Coniston Mountain Rescue Team

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain Rescue across the UK is a voluntary organisation which relies solely on the support and generosity of the public; whether that be as an active member out on the fells; as a supporter with fund raising and/or admin activities or a friend providing donations.  Whether it is time or money given, without this the team simply could not function or be there when they are needed most.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was founded in 1947 and was the first team of its kind in the UK.  There are currently over 30 highly trained volunteers on the active list, turning out in all-weather 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all funded solely by donations.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team depends on your support and generosity. Thank you very much for all those who have contributed to help us help others.

Supporting Coniston Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain Rescue in the UK is a voluntary organisation. To maintain this valuable community service we rely solely on the support and generosity of the public; without you, we simply could not function, or be there when you might need us most.

There are several ways you can support the work of mountain rescue:

If you live locally and wish to become an active member of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team, or a member of our support team, then please visit our Join the Team Page

Traditionally committee positions have been filled by active members but this adds an extra time commitment which can become a problem especially if the team are involved in a high number of rescue activities.  At Coniston, we have started to look for non-active members to take on some of the roles, with the current Honorary Secretary proving that this can work.  Interested?  Click the button below to email our Secretrary for more information.

There are always fundraising events to organise, posters to produce, tickets to sell, refreshments to be provided at events etc etc.  You might even feel inspired to pen a short article about the event (or anything else) to keep the website current and interesting to read.

It is vital to build and maintain a sound financial base for any Mountain Rescue team and Coniston is no exception.  To maintain vehicles, premises, equipment, medical and countless other supplies all costs significant money – we need to raise in excess of £20,000 every year to cover these costs to ensure that we are able to continue to provide the valuable search and rescue service we have provided for the last 70 years.

Whichever way you have decided to donate – by BACS, by cheque or by standing order then why not become a Friend of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team and enjoy the benefits of becoming a Coniston Mountain Rescue Team Friend

Our Latest News

Our latest news, events and happenings from the team at Coniston Mountain Rescue.

International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day we join other teams in taking this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in Mountain Rescue. Our team is made up of strong individuals…

Coniston MRT – Summary of 2022 Incidents

The number of incidents that we attended in 2022 was 54, which was 14% down on 2021’s 63 incidents. That year saw large numbers of visitors to the Lakes because…

999 Emergency Services Day

999 Emergency Services Day, Wednesday 19 October 2022 Emergency Services Day is a Government backed national day and is an opportunity for the country to shows its appreciation for those…


Our Latest Rescues

View details about the latest rescues performed by Coniston Mountain Rescue Team

Claife Heights

Incident 53 of 2023:- 08/11/23, 18.09, Claife Heights, SD388955 Cumbria Police called us about a couple of walkers who were benighted on the steep path above the Claife Heights viewing…

Swirl How

Incident 52 of 2023:- 26/10/23, 15.35, Swirl How, NY273004 It was a damp and low-cloud afternoon, and the ground was slippery. A man had an unfortunate slip very close to…

Mouldry Bank

Incident 51 of 2023:- 19/10/23, 13.00, Mouldry Bank, SD293984 It was the day of the John Ruskin School fell race, so of course it was raining and muddy. As it’s…

Current Conditions from The Old Man of Coniston

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Consider Donating

Mountain Rescue in the UK is a voluntary organisation. To maintain this valuable community service, we rely solely on the support and generosity of the public.