News & Events

  • Please vote for us

    …and the lines are now open Please help us to help people in need. Voting is open for the next 28 days only for the Aviva Community Fund awards:…/project/view/16-1131… Our project aims to raise nearly £2000 of funds … Continue reading

  • Currently Un-Available

    Pete Swaine’s wonderful book “Walkham – a walker’s guide to a beautiful Dartmoor valley” is currently un-available for purchase. Over the last few months, we have been selling copies of Pete Swaine’s very successful book “Walkham – A Walker’s Guide … Continue reading

  • WALKHAM – A Walker’s Guide to a Beautiful Dartmoor Valley by Peter Swaine

    ***BREAKING NEWS*** Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Tavistock) are proud to announce the 2016 publication of: WALKHAM – A Walker’s Guide to a Beautiful Dartmoor Valley by Peter Swaine Members of the public are invited to reserve their copies of … Continue reading

Contacting Us

To contact the team please email by clicking upon the appropriate link below:

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Welcome to DSRT Tavistock.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue exists to help the police and other related rescue organisations to locate, render appropriate assistance and evacuate missing persons to a place of safety.

Our services are entirely voluntary and in particular demand in situations where weather conditions are poor and the location of the missing person is unknown. All team members are highly trained in a variety of skills ranging from First Aid through to Navigation, searching techniques and radio operation.

Individual search teams are coordinated through a team leader who is in constant radio contact with the controller coordinating the search effort. We work closely with the police who initiate calls to us in situations where our services may be required.

Tavistock is one of four teams which make up the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team group.

Please follow the links provided above if you require further information.

Watch this space for details of our activities and fund-raising events. If you wish to contact us or can offer assistance with our voluntary work, please e-mail us.

Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation or are aware of any fund-raising functions which you believe may be relevant, please contact our fund-raising officer.

We would like to thank for donating the web design and hosting our website.





Coop Sponsorship

We are proud to announce that we have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. For the next 6 months, every time Co-op members buy branded products and services, 1% of your spend goes to a local cause. We need your help – the more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member, log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you’re not a member, please join and support us!


Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock shared Thames Valley Police's photo. ...

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing man from Aylesbury. Christopher Stone, aged 65 went missing yesterday (7/12) from Meadowcroft in Aylesbury. He is described as a white male, 5ft 10 ins, large build, short blonde hair and blue eyes, and walks with crutches. We are aware he has access to a vehicle a red Vauxhall Zafira partial reg **65HKX. We believe that at around 9pm yesterday (7/12) Christopher was near to Exeter, and he might travelling further to the south to Devon or Cornwall. Investigating Officer, Inspector David Washington, based at Aylesbury Police station, said “We are very concerned for the welfare of Christopher. It is out character for him to go missing. If anyone sees him or spots his vehicle then please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference 1464 of 07/12/16.”

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock shared Dartmoor Rangers's Fairytale of Dartmoor. ...

Merry Christmas from the Dartmoor National Park team!

Last night, at our Christmas Meal we attempted the Mannequin Challenge. Someone should have explained the rules to Paul Johnson before we started, but not a bad attempt.

Thanks to the Blacksmiths Arms at Lamerton for looking after us so well and joining in!

Team Christmas Meal - Excellent food and fantastic company. What a team! ...