Rescuers met the parents as they descended from Nan Bield Pass. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers met the parents as they descended from Nan Bield Pass. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was led to safety by rescuers after becoming separated from her parents on the Lake District fells.

Penrith and Kendal Mountain Rescue Teams were called out in the incident above Mardale.

The 19-year-old was walking with her family on Wednesday but became separated from them when she went ahead of the group.

After spending some time trying to contact her and searching for her, the parents called police, who alerted the Penrith team.

A team spokesperson said: “The team advised the parents to return to their car and Penrith team members were sent to meet up with them as they descended from Nan Bield Pass.

“The daughter had been heading south rather than south-east which would have taken her into Kentmere. So Kendal Mountain Rescue Team were contacted, and they also dispatched a search team who encountered the missing female between Kentmere Reservoir and Kentmere.”

The Kendal team escorted the walker to their base where her parents were able to be reunited with her.

The incident lasted 2¼ hours and involved nine volunteers from Penrith MRT.

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