The woman was found near Measand Beck above Haweswater

The woman was found near Measand Beck above Haweswater

A woman on the Coast to Coast Walk was rescued after a major search involving 50 mountain rescuers.

The woman, from the Netherlands, got lost while tackling the walk on her own and called for help about 6.20pm yesterday.

She phoned her parents in the Netheralands, who contaced police in Cumbria.

A Penrith Mountain Rescue Team spokesperson said: “The information received was that she could see a dam and was on steep ground.

“Consequently, members from Penrith, Patterdale and Kendal Mountain Rescue Teams searched numerous areas around Haweswater, Hayeswater and Kentmere Reservoir.

“An RAF Sea King was also tasked from Boulmer, but fortunately, the well prepared walker was located safe and well in the Measand Beck area of Haweswater.”

She had put up her tent and was sheltering.

“The team escorted her off the fell and gave her a lift to a nearby campsite.”

The four-hour rescue involved 20 Penrith MRT members and about 30 volunteers from the Patterdale and Kendal teams.

The Coast to Coast Walk is a 309km (192-mile) route devised by the late author Alfred Wainwright and goes from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

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