Two walkers were rescued after becoming lost in mist near Lake Vyrnwy.

Aberydyfi Search and Rescue Team were sent to the mid Wales beauty spot at around 5.30pm on Tuesday after reports that a man and woman from Northampton lost their way in poor weather conditions.

The pair had been following a way-marked trail but lost the markers and ended up in an area of deep heather and gorse.

A spokesperson for the search and rescue team said: "Disorientated and confused in deteriorating conditions, the couple were not able to offer any idea about their whereabouts other than being above the lake and that they parked at the dam-end.

"With phone signals too poor to make use of any of the usual strategies to quiz smart-phones for location information, it took some inspired detective work on the part of the handler to be able to transform this information into a feasible search area.

"Team volunteers made their way to the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel car park where the local gamekeeper was able to escort a team vehicle up a hill track to within a few hundred meters of where the casualties were eventually found, cold but uninjured".

The rescue team returned to base at around 10pm.