Wildfire awareness and safety

Wildfire awareness and safety was the topic of our training session earlier this week. Over recent years we have provided logistical, communications and drone support during wildfire incidents, as well as ensuring the safety of members of the public who might happen to be in the vicinity of the fire. Many thanks to Northumberland Fire […]

New bespoke medical kits

Our team medical officer recently received 50 bespoke medical kits from MERE Supplies. They were delivered in person by one of their founders and directors, Bradley Sadat-Shafai. The team have worked with Brad’s team to produce kits that meet our specific needs. A huge thank you to the team from MERE Supplies

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. […]

What’s in your pack?

Team members walking up snow covered hill.

What’s in your pack? Once again winter conditions look set to return to Northumberland National Park this week. So it’s worthwhile checking you’ve got the right kit in your pack before heading out. In addition to your usual safety equipment, make sure you’ve got a survival shelter or bothy and a flask of warm fluids. […]