About Us

Our primary aim

To save life and alleviate distress in the UK by providing a volunteer-based search and rescue service and working alongside the police and other emergency services.

Our service was originally set up to help people in difficulty on remote/moorland areas. Over time, this has expanded into other types of searches and locations, for instance co-operating with the police in searching for missing  and vulnerable people in semi-urban areas, or assisting the ambulance service with patients in places with difficult access or in adverse weeather conditions.

The team maintains an operational membership of around 60 people in order to provide this service. We are always keen to hear from potential recruits.

We are a registered charity and totally dependent on donations from the public. It costs over £45,000 per annum to maintain the service which must be raised through our own efforts. There are several ways you can support us to achieve this.

Find out more about our work

We are based at Dove Holes village just north of Buxton on the A6. The base is not normally manned but visitors are welcome to call if members are there. Tours and group talks are available by arrangement.

Contact us

If you wish to enquire about membership, funding, donations, sponsorship or any of the content on this website, these are the details you’ll need.



01298 812232 (answer machine available, base not manned)


8A, Hallsteads
Dove Holes
SK17 8BJ