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Galloway Mountain Rescue


    gmr.jpgBased in Newton Stewart, the Galloway Mountain Rescue team, are a group of extremely dedicated volunteers who offer mountain rescue services for the entirety of the Galloway Hills and surrounding areas.

    The Team presently consists of 48 members with 39 being on the call-out list. There is a wide range of expertise within the Team, from Mountain Guides to social hill walkers. This therefore, provides a breadth and balance of mountaineering and organisational skills.

    The Galloway Mountain Rescue Team cover six different groups of hills, all contained quite compactly within Galloway:
    • The "Awful Hand", with Merrick standing proudly as the highest point, or the forefinger, at 2766ft. Shalloch on Minnoch, Tarfessock, Kirriereoch and Benyellary make up the other four fingers.
    • The Dungeon Range, run parallel to the previous range and Mulwarcher, situated within the Galloway Forest Park, is the tallest in the range.
    • The Kells run parallel with the Dungeon Range, where Corserine is the dominating hill in the ridge and contains more than 13 summits.
    • The Minnigaff Group lies south of Loch Dee, between the Water of Trool and Clatteringshaws.
    • The Carsphairn Range includes 14 hill tops and is situated north-east of the main range in the Galloway Hills
    • Finally, the Solway Hills. These are scattered all the way along the Solway Coast.

    More information about the much appreciated work that Galloway Mountain Rescue do, can be found at: www.gallowaymrt.org.uk