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Sheep Rescue Glenridding Greenside Mines

December 13, 2021

December 10, 2021 6:35 pm

On Friday the 10/12/21 some members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were out training when a local farmer got in touch with regard to a sheep which was stuck in the Greenside mine area. As well as being an excellent training opportunity the team are always keen to support the local farmers.

The nonplussed sheep was stuck on a ledge above one of the old Greenside Mine spoil heaps. A rope system was set up and a team member was lowered to encourage the sheep back to safety. The sheep very gratefully ran off in search of it’s flock. The rescue involved 6 team members and lasted for about 1 hr.