The main was walking on Derwent Moors above Ladybower Reservoir. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The man was walking on Derwent Moors above Ladybower Reservoir. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was knocked unconscious when he was blown over while walking in strong winds in the Peak District.

The man was walking on the Derwent Moors above Ladybower Reservoir on Boxing Day when he suffered a head injury as gales swept him off his feet.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2pm and members assessed the man’s injuries and treated him at the site before stretchering down to a waiting ambulance which took the walker to the major trauma centre in Sheffield.

A team spokesperson said: “The Derbyshire, Rutland and Leicester Air Ambulance attempted to assist but was unable to land due to the strong gusting winds.”

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