Wooler and Glendale

Gateway to the Cheviot Hills

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team - Mountain
Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team - Land Rover
Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team
Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team - Helicopter

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team is a volunteer organisation, responsible for search and rescues in remote and urban places throughout the Northumbria Police Force area. Its unpaid members share a common interest in providing an important life saving service 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

The team consists of around thirty five full team members some of whom are voluntary National Park Wardens.

The primary functions are:

  • Establish a management system to search for, rescue and assist persons in distress.
  • Assist other organisations with similar purpose.
  • Provide assistance to other civil and in certain circumstances military authorities.
  • Provide advice and expertise to the general public.
  • Education.

Facts about the Team

In an average year the Team expects to be called out between 15 to 25 times.

In 2007 there were 65 call outs.

The Team is a registered charity solely funded by voluntary contributions.

Operating annually at a cost of £20,000.

Member of Mountain Rescue (England and Wales).

Member of the North East Search and Rescue Association (NESRA).