Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was originally formed in 1965 to help people in difficulties within the Black Mountains. The role of the team has now expanded to include a wide variety of potential situations, where the police consider our assistance and expertise would be of benefit.

We are an independent charity responsible for the teams funding 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.

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We are unable to respond to emergency calls made direct to us. If you need Mountain Rescue dial 999 and ask for the Police – Mountain Rescue. The Police will then mobilise the appropriate team for the area.