A WALKER from Bolton died after falling from a Lake District scrambling route.

On Sunday, the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out just after 11am to reports of a a woman falling from Jack's Rake in the Langdale Valley.

It was discovered that walker Michelle Green, of Bolton, had died from injuries sustained in the fall.

Along with Kendal Mountain Rescue, the teams worked for six hours before leaving the scene.

Scores of people paid tribute to Ms Green on Facebook following a post by her partner Stuart Berry, who asked for donations to the rescue team rather than flowers or condolence cards.

One commenter said: "God bless Michelle and her family and friends, tragically taken far too early but I imagine doing what she loved. I've donated to the brave volunteers who put themselves at risk for the help and for the safety of others on those beautiful fells."

Steve Gaskell, park management team leader for the Lake District National Park Authority, said: “It always saddens us greatly when people lose their life in the Lake District. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by recent tragedies."

He added: “We work with landowners and local mountain rescue teams to help reduce avoidable incidents in the Lake District.

"We help educate and inform people to be better prepared before heading out, and encourage walkers to be fully equipped by taking winter skills and navigation courses, and by checking daily weather reports.

"We support the Adventure Smart safety campaign, advocating that people ask themselves three things, do I have the right gear? Do I know what the weather will be like? Am I confident I have the knowledge and skills for the day?”