Find your local team

Swaledale MRT

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team covers an operational area that hosts two popular long distance walking routes at its centre – the Pennine Way and Wainwright’s ‘Coast to Coast’ walk – with nine tops over 600 metres, and is a regular location for mine and cave explorers and mountain bikers. Incidents occur both above and below ground so Swaledale is one of a handful of teams in England and Wales with both mountain and cave rescue capability.

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Descending into the earth to rescue a sheep © Swaledale 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