The walker slipped near the Ruthwaite Lodge climbing hut in Grisedale. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walker slipped near the Ruthwaite Lodge climbing hut in Grisedale. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued after injuring herself on the Lake District fells.

The 68-year-old Guernsey woman slipped and suffered a suspected broken ankle in the incident on Sunday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.55pm. A team spokesperson said: “The woman, who was walking the Coast to Coast route with her husband, was treated on scene near to Ruthwaite Lodge in Grisedale.

“The woman was then stretchered to a team Land Rover ambulance and driven back to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team base for onward transfer to hospital.”

The team said the woman and her husband, who was with her, were well equipped and were in survival bags when its members arrived at the scene.

The three-hour rescue involved 13 Patterdale MRT members and one member of the Bowland Pennine team.

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