The walkers were found on Torside Naze. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walkers were found on Torside Naze. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers warned walkers not to rely solely on mobile phones for their navigation after a couple had to be rescued from the slopes of the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Sunday evening when the pair from Cheshire called for help from Bleaklow.

The walkers were on the northern edge of the hill when they became disoriented as night fell.

Peter Józefczyk of the Glossop team said rescuers used the Sarloc smartphone system to pinpoint the lost walkers on Torside Naze.

He said: “Members of the team were quickly with the couple who were fine but just a little cold. Team members guided the couple down to Torside car park.

“We would like to remind the public not to be totally reliant on mobile phones to navigate with and that they should carry a map and compass and know how to use them; also carry a torch with spare batteries.”

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