A MAN who had fallen and injured his leg while walking on the fells had to be stretchered off by mountain rescue teams.

Members from Patterdale MRT were called to help at about 12.30pm on Friday following a 999 call.

The man - from the Eden Valley - sustained an injury to his upper leg while hiking between Hayeswater and The Knott.

A spokesman from the team said: "The man had been walking with a friend when his slipped while descending a steep, grassy slope.

"After being treated at the scene by team members, he was stretchered off the fell and transported back to the teams base in Patterdale.

"The gentleman was then transferred to an ambulance for his onward journey to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle."