North Of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team covers a very large geographical area of around 2000 square miles. Our patch roughly matches the Northumbria police area, taking in the Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.
Extending from the Scottish Border in the North, down to Wearside in the South. It is bordered to the west by Cumbria and to the east by the North Sea Coastline. It encompasses some of the most sparsely populated areas in England.
It includes; Kielder Forest one of the largest "man-made" forests in Europe, Northumberland National Park, the Cheviot hills, Simonside hills and a large area of the Pennines. The terrain varies from remote upland and moors, to dense forest, with agricultural and industrial land closer to the east coast.
The Pennine Way, St Cuthberts Way & Coastal long distance footpaths along with the C2C & Reivers cycle ways all pass through the area which is criss-crossed by many miles of public footpaths and bridleways A number of very popular climbing venues also fall within the area. In the north the fell sandstone crags of Bowden, Kyloe & Corby. To the south Peel crag & Crag Lough offer many fine routes on the dolerite whin sill below the Roman Wall. In winter condition the Bizzel and Henhole on the flanks of Cheviot provide some interesting opportunities.