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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.


Please note the team are not currently recruiting new members, please check back at a later date for updates.

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Latest News

  • Overview map of 2018 incidents (1)

    posted on 1st January 2019

    Below is an overview map showing our incidents and deployments in 2018; our busiest year to date! 

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  • Ceilidh in aid of NNP MRT

    posted on 14th October 2018

    Come and Join us in the Jubilee Hall in Rothbury on saturday 17th November from 1930. Tickets (£12pp) available from www.kielder4x4safari.co.uk or Tully's in Rothbury or via supportteam@nnpmrt.org. Call the suuport team on 0792951712 for tickets and information. 

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