Operating under Mountain Rescue (England and Wales) the coordinating body Longtown Mountain Rescue Team is one of 48 teams operating within nine mountain rescue regions. Each team is an independent charity responsible for their own fundraising and management. The team consists solely of volunteers from all walks of life, with a wide variety of occupations, who give up their free time to combine a love of the outdoors with serving the community, assisting people in distress. This commitment means they can be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as attending the training required to increase and maintain the necessary skills needed to operate.
We respond to on average 30 call outs a year. Call outs can be for any situation where the police think our expertise is required, this has been as diverse as crashed gliders to lost school children.
Interested in joining. Why not check out the requirements. If you would like to join the team or feel you have something to offer we will be happy to hear from you.
As a registered Charity (518928) all funding must be raised by donations, sponsorship or fundraising events. Without the generous support of individuals,groups and local companies the team would not be able to operate.
Annual fundraising event organized and run by members of the team. Support the team whilst enjoying a day out taking in the stunning scenery of the Black Mountains. The event takes place in May starting and finishing at Llanthony Priory in the Vale of Ewyas.
For the 35th year of the Big Black Mountains Challenge we have made some exciting changes and introduced three new routes for this year, visiting new areas of the stunning Black Mountains
As there is a limit on the number of entrants to the event please book early to guarantee your place. No entries will be accepted on the day.