Find your local team

Penrith MRT

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team members cover the largest geographic area of any of the Lakes District mountain rescue teams with an area stretching from the Scottish Border in the north to the Northumberland Border in the east, down the North Pennines to High Cup Nick above Dufton in the south, and the north-eastern fells of the Lake District (Haweswater) making up their western boundary. They often work alongside our neighbouring teams, particularly Patterdale and Kirkby Stephen.

To find out more about the team, go to, email or find them on Facebook.

Penrith team members on exercise © Petzl

If you have an accident in the hills

Dial 999 or 112. Ask for 'Police' then 'Mountain Rescue'. To use the emergencySMS service: Text 999 and send 'Police' + details of incident + location