Dow Bank

Incident Report #109 2023

A couple became benighted when they were unable to find their way down from Dow Bank, Langdale. They were located via SARLOC and recovered by the team 


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Do you know the weather forecast?

Have you got the skills?

Have you got the equipment?

Man Hours
3 team members for 1.5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference

Incident Report #27 2013

We had just returned to base from the previous incident when we were notified of a second. A man had collapsed twice in a short period of time near Dow Bank. The team were mobilised and an air ambulance was requested to assist. He was treated by team members and evacuated to the air ambulance for transport to hospital.
Man Hours
16 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference

Incident Report #15 1976

A 68 year old woman of York slipped on dry grass slope at Dow Bank, Silver Howe, Chapel Stile and fractured her right ankle. She was carried on a stretcher down the fellside, taken to the Ambleside doctor and then by sitting car to Hospital at Lancaster.
Footnote: The grass slopes were very slippy indeed, and the boots worn had only a slight tread.

Incident Type