Find your local team

Teesdale & Weardale SMRT

Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team provides a search and rescue service for the whole of County Durham, from the high fells in the West to the coastal communities of the North Sea. The team responds to requests by the police to a range of incidents, from injured or lost people in the hills to vulnerable missing people in urban settings. 

To find out more, go to or find them on Facebook.

Team vehicle on duty over the winter © TWSMRT

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