People planning to visit one of East Lancashire's reservoirs this weekend are being warned of potential dangers which could pose a risk to life.

Due to Lake Burwain drying up at Foulridge Reservoir, visitors are being advised to be careful if they are walking in the area, as the ground has become boggy close to the water's edge, making it unsafe for people to walk on.

Pendle Council released a statement on Friday afternoon which read: "Foulridge Reservoir warning.

"Due to the lake drying up, residents have warned of extreme boggy areas near the edge of the Lake Burwain water that are not safe for walking on.

"Please be very careful if you are planning on being around this area."

Boggy ground, if not negotiated with care, can sometimes result in people becoming stuck, with emergency services, usually fire crews, required to attend to carry out a rescue.

To help avoid taking up fire service time, people are being asked to avoid walking near to the water's edge and sticking to clearly marked paths at all times.