A man had to be rope assisted down from a hill after getting into difficulty while out walking.

Keswick Mountain Rescue had to be called when a man ascending Barf, "by one of the original and particularly unpleasant paths to the summit."

After making some progress he ended up in a precarious position in loose steep scree and had to call for help on Thursday.

A spokesman for Keswick Mountain Rescue Team said: "Deciding not to attempt going up into steeper terrain and concerned about descending he made a wise decision to call for help.

"Several team members attended and were able to rope assist him down to the base of the hill.

"As this is an accident black spot a much better and safer way up is on the path beside Beckstones Gill."

This incident took 10 team members a total of one hour and 46 minutes to complete.