Mountain rescuers have praised a walking group for their actions when they ran into difficulties yesterday.

Abergavenny-based Longtown Mountain Rescue team was called out to the group, on Bal Bach, above Llanthony, when one of the group injured her leg.

The team was joined by colleagues from Brecon, Central and Western Beacons mountain rescue teams and the Wales Ambulance Service.

The group member, a 14-year-old girl from Essex, was treated on the mountain by the teams and two ambulance medics, who had also made the 1,600ft ascent.

The casualty was stretchered down to a forestry track then taken by a team 4x4 down to the roadside ambulance and on to Nevill Hall Hospital.

Longtown MRT team leader Luke Lewis said, “The group did exactly the right thing. When they realised the girl couldn’t walk off the mountain, they followed all the right procedures to make her comfortable and summoned help.

“Well done to all involved and we wish her a very speedy recovery.”

July has already been a busy month for the team which is funded almost entirely by public donations and is made up of highly trained and dedicated volunteers.