Mountain rescuers received a “number of calls” from walkers who were worried about a group who had taken magic mushrooms and fallen ill.
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team received a “number of calls” on Saturday (April 8th) afternoon from other outdoor users who were worried about a group of hikers.
The rescue mission on Stonycroft Beck took two hours and involved 11 rescuers.
Two men in the group were feeling unwell, one of which was the group’s driver.
A rescue team spokesman said: “Two were feeling unwell, including the driver in the party.
“The casualties were walked down and given advice by the team medic regarding the timing of their onward travel.”
The magic mushrooms grow in the wild and be made into tea or eaten.
Magic mushrooms, also known as psilocybin mushrooms, are found in the wild in many parts of the world. These mushrooms contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin, which can cause hallucinations and altered states of consciousness when ingested.
It is important to note that ingesting wild mushrooms can be dangerous and potentially deadly, as some mushrooms are poisonous or toxic. Therefore, it is essential to have a thorough knowledge of mushroom identification before consuming any wild mushrooms.
If you are interested in foraging for magic mushrooms in the wild, it is recommended to research the specific species that grow in your area and learn how to identify them accurately. It is also important to gather mushrooms from clean and uncontaminated areas and to avoid picking mushrooms that appear to be damaged or decayed.
In some areas, the use and possession of magic mushrooms may be illegal. It is essential to research the laws in your region before foraging or consuming any wild mushrooms. If you are unsure about the safety or legality of wild mushroom consumption, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or mycologist. Is it illegal in the England to collect wild mushrooms from certain places without the permission of Natural England.
The Lake District, can be a great place to go wild camping, if you are considering heading here, then our guide to wild camping tents is a must read.