CAVE rescue volunteers went to the aid of two walkers in their 30s who got caught out in bad weather while climbing Ingleborough.

Two rescue teams took part in the search for two women who were reported to be stuck on the summit of the peak at 7.30pm on Friday.

A spokesperson for the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) said: "The team were alerted by North Yorkshire Police with information that two walkers were stuck on the summit of Ingleborough in bad weather conditions.

"Having established that the two were close to the Swine Tail path near the summit plateau, they were advised to remain where they were whilst team members were mobilised to them.

"Hasty teams were sent on foot from both Crina Bottom and Chapel-le-Dale to locate the missing hikers.

"Due to very wet ground conditions lower on the hill it was difficult to get vehicles close to their position.

"The walkers were located, cold but otherwise uninjured. They had inadvertently gone off the path onto steep ground in poor visibility and strong winds and, wisely, had stayed put until we found them.

"Once re-warmed the two were walked off the summit by team members to a team vehicle at Crina Bottom. They were subsequently returned to their vehicle at Horton-in-Ribblesdale."