Find your local team

Coniston MRT

Since January 1947, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team has been providing rescue cover in the area around the Coniston fells, the first ‘official’ mountain rescue team to form in the UK.

To find out more about their history and what they do now, go to, email or find them on Facebook.

Coniston team vehicles off road © Coniston MRT

If you have an accident in the hills

Dial 999 or 112. Ask for 'Police' then 'Mountain Rescue'. To use the emergencySMS service: Text 999 and send 'Police' + details of incident + location