International Women’s Day 2023

This International Women’s Day seeks to forge conversations about embracing equity and why this is important. The words equity and equality are often used interchangeably but are inherently different concepts. The IWD 2023 #embraceequity campaign theme seeks to get the world talking about why “equal opportunities are no longer enough” – and can in fact […]

Swiftwater Rescue Technicians

Last week, 6 of our volunteers qualified as Swiftwater Rescue Technicians. The four-day course looked at water dynamics, flood theory, medical considerations and a range of other topics. They spent time in the Rivers Tweed, Tyne and Coquet. They now become part of our water team who provide search support to the police and rescue/flood […]

It’s not always about the dog…

You’ll often see our posts about our search dogs and how great they are. But what you don’t always realise is that behind every search dog, there’s a handler. They put years of training into each dog they work with. We’d like to celebrate the fantastic achievement of one of our handlers, Dog Brian. Brian […]

A big shout out to Noel Urwin and the lovely people at Egger

We love it when people help us out! We’d like to put a BIG SHOUT OUT to Noel Urwin and the lovely people at Egger. Noel has been running to raise funds for our team and the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and each mile has been matched funded by Egger, his employer. Noel […]

NNPMRT look back on a busy 2022

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue look after a vast area – a total of 2,159 square miles of Northumberland hills and forestry. Iain Nixon, team leader for Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team, said: “Our volunteers have responded to 69 incidents and Northumbria Police have also used Mountain […]

Pennine Way fell runners rescued in ‘harsh’ winter conditions

Visitors to Northumberland National Park are being urged to ‘adventure smart’ if heading to the hills this winter. On Tuesday 27 December, a couple of fell runners got into difficulties on the Border Ridge in harsh winter conditions yesterday. They had started in Kirk Yetholm and were hoping to follow the Pennine Way to Byrness. […]