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 and eight regional bodies in England and Wales, across nine geographical areas, 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…
Now the clocks have gone back and the weather turns cooler, make sure you don’t get caught out! 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
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
Crashed car on the Struggle November 29, 2021 On Monday 29/11/21, the team was called by Cumbria Police regards two vehicle which has crashed into each other after trying to descent the Struggle into Ambleside. At that time this road was closed due to the levels of snow and the vehicles had slid into each…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...