A WALKER from York was rescued after slipping and injuring his leg near Glenridding.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) were called to assist the 34-year-old man who had tripped while descending the path from Birkhouse Moor to Glenridding.

He had been walking with friends and nearly finished the route when he injured himself.

He was found by an ex-Patterdale MRT member who reassured him and called the police.

The casualty was treated at the scene and stretchered from the fell.

Team members transported him by Land Rover to the rescue centre where he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to Carlisle for further treatment.

The rescue took two hours and involved 10 team members.