Bolton Mountain Rescue Team helped rescue a man at a popular beauty spot this Easter weekend.

The voluntary group said they were called by the ambulance service on Monday afternoon around 4:56pm to help a 22-year-old who had injured his ankle after falling in Tiger's Clough, near Rivington.

The team had to transport the man over 800 metres back on to a road where he could be picked up by an ambulance and taken to a hospital to treat his injury.

A Bolton Mountain Rescue Team spokesman said: "At 4.56pm yesterday (Monday) afternoon we were requested by North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 22-year-old male who had fallen whilst walking in Tiger’s Clough behind Rivington and Blackrod High School.

"He had slipped down a slope and injured his ankle and was in a great deal of pain.

"The team treated him with pain relief and placed a vacuum splint around the injured ankle, then stretchered him 800 metres to the waiting land ambulance where he was handed over to the ambulance crew and onward journey to hospital.

"We wish him a speedy recovery."

The team, a charity organisation that consists only of volunteers also made an appeal over Easter weekend for donations as they could not do their usual collections around Rivington.

They said their fundraising has been "significantly affected" since March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has limited the work that they can do.

To donate, visit the team's website at