The walkers were attempting a circular route on Pen-y-ghent. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walkers were attempting a circular route on Pen-y-ghent. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Two walkers were rescued, along with their dogs, after getting lost in the dark during a journey on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

The 41-year-old man and 38-year-old woman set off without a map to tackle a circular route on Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted about 6.25pm on Sunday when the pair and their two dogs were reported lost the dark in low cloud.

The team used the Sarloc smartphone system to pinpoint their position, which turned out to be Bargh Hill, 5km (3 miles) south of Pen-y-ghent, near Stainforth.

A team spokesperson said: “A local CRO controller walked up to guide them and their two dogs off the hill and drive them back to Horton, while a controller colleague monitored communications, at home.”

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