EMERGENCY services were called to assist a woman after suffering 'severe cramp' up the Old Man of Coniston.

At around 1.30pm on Monday Cumbria Police called Coniston Mountain Rescue Team to assist a woman suffering from severe cramp in her legs by the summit cairn of the Old Man.

A spokesperson from Coniston Mountain Rescue Team said: "Her companions had given her some electrolyte drink and quinine before we arrived, and we gave her some Entonox for the pain.

"She eventually felt well enough to be helped down the hill to our waiting Land Rovers at Bursting Stone Quarry.

"Paramedics from a land ambulance met us back at base, and assessed her as not needing further treatment, so she was able to depart with her walking companions."

This is incident 23 for the team this years.

The callout involved 11 team members and lasted just over two hours.