Biggin Dale

  • Call out for year: 20
  • Date: 20/04/13
  • Time: 11:20 am
  • Grid ref:
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 2 hrs, 54 mins
  • Total man hours: 43 hrs, 30 mins

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue called to evacuate a woman in the Biggin Dale area.

The casualty, a 80 year old female, from Bedfordshire, was part of a walking party staying at Hartington Youth hostel. Whilst walking, she slipped on uneven ground and sustained  arm and facial injuries. Fortunately the walking group were able to find a position where they could get a mobile phone signal and were able to summon assistance. The casualty was treated on site by MR team members before being evacuated by stretcher down Biggin Dale and along Beresford Dale. This was an extended evacuation and had to be completed by fording the River Dove which while wet for the rescuers, was the safest and most comfortable route for the casualty.

The casualty was transferred to an East Midlands Ambulance for onward treatment at a hospital in Macclesfield.


Photo credit: Neil Curruthers (BMRT) 



  1. Clare Mayer

    A huge thanks to All the Mountain Rescue Team you were fantastic: professional, friendly, reassuring. What great guys you are giving your time energy & skills to all of us who enjoy walking in the beautiful countryside of The Peak District
    We could not have managed without you Thank You Thank You Thank You

  2. Ellie Gleave

    A massive thanks to all of you for your hard work on Saturday coming to the rescue of the injured member of our walking group. You are a brilliant team and it was a privilege to see you in action.

  3. pauline brown

    couldn’t have been happier to see you arrive…i’m home now and healing well. heartfelt thanks.

  4. Tania Reed

    A big thanks to All the Mountain Rescue Team for helping my mum in her moment of need. Shes back home now, though limited in what she can do, is doing great. thanks again Tania

  5. Buxton Team Chairman

    I am very pleased to read all the praise of our team members. Thank you for all your kind comments which are most encouraging. Many thanks too to the G & T Walking Group for a generous donation.

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