Winshields Crag

27 July 2023

The first incident of the day was for a walker who had sustained an ankle injury when they tripped on rocks on the Hadrian’s Wall Path above Winshields campsite. The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance.

Local Team members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were on scene within 40 minutes and worked with the NEAS Paramedics to care for the injured party. As soon as one of our blue light response vehicles arrived at the RVP, kit and further members were transported up to the hill. Kit was then carried into the incident site before the casualty was packaged ready for the stretcher evacuation down the hill to Winshields before being handed over to the crewed ambulance.

We wish the walker well for a full and swift recovery and would like to thank the party they were with for providing such good care before our arrival. We would also like to thank the walker who happened across the incident and rang it into the Police, who would normally call out Mountain Rescue for injured walkers on the hills and moors.

The incident involved 21 members for 3 hours 15 minutes.