Western Beacons MRT


The team responds to calls for assistance from the Police or Ambulance Service, usually following a 999 call from a member of the public. Our patch is one of the largest areas covered by a single Mountain Rescue Team in the U.K. We respond to call outs from two police forces, South Wales and Dyfed Powys.

24/7 365 Days a Year! 

During a typical year the we respond to between 60 to 80 call outs and are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Call outs come at all times of the day or night and can be in mountainous, rural, semi-urban, or urban areas. No matter the time or whatever the weather, our volunteers are always ready and able to respond.

We have the capability to carry out search and rescue operations in remote and rough terrain. The team has a fully equipped mobile incident control vehicle, a dedicated water rescue vehicle and 2 4×4’s enabling off road access. The team carries specialist cliff rescue equipment enabling us to rescue people from dangerous locations.  We also have a rescue raft and trained Swift Water Rescue Technicians. We support the Police in searching for missing walkers or vulnerable people in both rural and urban environments.

The team is a registered charity (No. 1180863 ) and relies heavily on donations towards equipment and operational costs. If you wish to support us you can find full details of how to do so on our Fundraising page.

Serving the communities of Mid, South and West Wales since 1964