The companions made their way down to Dale Head. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The companions made their way down to Dale Head. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker’s companions descended to a farm to raise the alarm after she injured herself on a Lake District fell.

The woman, in her early 60s slipped and hurt her leg while descending from Bedafell Knott towards Dale Head in Martindale on Sunday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 12.35pm.

There was no mobile phone signal at the site, so group members made their way down to the farm at Dale Head to call emergency services.

A team spokesperson said: “Three vehicles were despatched and travelled to the head of Martindale where they proceeded on foot to the casualty site.

“After treatment at scene the casualty was put in a leg splint and conveyed off the fell in a stretcher to a team Land Rover.

“The group were driven back to Patterdale mountain rescue base where they then made their own way to hospital for further treatment.”

The rescue involved 17 Patterdale MRT volunteers and lasted three hours.

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