Lovers Leap, Dovedale

The team were called to Lover’s Leap near Dovedale on Friday  afternoon after a pair of walkers had become stuck on a steep slope.

The walkers, from Bedfordshire, had followed a small path up the hillside from a popular riverside path, which had eventually led to them to much steeper area where the ground was very slippery.   They eventually found the ground too difficult to be able to continue, but also were unable to turn back the way they had come.  At around 2pm, they made the decision to call 999 for assistance.

Sixteen members of the team responded to the call and located the pair on the hillside above Lover’s Leap.  Rescuers climbed up to the couple and set up a rope system to allow them to be escorted safely down the hill to the main path.  They were then walked back to their car, none the worse for their ordeal, where they continued on their journey.

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