Low Bleakhope, Breamish Valley

20 January 2024

Northumbria Police informed Mountain Rescue that there was a second incident which potentially required our services – a road traffic collision in a rural location in the Powburn area.
Further information from local Team members in the area and from the Police control room indicated that the incident involved a person on their quad bike in the hills above a remote farm in the Cheviot Hills. At the time of the 999 call the injured person had not been located.

As Team members, including a Mountain Rescue Paramedic, travelled up the Breamish Valley it was confirmed that a shepherd had located the injured person and had managed to safely extricate them from the hill to Low Bleakhope.

With no medical care on scene and the possible serious nature of the casualty’s injuries, our volunteers continued up to the farm. The casualty was assessed, monitored and rewarmed until the arrival of the North East Ambulance Service.

We wish the person well for a full and swift recovery. We would also like to thank the family at Low Bleakhope for their warm hospitality and looking after the Police officers and our Team members with cups of tea!

The incident involved 8 Team members for 2 hours 45 minutes.