The couple were wild camping at Grisedale Tarn. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The couple were wild camping at Grisedale Tarn. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers urged hillgoers to check weather reports after two people got into difficulties while wild camping in the Lake District.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police at 8.25pm on Saturday when the pair called for help.

The two walkers had set up camp at Grisedale Tarn.

A team spokesperson said: “Due to the weather conditions their tent had collapsed in the wind after the poles snapped.

“The couple then quickly became wet and cold and requested the teams help.

“The duty leader decided on a limited callout after establishing there were no injuries.

“Under guidance, the couple began to make their way down to the valley bottom. Four team members drove up the Grisedale valley in two Land Rovers as far as they were able. They then made their way on foot to meet up with the two walkers.”

The pair were then taken back to the team base and they then made their way by road to their vehicle which was near Ambleside.

The spokesperson added: “The team would like to remind anyone who is venturing on the fells to check the weather conditions and plan accordingly.”

Four Patterdale MRT volunteers were involved in the two-hour incident.

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