A MOUNTAIN rescue team was called out after a walker 'badly' cut his head.

Volunteers from Coniston Mountain Rescue Team were called out at 3pm on Sunday after a walker suffered a head injury near Low Water.

A spokesman for CMRT said: "Cumbria Police alerted us to a man who had fallen on the track below Low Water and cut his head badly.

"We despatched our third Land Rover, and tasked the other two to join as soon as they were able.

"Kind passers-by had given the man some assistance, and he was able to walk down the track.

"We met up with him and escorted him and his partner to our Land Rover.

"He was driven to our base for assessment and bandaging. He agreed to be driven to a hospital nearer his home by his partner."