The walkers got lost below the western edge of Kinder Scout. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walkers got lost below the western edge of Kinder Scout. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Four rescue teams combined to help find two walkers lost on the Peak District’s highest hill.

The couple called 999 on Sunday when they became ‘navigationally challenged’ on Kinder Scout as night began to fall.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 5.50pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Questioning from the duty controller was inconclusive and an attempt to locate their mobile phone was also unsuccessful.

“Unfortunately the clag was down meaning helicopter support was going to be limited at very best and so we therefore had to do it the old fashioned way and the Kinder Plan was triggered.

“This is where the four teams that surround the plateau deploy on a pre-arranged search pattern, the objective of which is to cover all the key areas of the hill with the maximum personnel in the quickest possible way.

“This well tried and tested plan quickly located the couple via flashes from their lights below the western edge path in the area of Broad Clough.

“The pair were walked down and reunited with their transport allowing all the team members to return home at a relatively civilised hour in the evening.”

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