Rescuers in action during the incident. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers in action during the incident. Photo: Keswick MRT

Three walkers were rescued from a Lake District fell after getting into difficulties in low cloud.

The group summited Clough Head and intended to descend to Threlkeld Knotts via the Red Screes path on Wednesday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, which went to the walkers’ aid, said the trio had difficulty finding the start of the path in poor visibility and returned to the Clough Head summit from where they rang for mountain rescuers’ help.

The Keswick team was alerted about 7.20pm and three of its volunteers drove a team Land Rover along the Old Coach Road and made their way to the summit via White Pike.

A spokesperson said: “The walkers, who were suitably dressed for the conditions, had hunkered down by the summit cairn whilst waiting for the Keswick team to arrive.

“They were then escorted off and driven down to the road in the team vehicle.”

The rescue lasted just short of three hours and involved five Keswick MRT volunteers.

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