Welcome to Mountain Rescue England and Wales
On call 24/7: 365 days of the year: Whatever the weather
There are 49 volunteer mountain rescue teams in England and Wales, across nine geographical regions and we are 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…
Planning an adventure? #BeAdventureSmart
There are many, many ways to enjoy the mountains. And whether you’re walking, climbing, running, cycling or skiing, they can be as treacherous as they are inspiring. Whichever way you plan to enjoy the mountains, #BeAdventureSmart
Ask yourself these three questions first…
Do I have the right gear?
Do I know what the weather will be like?
Am I confident that I have the knowledge and skills for the day?
If the answer is yes to all these, then off you go, have a fantastic day! Not sure? Click here for a few tips to keep you safe…
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
Three years after the devastating fire which destroyed the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team base in November 2017, the organisation is still occupying temporary accommodation provided by South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, having struggled to raise sufficient funds to build a new base. Mountain Rescue volunteers have been using Merthyr fire station as their temporary…Read More
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?
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...