A woman who was reported missing in the Coniston Old Man area was aided by fellow walkers on Sunday (May 26).

The woman had been reported missing after her friends had not been able to contact her since the morning.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team were contacted by Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team around 5.43pm and were ready to embark on a lengthy search.

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A spokesperson for Coniston Mountain Rescue Team said: "It was a showery but mild early evening when the Team convened at the Base ready for a long and possibly difficult search.

"However, fortunately we were able to make contact with the lady who was safe and well.

"She had got lost but with the help of other walkers had managed to find her way down to Hardknott Pass.

"She was then able to get a lift to Ambleside, and make the necessary calls once she had a phone signal. The Team was stood down."

The search took nine hours with search lasting under 30 minutes.