A WALKER has been taken to hospital after injuring his lower leg "quite badly" in the Black Mountains, mountain rescuers say.

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, a charity run by volunteers, said it sent a team with an off-road vehicle to Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, on the border of Herefordshire and Powys between Hay-on-Wye and Abergavenny.

The remote location, on the opposite side of Offa's Dyke Path from Craswall and Michaelchurch Escley, meant Dyfed-Powys Police called the team for help.

The team said the walker, a man, had "injured their lower leg quite badly" and was evacuated off the hill and helped to hospital.

"We wish him a full and speed recovery," the team, based in Abergavenny, said after the callout on Saturday morning (June 4).

Then on Sunday, the team was put on standby by Gwent Police for a walker who got disoriented on the Sugarloaf, a hill near Abergavenny, when the thick fog came in.

But as the team was beginning to deploy, other walkers on the hill were able to guide the lost walker to safety.

The team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out the essential, life-saving rescue service.