Members of the public have once again been urged to think twice before going hiking late in the day after a couple of hill walkers needed rescuing.

Keswick Mountain Rescue were called out to assist two men who had become stranded on Helvellyn after losing their way in the 5.48pm on Wednesday November 24.

Although they had adequate clothing for the cold conditions and a head torch, the walkers had difficulty navigating in the darkness and down their intended route of Swirral Edge.

Not sure of a safe route down they requested help of Keswick Mountain Rescue, who sent a small team up to the summit and walked them down to Swirls car park by Thirlmere.

They were then taken to Keswick from where they caught a taxi back to their car at Glenridding.

A spokesperson for Keswick Mountain Rescue urged people on social media to "be prepared" before going out walking. 

For more informatin on staying safe whilst outdoors, visit the Adventure Smart UK website here