Ribblehead, with Pen-y-ghent in the distance

Ribblehead, with Pen-y-ghent in the distance

Rescuers were called out to search for three walkers who got lost as darkness fell while attempting a challenge walk.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted about 10pm on Sunday when the trio called for help while tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

The walkers’ mobile phone signal was then lost and the only description the Clapham-based team had was that the group was between Pen-y-ghent and Whernside, on a track through a field.

The distance between the two hills is 18km (11 miles).

A team spokesperson said North Yorkshire Police searched roads in the area while the CRO’s volunteers searched tracks.

The spokesperson added: “They had no map, no torch and no other emergency equipment.”

The lost walkers were eventually found by a farmer who took them to their car at Ribblehead.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a 39km (24-mile) challenge walk involving walking up Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

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