Meet the Peak District Mountain rescue teams

There are seven Mountain Rescue Teams that cover the Peak District National Park. Each team is made up of volunteers who respond to callouts within their local area. The seven Mountain Rescue Teams are (Edale, Derby, Buxton, Kinder, Glossop, Oldham and Woodhead).

The ‘Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation’ (PDMRO) is the umbrella body for the seven mountain rescue teams and one cave rescue team that operate within the Peak District and the surrounding towns and cities.
As with all the Peak District Mountain Rescue Teams, the PDMRO are all volunteers and they rely on public donations to fund their activities of helping people in distress 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The teams are always on call and where appropriate, will always respond. 
As well as responding to injured, lost and missing people, the volunteers also support emergency services with their specialist skills during adverse events such as weather related emergencies and flood affected areas.
Blue skies, Mountain rescue team walking

Oldham MRT (Training Exercise)

Oldham MRT vehicle

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

what is the fundraising used for?

Training is always ongoing and the purchase and use of specialist equipment is one of the major costs incurred by the Mountain Rescue Teams, outside of the day to day running costs which range from £30,000 to £80,000 per year.
All the funding must be found through fund raising and the kind donations made by members of the public and outdoor organisations, such as our charity patches for sale on Peak District Walks.
The money raised through the charity patches sold via Peak District Walks will go towards upgrading the radio communication network from analogue to digital. To date this has cost the organisation several hundred thousands of pounds, with work still to be done. Once complete this will aid our rescue work and further enhance our response to people in distress. 
Michael from the PDMRO Team
“Your donations will be put to good use, and as no one is paid in the PDMRO all the money will be channelled into helping people with our skills.
Thank you for helping the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation help people.”

peak District Mountain rescue teams

You can support the Peak District Mountain Rescue Teams in other ways too!

  • Give them a follow on their social media channels
  • Like and comment on their post/callouts – to help raise awareness
  • Share their posts on your social channels

Buxton MRT

Follow them on social media

Instagram – @buxtonmountainrescue

Twitter – @buxton_MRT

Facebook – Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

Derby MRT

Follow them on social media

Instagram – @derbymrt

Twitter – @DerbyMRT

Facebook – Derby Mountain Rescue Team

Edale MRT

Follow them on social media

Instagram – @edalemountainrescue

Twitter – @EdaleMRT

Facebook – Edale Mountain Rescue Team

Glossop MRT

Instagram – @glossop_mountain_rescue_team

Twitter – @glossopMRT

Facebook – Glossop Mountain Rescue Team

Kinder MRT

Instagram – @kinder_mrt

Twitter – @_KMRT

Facebook – Kinder Mountain Rescue Team

Oldham MRT

Instagram – @OMRT64

Twitter – @OldhamMRT

Facebook – Oldham Mountain Rescue Team

Woodhead MRT

Instagram – @woodheadmountainrescueteam

Twitter – @Woodheadrescue

Facebook – Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain Rescue Supporter

Visit the Peak District Walk shop to check out all the charity patches on sale.

visit the shop here

Need more help planning your Peak District trip?

Join our Peak District walks Facebook page, follow on Instagram and Twitter for inspiration.

More information on the Peak District, including transport options, where to stay, best Peak District pubs + other useful resources.

Check out the 7 YHAs in the Peak District and find the best walks direct from your accommodation.

Find out what maps you will need for your trip here.

Top tips - Read our useful guides on hiking tips here.

Guided Walks with introduction to map reading (see dates here).

Visit our hiking recommendations page, (footwear, clothes + kit).

Or get in touch and I will help as best I can :).