CAVE rescue has urged Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers to make sure their phones have enough power after two women got lost in the dark on their way down from Ingleborough.

The two women in their 20s, called police at just after 10pm on Tuesday, but because their phones then ran out of power, Cave Rescue was not able to pinpoint their exact location.

All the team knew was that they were on their way down from Ingleborough.

A spokesperson for the Clapham based Cave Rescue Organisation said: "A hasty search was made of the surrounding roads and villages, and the walkers’ car was located in Horton-in-Ribblesdale car park. Two team members set off from Horton on foot up towards Sulber Gate and Ingleborough in the hope of meeting the walkers on their descent.

"Whilst planning next steps, we were alerted by police that the walkers had turned up at a house in Clapham village, where they had wisely sought help. A team member collected them and following a quick debrief they were returned to their car in Horton. The team were stood down."

The spokesperson added: "The walkers were generally well equipped, including having a power bank for their phone. Unfortunately this too ran out. If you use a phone all day, particularly for social media, photos, and so on; ensure you have sufficient power back up to last.

"Alternatively, nominate one member of your party to keep their phone for emergencies. Remember too that cold weather will cause a battery to run out faster than you might think – keep your phone in an inside pocket."