AN air ambulance was called to help a woman with a suspected broken leg after she slipped in one of the remotest parts of the Lake District.

Mountain rescuers were called to the top of Far Easedale, below Greenup Edge, near Grasmere, at 1.25pm on Sunday.

A spokesman for Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, which helped volunteers from the Ambleside and Langdale team, said: “If you want to find the most remote place in the Central Lakes to come to grief, this would be just about it.

“Fortunately, the North West Air Ambulance came to assist with the evacuation of the casualty.”

The Langdale and Ambleside team added: “It was a very hot, dry day but, despite this, the woman started to suffer from the cold due to being immobilised for the 50 or so minutes it took team members to arrive.

“There's no winning with our weather! It would have been a very long carry if we'd had to carry her all the way to Grasmere.”