Lights out for Duke of Edinburgh Award Kids

A group of youngsters were rescued from the Peak District’s highest hill yesterday after getting lost in the dark at Crookstone Knoll.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team rang for help from Kinder Scout and the Edale Mountain Rescue Team went to the aid of the benighted walkers.

Crookstone Knoll lies at 500m (1,640ft) on the north-eastern edge of the Kinder Scout plateau, overlooking the Snake Road.

The previous day, the team was called to Hollins Cross, north-east of Mam Tor to help East Midlands Ambulance Service treat a man who had suffered a chest injury after falling off his mountain bike while descending a track.

It is no wonder this country is in the state it is in. Kids that cann’t read a map, use a compass, use instinct etc and a twit on a bike who was no doubt going to fast.

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