The Bishop on Barf. Photo: David Gruar CC-BY-SA-2.0

The Bishop on Barf. Photo: David Gruar CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers were called out to a Lakeland fell to help a walker stuck on steep ground.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.15pm on Saturday when the man became cragfast on Barf.

The fell, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake, is a favourite for walkers getting stuck on rocky terrain, despite its modest 468m (1,535ft) height.

A team spokesperson said the walker had strayed about 300m from the path on to ‘rather unpleasant scree’ near The Bishop, a whitewashed rock on the eastern slopes of the hill.

“A team Land Rover set off to access the area from Whinlatter, while other members stood by at base,” the spokesperson said. “In the event, a team member who lived locally was able to reach the casualty and reassure him, and with the assistance of two members who went direct to Thornthwaite, led him down to terra firma unhurt.”

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