MOUNTAIN rescue teams have saved a hiker after she became disorientated on the way to a campsite. 

North Yorkshire Police contacted Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team shortly before 9pm on Saturday, August 21.

They received a mobile phone call from a woman who had been walking the Cleveland Way and was believed to be near Scawton, east of Sutton Bank.

She had become disorientated after leaving the main route in order to reach her intended overnight campsite.

She was able to describe the general area that she thought she was in but the Mountain Rescue Team were unable to contact her by phone.

Two Team members who live closest to the area were deployed to start an initial search whilst others were sent from the Team’s Base using a Land Rover.

The rest of the Team was put on standby.

Not long after arriving in the area, the first Team member on the scene managed to locate the woman on some steep ground, not too far from her intended campsite destination.

He provided her with a warm jacket and escorted her to the nearest road to meet up with his colleague.

She was given a warm drink but although very wet due to the heavy rain falling during the evening she was safe and well.

When the Land Rover crew arrived they transported her to the campsite and assisted with setting up her tent, before returning to Base. The Team members then wished her well for the remainder of her journey along the Cleveland Way.

Six Team members were directly involved with others on standby, all co-ordinated by their call-out officer. The incident lasted just under three hours