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*** Incident No.53 ***

Saturday 24 September 2016, 10.17hrs

Mid-morning yesterday the Team received a request from Northumbria Police to assist with a search for a high risk missing person in the Kielder area. The male’s car had been located in the car park at Kielder. Along with North of Tyne MRT, we headed up to Kielder Castle to liaise with the Police Search Adviser.

A detailed search of the woodland involving MR personnel, two Search & Rescue Dogs, a Police dog handler and Police officers was conducted in and around Kielder Castle. The National Police Air Support unit supported searchers on the ground by flying over the open areas.

As the search was progressing, further information came to light which indicated the missing person was out of the area. The Teams were stood down and Police investigations are ongoing.

The incident involved 16 Team members for 7 hours.

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New Kielder 4×4 Safari & NNPMRT Merchandise

We are please to announce that we now have some Kielder 4×4 Safari merchandise for sale in our online shop.

All profits from the shop go to help with the running costs of The Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.

Alongside our very popular 50th Anniversary buffs we also now have Kielder 4×4 Safari Mugs, Kielder 4×4 Safari Rally Plaques and Kielder 4×4 Safari Stickers. These are all high quality items and would make great Christmas presents. You can either order online to have it delivered or purchase items from our  ‘pop-up’ shop which will be at all future events.

Click here for our shop.

Kielder 4x4 Safari Mugs
Kielder 4×4 Safari Mugs
Car sticker
Kielder 4×4 Safari Car sticker
NNPMRT Buff
NNPRMT Buff
Kielder 4x4 Safari Rally Plaque
Kielder 4×4 Safari Rally Plaque
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Some of what Kielder has to offer.

Here is a brand new promotional video for Kielder Water & Forest Park, the most tranquil place in England. www.visitkielder.com for more up to date information.

https://www.facebook.com/kielder/videos/1248287125183729/

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*** Incident No.23 ***

Tuesday 17 May, 15.21hrs

The busy period continues with a request for assistance from the North East Ambulance Service. A female in her 60s had sustained a head injury whilst cycling in the Kielder Water area.

At the time of the request Paramedics were en-route to the casualty’s location which was believed to be just off the Lakeside way, near to Silvas Capitalis (or the ‘forest head’). Given the location it was highly likely that the Ambulance would be able to access the scene.

In case assistance with the evacuation was required and given the travel time involved, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves despatched a Land Rover and six Team member to Kielder.

Almost an hour into the incident, the Ambulance Service confirmed they had been able to access the scene and treat the casualty. The Teams were stood down.

The incident involved 7 Team members for 2 hours.

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Dark Skies Runners Help Support Mountain Rescue Team

Thanks North East Connected for publishing an article on us and the Dark Skies Marathon at Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Thanks to the Trail Outlaws for organizing the event and the 300 runners for running it; you have donated £1,400 towards the work of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team between you – it will be put to good use.

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35th Cheviots Challenge

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Fancy joining us for the 35th Cheviots Challenge? Sign-up on Facebook and let your friends know you’re coming.

You can enter the event online via https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2562

This event is designed as a personal challenge that is accessible to all. We’ll be in strategic places along the routes, to provide encouragement and light refreshments, and so that if it becomes ‘too much of a challenge’, a Land Rover back to the village is possible. It’s a great opportunity to get high into the hills of the Northumberland National Park, have a great time with friends, and possibly make some new friends along the way.

There is a choice of two routes:
– Terry Lynn long route is about 23 miles and over 4000 feet of climbing
– Eileen Lynn short route is about 18 miles and over 3000 feet of climbing

http://www.cheviotschallenge.org.uk/

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Kielder Past & Present

A glimpse of Kielder Forest and reservoir, showing the type of industry that was present in the valley before the dam and reservoir were constructed.

 

 

The History of Kielder Viaduct

 

The railway through Kielder in 1953, and the Bellingham Fair

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Kielder 4×4 Safari Booking Dates For 2016

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If you are interested in joining us on any of the dates below you can make a booking by clicking on the links below.

Sunday April 3rd 2016 Kielder 4×4 Safari

Saturday May 14th 2016 4×4 Safari

Sunday June 12th 2016 4×4 Safari

Saturday July 30th 2016 4×4 Safari

Sunday September 11th 2016 4×4 Safari

Saturday October 15th 2016 4×4 Safari

Saturday December 3rd 2016 4×4 Safari

The cost is £60 per vehicle and this includes a cooked breakfast* for the driver.

 

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*** Incident No.5 ***

17.09hrs, 23 January 2016

Two walkers had contacted Northumbria Police to say they were lost in Kielder Forest. From the information received they were believed to be near Chirdon Head on a drivable track.

As our incident controllers tried to establish a more accurate location using SARLOC and by talking to the walkers, the Police dispatched local officers in a 4×4 vehicle.

Our Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were put on standby and drivers tasked to pick up our vehicles.

Thankfully the walkers and their dogs were quickly located by the Police on a forest track and were transported back to their car. All safe and well.

A total of 3 members were involved for 35 minutes. A further 6 members were ready to be deployed.

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Incident No.14

The Team has just stood down from a search for a missing cyclist. The cyclist split from the rest of his group at Kershope Bridge in Scotland, late afternoon yesterday, and failed to turn up at their overnight accommodation near to Falstone. As Team members were travelling to the RV, one of our Team vehicle was deployed to search towards Kielder from the overnight accommodation. The cyclist was located near to Tower Knowe Information Centre; he was tired, mildly hypothermic but otherwise fine.

A good result involving ourselves, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and Tweed Valley MRT. Mountain Rescue working together cross the Border!