A WOMAN who slipped and injured her ankle while walking on a popular route between England and Wales was rescued by a specialist team.

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was called to two reports of two incidents where walkers had fallen on Thursday (January 2).

The first call to reports of a man who had slipped on the Sugar Loaf and also injured his ankle was made just after midday, and while on route to the Sugar Loaf the team were asked to attend a second incident.

The woman who slipped while walking the Offa's Dyke Path was taken to Hereford County Hospital for further treatment.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was also in attendance and the air ambulance was also sent to the scene.

A spokesperson said: “We were called at 12:59pm yesterday to reports a patient had fallen while walking at Coldbrook Farm in Hereford.

"We sent the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and an ambulance to the scene.

"We treated one patient, a woman for non-life threatening injuries before taking her to Hereford County Hospital by land ambulance for further treatment.”

The 18-strong mountain rescue team coordinated both rescues as the man was taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

Team leader Neil Hughes said: "We wish both individuals a speedy recovery and would like to thank the local farmer who helped us get some of the paramedics quickly to the site.

We were also supported by the Air Ambulance. Lower leg injuries are one of the most frequent injuries we are called to.

"We would like to remind the public how to call Mountain Rescue if ever needed.

"Please dial 999, asking for the police, then request mountain rescue assistance, giving as much information about the incident and location as possible."