In case of emergency, dial 112 or 999 and ask for the Police

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton

A Devon Charity

We are a Devon charity of 60 volunteers on call 24/7 dedicated to assisting the emergency services with the search and rescue of the lost, missing, injured and vulnerable including those with dementia, mental health illnesses and children.

Without volunteer search and rescue teams like us, the emergency services would not have the resources to devote to the search and rescue of missing or injured loved ones.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue search day or night 24/7


Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton provides a professionally trained resource for a full range of incidents, including missing person inquiries, steep ground rescue, swiftwater rescues and flooding, across Dartmoor National Park, Devon and the south west, and to major incidents across England and Wales

Our highly trained team of volunteers are on call to help those in need 24/7 for any emergency.

Newton Abbot College present a cheque to Dartmoor Search and Rescue


The Dartmoor rescuers based at Ashburton rely on public support for over 92% of their income.

Without your donation, the team would cease to be operational and the emergency services would not have enough resources to search for those in need.

Callouts and News


Mountain Rescue England and Wales roundall


2019 Incidents

Callouts responded too by our volunteers this year.

2018: 37 incidents
2017: 36 incidents 
2016: 40 incidents

Total Incidents

Finding the injured, lost and vulnerable

Team Members

Have a look at a few of our team members. We range from search and rescue specialists to fundraisers.

Craig Scollick
Craig ScollickHill Party Leader
I’m a Hill Party Leader – that means I’m one of a number of our volunteers who has gone through the Hill Party Leader training and is in charge of a team of volunteers during a callout.
Dave Close
Dave CloseTeam Secretary
I’m presently the Team Secretary, tasked with ensuring a smooth flow of information both to the members within and responding to enquiries from outside. I'm also a callout member and Swift Water Rescue Technician
Al Pewsey
Al PewseyFundraising Officer
Apart from a callout member I am also the team Fundraising Officer. We rely on the general public for around 92% of our funding so my main role is looking for opportunities for raising funds and liaising with our supporters who are vital to us remaining operational.
Dr Tas Ali
Dr Tas AliTeam Chair
I am the Chairman of the committee that manages the business of the team. It is a huge privilege to do this for such a talented group of people. I have responsibility for the management, rather than the operational side of our work. These aspects are often intertwined, so I end up working closely with the Team Leader on most issues.

Our Sponsors

Without our sponsors and fundraisers we wouldn't be able to help so many distressed and missing persons. We are extremely grateful for their support.

Moorgate vets supports Dartmoor Search and Rescue
Dolbears Garage supports Dartmoor Search and rescue with their vehicle servicing and MOTs
Thanks to Blinkback for the promotional film support
Thanks to Thinktank for the graphic design support
Moor2sea Cycle Sportive
Thanks to CRS Adventures and the paddling community for the ongoing support
Thanks to the Dartmoor Classic for the ongoing support to Dartmoor Search and Rescue
Viewranger navigational and mapping app for iPhone and Android
Pottery Commercials
Thanks to Penny Web for the ongoing support design and support
Thanks to Dashforit for the help with draw prizes for fundraising
Gould Electronics

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Dartmoor Search & Rescue Ashburton relies on the public for around 92% of its funding each year. Please consider making a donation or arranging a fundraising event as you can make a real difference. Thank you.
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