A WOMAN with a deep cut to her leg was rescued by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and the air ambulance.

The incident happened on Monday at Gowbarrow Fell.

A spokesman for the rescue team said: “We were called out to an incident where a female had fallen over and sustained a deep laceration to her leg.

“The casualty was walking part of the Ullswater Way and was on Gowbarrow Fell when she slipped and sustained the injury.

“Two Land Rovers mobilised and located the casualty and treated her at the scene. Due to the nature of the call out the North West Air Ambulance attended the scene and landed nearby.

“The casualty was then transported to hospital."

The rescue lasted for three hours, with 10 team members in attendance.