Warning after rescue of lost walker

A warning has been issued about the dangers of people walking in the Peak District when ill-equipped.

It comes after both the Edale and Glossop Mountain Rescue Teams were called out at 9.30pm on Wednesday.

The alarm was raised by a lone female who had walked into a farm in the Alport Valley near Bamford having become separated from her mother.

The pair had been out for a days’ walk on Bleaklow and had become disorientated in the mist.

Edale MRT Team Leader Ian Bunting said: “The pair had become lost in thick fog which caused them to be walking in an unfamiliar area. In addition the mother did not have a touch which made it difficult for her to progress.”

He added: “Anyone out walking in the Peak District or other upland areas of the UK should ensure they have a map, compass, a working torch and know how to use them.

“With daylight hours shortening mountain rescue teams see an increase in incidents at this time year which could be prevented if people knew how to navigate in poor weather and carried a torch.”

The lady was located at 12.30am, by a search dog team, cold, wet and exhausted and unable to make her own way off the hill.

Due to this she was evacuated by stretcher down to Alport Farm with all team members eventually off the hill by 3am.