Search and Rescue Links

The following links are from Mountain Rescue and our regional partners:

Mountain Rescue (England and Wales)

Mountain Rescue (England and Wales)

The national co-ordinating body for volunteer Search and Rescue teams in the mountain and moorland regions of England and Wales.
Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Avon & Somerset Constabulary

The Police force responsible for serving the regions of Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset.
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Police force covering the largest geographical area in England, extending 180 miles from the Dorset and Somerset borders in the east to the Isles of Scilly in the west.
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Delivering high performing emergency and urgent care and non urgent patient transport services for the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
HM Coastguard

HM Coastguard

Section of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency responsible for the initiation and co-ordination of all civilian maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) within the UK Maritime Search and Rescue Region.
RAF Search and Rescue

RAF Search and Rescue - 22 squadron

Although established with a primary role of military search and rescue, most of RAF SAR operational missions are spent in its secondary role, conducting civil search and rescue.  This entails the rescue of civilians from the sea, on mountains, from flooded regions or other locations on land.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the counties of Devon and Somerset, including the unitary authorities of Plymouth and Torbay, in South West England.  It is the 5th largest fire and rescue service in the United Kingdom.
Search and Rescue Dog Association (England)

Search and Rescue Dog Association (England)

A voluntary organisation responsible for the training of Mountain Rescue team members to become handlers of air scenting Search and Rescue dogs, enabling them to search for missing persons, predominantly in the mountains and high moorland, and also lowland, rural and urban areas of Britain.
Dartmoor Rescue Group

Dartmoor Rescue Group

The rescue group exists to help the police and other related rescue organisations to locate, render appropriate assistance and evacuate missing persons from Dartmoor and surrounding areas. The group consists of four Search and Rescue Teams: Ashburton, Okehampton, Plymouth and Tavistock.
Cornwall Search and Rescue Team

Cornwall Search and Rescue Team

Formed in 2003, the team provide a voluntary search and rescue service across the county of Cornwall.
Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue

Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue

Voluntary search and rescue service, serving the Avon & Somerset region to the east of the River Parrett.
Devon Cave Rescue Organisation

Devon Cave Rescue Organisation

Devon Cave Rescue Organisation are a voluntary organisation capable of delivering Search and Rescue services in underground and surface environments within Devon and East Cornwall.

 

The following organisations have been very carefully selected and recommended by the team.

Rock and Rapid Adventures

Rock and Rapid Adventures

The Adventure and Expedition Specialists, with a fabulous Climbing Wall based in South Molton, Devon.
Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park

The official Exmoor National Park authority website, with a range of information for visitors and residents of the park.
Taunton Leisure

Taunton Leisure

Taunton Leisure is a specialist outdoor retailer with over 30 years of experience.  With stores in Taunton, Exeter & Bristol stocking a full range of walking, climbing & camping gear and quality brands like Scarpa, Meindl, Osprey, Arc’teryx with big ranges from The North Face & Berghaus, at great prices.
South West Coast Path Association

South West Coast Path Association

The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest national trail, running from Minehead in Somerset to South Haven near Poole, Dorset.  The path includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; The Jurassic Coast plus the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.  The South West Coast Path Association has been created to help you get the best from the path.
North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival

North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival

The UK's most scenic walking festival, which takes place annually in early May, providing guided walks in stunning locations around the region.
Active Exmoor

Devon Outdoor & Camping Supplies

Local outdoor and camping specialist located at Trelawny Garden Centre, Ashford, Barnstaple.

Mountain Trauma

Mountain Trauma - First Aid Training

Fun, friendly and informative first aid courses including both classroom and outdoor sessions in a mountainous terrain.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Adventurer, explorer and world record holder.
Quo

Mapyx Quo

Sophisticated digital mapping software used by Mountain Rescue teams in England and Wales. Download the mapping software for free and purchase just the maps you need.
Satmap

Satmap

Purpose built for the great outdoors, satmap products are designed for navigation through the toughest (or easiest!) of terrain, whether hiking, mountain biking or participating in other adventure sports.
viewranger

ViewRanger

ViewRanger uses the the internal GPS built into a smartphone, with Ordnance Survey maps and trail guides to explore.