A WOMAN had to be rescued after falling from a steep hill while walking her dogs.

Ambulance and fire crews were called to Midsummer Hill near Eastnor about 9.25am on Tuesday morning.

"To get to the woman, ambulance staff had to walk across a steep field, through thorns and stinging nettles," said a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson.

"She had broken her ankle and was in a lot of pain. A splint was applied and pain relief was administered.

“If getting to her was difficult, getting her out was going to even harder."

The fire service helped move the woman, who was in her 50s, into an ambulance. She was taken to Hereford County Hospital.