Wasdale Mountain Rescue service has been called upon eight times since last Friday.

Four of the calls it received were for walkers lost or in difficulty.

The first of the calls was at around 10.40pm on Friday evening in the Pulpit Rock area of Scafell Pike. A lone walker and a dog had become lost in extremely poor weather and visibility. A MRT member was able to talk the walker to a recognisable location, where they were able to make their way back.

In the early hours of Saturday a mother and son who were attempting the Three Peaks challenge were unable to cross Lingmell Gill at the Brown Tongue crossing due to the river being in spate. The team leader advised them to wait until the water levels had dropped to a safe state where they were comfortable to carry on.

On Sunday at around 7.30am, two men who were lost near Scafell Pike’s summit were joined by a group who were also lost. The team leader was once again able to talk the walkers down to the valley.

On Monday at around 5pm two walkers reported themselves lost to Cumbria police at Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike. The team leader was able to locate them via a PhoneFind and then safely talk them down to the valley floor.