A KIND farmer picked up a tired walker in Arncliffe and returned him to Kettlewell as members of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association was looking for him.

A spokesman for UWFRA said: "Walkers had walked from Kettlewell to Arncliffe and back again on Sunday, September 12 before realising one had lost his phone. He set off for Arncliffe again on his own.

"He met another walker on the moor who was concerned for his safety given his attire, deteriorating conditions and apparent tiredness and phoned the police. The "missing" walker was last seen in Arncliffe.

"Team members assembled at Arncliffe and Kettlewell. By this time the "missing person" had been picked up by a farmer on the road and returned him to Kettlewell. Team members were stood down.

"The walker at this point not found his phone. The phone was subsequently found and returned to the owner."

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