Search dog Rona with handler Rob Grange. Photo: Keswick MRT

Search dog Rona with handler Rob Grange. Photo: Keswick MRT

A couple attempting the Coast to Coast Walk were rescued after getting lost in the dark on a Lake District fell.

The pair, in their 60s, became disoriented near the col at Greenup Edge and descended in error into the Wyth Burn valley.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.15pm on Sunday when the couple were unable to find their way off the fells.

The couple were found in the Wyth Burn valley. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The couple were found in the Wyth Burn valley. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A team spokesperson said: “The team sent out a group with three search dogs to find them.

“They were duly located by search dog Rona in a sheepfold about halfway up the wetter section of Wythburn just after midnight, after their torch was spotted from the other side of the river.

“They were escorted down to the car park at Steel End to rendezvous with a friend.”

The four-hour rescue involved 12 volunteers from the Keswick team.

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