KENDAL Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) are urging walkers to take extra care after two people sustained leg injuries on the fells on Sunday.

At 10.25am the team was called to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a female casualty who had slipped on Hampsfell (to the north of Grange-over-Sands), sustaining a lower leg injury.

The Air Ambulance was unable to get in due to low cloud.

The casualty's leg was splinted, she was given pain relief and then stretchered down to the ambulance.

Kendal MRT’s second callout of the day came when another walker suffered a lower leg injury after a ‘nasty fall’ on steep ground below Winder Fell, Sedbergh.

After being paged by Cumbria Police at 5.50pm team members treated the woman at the scene and after a controlled steep bank stretcher lower she was transferred to a waiting ambulance.

A team spokesman commented that “With all the wet weather recently, it’s pretty slippery on the hills and walkers should take even greater care than usual.”