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Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team - A Voluntary Emergency Service

The team is a registered charity who relies entirely on the generosity of the public and other organisations for donations and funding.  Our primary responsibility is to provide a search and rescue service to the area covered by Northumbria Police.  This vast area encompasses all of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear and is approximately five thousand square kilometres (three thousand square miles).  As a secondary responsibility the team can be called upon to assist neighbouring mountain rescue teams, in the North East region, during protracted or difficult incidents and the team can call upon these neighbours to give assistance during similar circumstances.

The team are available and can be called out 24 hours per day and 365 days per year.  We are called out by the police and operate under their authority when a search and rescue incident occurs, and whilst called a mountain rescue team, we are often used by the police in lowland and even urban searches when our specialist skills are required.

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  • Ceilidh 2020

    posted on 4th February 2020

    Everyone likes a good Ceildh! Why not join us on the 6th March in Ponteland? You’d be helping raise some much needed funds for the team. 

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  • Cheviots Challenge 2020

    posted on 4th February 2020

    The Cheviots Challenge is a fundraising event in aid of the Mountain Rescue Team. It is designed as a personal challenge rather than a competition.

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