The Limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove

The Limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire Dales hillside after injuring her leg in a slip.

The 56-year-old was on the limestone pavement on top of Malham Cove when she fell.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 12.20pm on Saturday.

A team spokesperson said: “As CRO arrived, an air ambulance was lifting off to carry her approximately 700m to a road ambulance.”

The pavement on top of the 80m (260ft) limestone crag is a popular walking destination but its clints and grikes – blocks and crevices – make the site tricky to use, especially when the rock is wet and slippery.

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