Rescuers and farmers at the site on Bampton Common. Photo: Penrith MRT

Rescuers and farmers at the site on Bampton Common. Photo: Penrith MRT

Mountain rescuers went to the aid of a Lake District shepherd who got stuck on steep ground after he slipped.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Monday when the shepherd became cragfast on the south side of Low Kop on Bampton Common near Haweswater.

A team spokesperson said: “The team was assisted to the area by other farmers using quad bikes and team members were able to arrange an anchor and use a basic rope system to belay the shepherd up the slope to easier ground.

“The farmers and shepherds were all very grateful and team members were invited back to the farmhouse for refreshments.”

The 3½-hour rescue involved 10 volunteer members of Penrith MRT.

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