Alert – Jun 18th 20.03 – Three Peaks Walk, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A Three Peaks walker was reported missing, several hours after saying he could not go on from Whernside, but would return to Horton, because of a knee problem. He was alone, with no map etc.. The rest of the party continued. He rang his wife to say he was at ‘Scale Farm, at the bottom of the mountain’. Chapel le dale was added to the information – incorrectly, as it turned out – somewhere along the line. Having completed the walk, two of his companions drove to High Scales and Low Scales, but found no-one. He had back-tracked about seven miles before stopping at Scale Farm, Horton in Ribblesdale. He waited there, on the doorstep, for over five hours, until the people who live there returned home and gave him a lift the two miles back to Horton.