RESCUERS had to come to the aid of a 41-year-old woman who slipped on mud and cracked her ankle on the fells.

A total of 15 members from Keswick Mountain Rescue were called to help the woman just after 2pm on Tuesday at Ullock Pike, near Bassenthwaite.

A spokesman from MRT said: "Despite the fall, the lady kept on walking past Ullock Pike and down the ridge until finally, at Kiln Pots, the pain became too much and she could walk no further.

"After the emergency call the team were deployed and made their way up to casualty.

"After some treatment and pain relief she was stretchered down to the car park near the Ravenstone Hotel and to the awaiting ambulance."

The rescue took team members a total of two hours and 45 minutes.