One of the team vehicles makes its way across the moor during the rescue. Photo: DSRTA

One of the team vehicles makes its way across the moor during the rescue. Photo: DSRTA

Two walkers were brought to safety from Dartmoor after getting lost in conditions described by rescuers as horrendous.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton was alerted by police on Tuesday afternoon when the pair rang for help from the South of the national park.

A team spokesperson said: “The pair of walkers had set off from Ivybridge in the morning heading towards their accommodation in Scorriton.

“As they left the Two Moors Way to join the Abbots Way the weather closed in and they became lost.

“After making contact with the walkers our search manager was able to determine their location and initiated a limited team callout. Shortly after 2.30pm four team members in two Land Rovers drove the 12km along the Puffy Billy Track to Crossways where the walkers were found sheltering in the old explosives hut.

“Although cold the walkers were safe and well, hot tea was administered and they were escorted off the moor.”

The rescue ended shortly after 5pm.

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