Couple stranded on fell by cattle and deep mud

A COUPLE stranded on a fell by cattle and mud had to call out mountain rescuers last night.

The pair, visitors to the area, found themselves stuck on Hampsfell at Grange after their planned route became blocked, forcing them to retreat back towards the summit.

“They had intended a circular route but found their exit from the fell blocked by deep mud and cattle,” explained a spokesman for Kendal Mountain Rescue team, which attended.

“They decided to return to the summit and retrace their steps.

“Unfortunately, it went dark, they became disorientated and sensibly called for assistance.”

The team was called out at around 7.20pm.

Three team members who were close to the area located the couple, and their dog, and led them off the fell.

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6:22pm Tue 25 Feb 14

WilliamT says...

It really is hard on the rest of the country to deprive them of these gems of local 'rescues'- it is time for WG to publish '20 Most Hilarious Lake District Rescues'. I think this is the best so far.
It really is hard on the rest of the country to deprive them of these gems of local 'rescues'- it is time for WG to publish '20 Most Hilarious Lake District Rescues'. I think this is the best so far. WilliamT
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7:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

You wouldn't be laughing if it were you stuck out there in the dark.
You wouldn't be laughing if it were you stuck out there in the dark. Milkbutnosugarplease
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7:19pm Tue 25 Feb 14

flora_f00 says...

I think it was the sensible thing to do, wasn't last year two women were trampled nearby by cattle.
I think it was the sensible thing to do, wasn't last year two women were trampled nearby by cattle. flora_f00
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10:44am Wed 26 Feb 14

WilliamT says...

Milkbutnosugarplease wrote:
You wouldn't be laughing if it were you stuck out there in the dark.
I think I could cope. Oh dear!, scary dark, scary mud. What would Shackleton have thought?
[quote][p][bold]Milkbutnosugarplease[/bold] wrote: You wouldn't be laughing if it were you stuck out there in the dark.[/p][/quote]I think I could cope. Oh dear!, scary dark, scary mud. What would Shackleton have thought? WilliamT
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2:07pm Thu 27 Feb 14

jazzactivist says...

I live on Hampsfell and some of the cows around here do have a scary look in their eyes! Fair to say that with reports of people being trampled by cattle, and the mud where they have been walking around in is usually fairly deep, and it was dark. So if you don't know your way back along the many routes off the Hampsfell it probably was best to call for help. I still think people should be charged for rescue services though, unless they are injured or taken seriously ill.
I live on Hampsfell and some of the cows around here do have a scary look in their eyes! Fair to say that with reports of people being trampled by cattle, and the mud where they have been walking around in is usually fairly deep, and it was dark. So if you don't know your way back along the many routes off the Hampsfell it probably was best to call for help. I still think people should be charged for rescue services though, unless they are injured or taken seriously ill. jazzactivist
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9:13am Sat 1 Mar 14

snuggle-bunny says...

if you cant cope with a bit of mud and some cows you shouldnt be allowed out without supervision. if that was me i,d be taking a good look at myself and hanging my head in shame
if you cant cope with a bit of mud and some cows you shouldnt be allowed out without supervision. if that was me i,d be taking a good look at myself and hanging my head in shame snuggle-bunny
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12:28pm Sat 1 Mar 14

WilliamT says...

What should have happened, but the police and rescue teams are too feeble to dare advocate, is that they should have been told to keep walking downhill and then call a taxi etc. when they reached a road.
What should have happened, but the police and rescue teams are too feeble to dare advocate, is that they should have been told to keep walking downhill and then call a taxi etc. when they reached a road. WilliamT
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6:32pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Undiscoverable says...

WilliamT.... If you knew Hampsfell you would know that there are many steep drops that wouldn't be great to fall down. And claiming that volunteers are feeble is unforgivable. When was the last time you volunteered or gave back to the community?
WilliamT.... If you knew Hampsfell you would know that there are many steep drops that wouldn't be great to fall down. And claiming that volunteers are feeble is unforgivable. When was the last time you volunteered or gave back to the community? Undiscoverable
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8:05pm Mon 3 Mar 14

WilliamT says...

Undiscoverable wrote:
WilliamT.... If you knew Hampsfell you would know that there are many steep drops that wouldn't be great to fall down. And claiming that volunteers are feeble is unforgivable. When was the last time you volunteered or gave back to the community?
I do know Hampsfell and I am going to forgive myself. If you tell someone the way in a town, they might get run over crossing a road- the solution is not to refuse to give directions in a town. I suppose you could amplify the phone instructions to include 'don't fall over any cliffs on the way down'.
[quote][p][bold]Undiscoverable[/bold] wrote: WilliamT.... If you knew Hampsfell you would know that there are many steep drops that wouldn't be great to fall down. And claiming that volunteers are feeble is unforgivable. When was the last time you volunteered or gave back to the community?[/p][/quote]I do know Hampsfell and I am going to forgive myself. If you tell someone the way in a town, they might get run over crossing a road- the solution is not to refuse to give directions in a town. I suppose you could amplify the phone instructions to include 'don't fall over any cliffs on the way down'. WilliamT
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