Welcome to Mountain Rescue England and Wales

On call 24/7: 365 days of the year: Whatever the weather

There are 47 volunteer mountain rescue teams and eight regional bodies in England and Wales, across eight geographical areas. These areas comprise Lake District, Mid Pennine, North East, Peak District, Peninsula, Yorkshire Dales, North Wales and South Wales. There are also two associate teams, based in south west England.

Mountain Rescue England and Wales is here to help them deliver the best possible care to their casualties. We can’t do that without your support. Thanks to you, we can provide and maintain the highest standards in casualty care, technical rope rescue and swiftwater rescue. And we can provide key items of kit to teams and help keep their vehicles on the road. And thanks to your legacies, we can plan for the future to ensure this valuable community service remains voluntary and free to the casualty. To find out more…

If you’re walking in the hills, mountains and moorlands, remember to pack a torch, make sure it’s charged before setting off – and take a spare as a back-up. Remember to #BeAdventureSmart

Four days without a call out...

...just four days last year without our volunteer team members recovering climbers from precipitous crags, reuniting lost walkers with their pals and ensuring injured casualties were safely delivered into vital hospital care. They searched for missing children and vulnerable adults too, on and off the hills, and waded through flooded urban streets to aid devastated homeowners. If you think you need mountain rescue...

How you can support mountain rescue

Organise a fundraising event and you won’t just be raising funds, you’ll be raising awareness of mountain rescue. Whether you’re selling cup cakes or taking on your own personal challenge – just register your intention to raise money for us, then get out there and have fun! And don’t forget to Gift Aid it. If you’re a UK taxpayer, it’s the easiest way of giving us that little bit extra. Or, if you wish to make a regular contribution, why not join Basecamp or donate online?

Visit our shop

Buy from our shop and you'll be supporting mountain rescue, whether it's with a metal supporter badge, a gift card or brushing up your skills with something from our bookshelves.

In the news

Missing Person on Fairfield 

July 15, 2024 20:45 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by Cumbria police at around 20:45 after a parent contacted them, concerned that their 21 year old had not made their final check in of the day after consistently checking in throughout the day. They had last checked in at around 4 pm. With there…

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Ankle Injury

July 14, 2024 midday On Sunday 14th July just before midday the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by North West Ambulance Service to a man who had slipped in Aira Force on the path and received an injury to his ankle.   The Team was mobilised and a Landrover responded to the incident. On…

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The Prince of Wales took to the polo field on the 12th June to play in the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Polo Cup at Guards Polo Club, with the day raising £1,000,000 to be shared by eleven charities supported by The Prince and Princess of Wales. Today’s contribution takes the total raised from Royal Charity…

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Find your local team

Wherever you are in the hills, mountains and moorlands of England and Wales, you can be assured there's a mountain rescue team on standby ready to help if you have an accident. Or maybe you fancy joining a team yourself?

Our history

Mountain rescue has a rich and varied history and we've come a long way since the five-barred gates and ad hoc rescue parties of the pre-1930s. To find out more...