The pair got lost searching for a plane wreck on Bleaklow. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The pair got lost searching for a plane wreck on Bleaklow. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Two walkers were rescued after getting lost as night fell on the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

The pair had set off about 6.30pm from Snake Summit towards the site of an aircraft wreck on Bleaklow.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 11.35pm on Monday when the man and woman got into difficulties on the hillside.

The pair had gone in search of the wreckage of a B29 Superfortress aeroplane that flew into the moor near Higher Shelf Stones in 1948 with the loss of the 13 lives of the aircrew.

The team used the Sarloc smartphone system to pinpoint the walkers’ position, between Hern Clough and Crooked Clough, close to the Pennine Way.

A team spokesperson said: “The team sent a small group to meet up with them and walk them off the hill back to Snake Summit.”

The rescue ended at 1.15am on Tuesday.

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