(a Company limited by Guarantee)

(Company Registration No 06666537)

Registered Office: Busher Walk, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4RH


Our Base is NOT permanently manned but a message can be left on

01539 727134

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Providing a Voluntary Mountain Search and Rescue Service to

S.Lakes, Kentmere & The Howgills


We rely almost entirely on donations from the public. A small amount of central Government funding has provided us with 14 GPS radio mikes this year, for which we are very grateful, but our annual running costs are over £45,000. None of our members are paid and all the money from your donation goes solely towards running the team.


All team members give their time and expertise free of charge. This is not only for training and call-outs, but for mundane tasks such as base and vehicle maintenance, and routine equipment checks.

Many team members bring in other skills and services (such as radio repairs, computer technology and equipment supplies) from which the team can benefit. This means your contribution can be used with maximum efficiency.


The team averages over 40 call-outs per year and 2004 was the team’s busiest year to date, with 52 call-outs. From Windermere in the west to Cautley Spout in the east, from the summit of High Street to the shores of Morecambe Bay. Call-outs can include cragwork, search & rescue, recovery and supporting other services in bad weather, involving visitors and local residents. Many of the team are now also trained in swift-water rescue techniques. The team is operational day and night in good weather and bad 365 days per year.


Vehicles represent one of our main cost centres. We have three first response Land Rovers and a Renault Trafic personnel carrier (which can also operate as a forward Command & Control vehicle). All four vehicles are capable of acting as an ambulance. These need constant maintenance and occasional replacement. Average life expectancy of one of our vehicles is 15 years. Contributions towards vehicle replacement are always Urgent.

Please ring 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue.
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