A WOMAN died after falling from a popular scrambling route in the Lake District.

Mountain rescuers from Langdale & Ambleside were called to Jack's Rake around noon on Sunday after walkers witnessed the woman falling.

She died from her injuries and the team assisted with the recovery and evacuation by a coastguard helicopter.

The team was also called into action today after a man sustained a serious ankle fracture and dislocation walking near Stickle Ghyll.

He was treated by team members but the need for ongoing manual traction being applied to the ankle in order to maintain the blood supply to his foot meant that a stretcher evacuation was not the best option.

A coastguard helicopter was requested and flew him to hospital