A THREE hour rescue ended when a ‘cragfast’ group managed to walk off a fell without assistance.

Three members of a group of five became cragfast on the lower section of Jack’s Rake, Great Langdale, and called for help at around 2pm on Friday.

A spokesman for the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team said: “Before we could get to them, other people in the area went to their assistance and got them off.

“A reported ankle injury proved to be very minor and didn't stop the group from walking off the hill with out any further assistance from us.”

The incident saw 15 team members give up three hours.