Who Are We?

We are a specialist team dedicated to the training, developing and deploying of Search Dogs within the Lake District Mountains and Fells to search for missing people.

All Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dog Handlers are all operational members of Mountain Rescue Teams within the Lake District – all must already be competent in first aid and survival in a mountainous environment.

Handlers choose to train a searchdog to assist their own Mountain Rescue teams and other teams within the Lake District Region, and further afield in adjoining areas.

We are an entirely voluntary organisation and rely solely on the generosity of public donations.

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Latest News

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New Website Launch

We are really excited to have launched our new website design after a short time in development! You’ll see things are looking different around here and it’s all been completely

June 2016 Seminar at Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Once a year, we try to get together for an indoor training session to cover a variety of experiences which we can’t necessarily do at Training weekends. This year’s programme

Search Dog Ginny Steps Down

Search Dog Ginny graded in March 2006 with her handler, Mick Guy. Attached to Keswick MRT, she was a regular attender at callouts over her 10 years of service, which