Rescuers used a dog pram on the fell. Photo: Patterdale MRT

Rescuers used a dog pram on the fell. Photo: Patterdale MRT

A couple and their two exhausted dachshunds were rescued after getting into trouble on a Lake District fell.

The pair set out from their hotel on Wednesday for a walk, but got lost on Gowbarrow Fell.

When it began to rain heavily and night fell the walkers rang 999 for help.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 6.30pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Six team members went out and located the couple and their dogs cold and very wet.

“The dogs’ little legs had given up walking and were carried off using the couple’s doggie pram and a cat basket brought along by the team’s vet.

“They were escorted off the fell back to the team Land Rover and dropped back at their hotel.”

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