Clitheroe man killed in Lake District fall

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A Clitheroe man has died after falling 600 feet while walking in the Lake District.

Cumbria Police said Martin Peel, 35, died after the fall near Pillar, at Ennerdale, at an area known as Walker’s Gully.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance and a mountain rescue team, were called out to the scene at 1.57pm on Monday.

A police spokesman said: “The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Sea King and air ambulance were involved in the rescue.

“Despite the attendance of the emergency services, the man tragically died.

“There are currently no suspicious circumstances 
surrounding the death, and the case will be passed to the coroner.”

It is thought that the man was part of a group of three.

Walking expert Alfred Wainwright urged caution when writing about the area.

He said: “This is known as Walker’s Gully not because it is a gully for walkers, but 
because a man of that name fell to his death here.”