind walkers to be suitably equipped for the hills, including a map and compass.”

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