A woman who heard a 'crack' in her ankle was forced to call for help from a mountain rescue team.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were called just after 3pm on Wednesday, to help the group of walkers.

It happened while the party was descending lower slopes of Robinson at the top of the Newlands Valley.

A spokesman for the rescue team said: "A 59-year-old woman slipped on some mud and heard an ominous crack in her ankle.

"A member of her party called 999 and asked for Mountain Rescue assistance.

"Two vehicles were quickly deployed from the Keswick base and were able to drive close to the casualty.

"A team paramedic assessed the injury, analgesia was administered and the ankle splinted before loading the lady onto a stretcher for the relatively short carry down to one of the team vehicles.

"The casualty was then driven to where the party had left their vehicle, she was transferred into their own car for onward travel by the lady’s husband to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle."

It took 14 volunteers just under two hours to complete the rescue.