News and events

Award-winning Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth (DSRTP)

In recognition of the tremendous value of our partnership with the DSRTP, they were presented with a VC Enterprise Award in 2013.

Adding to their collection of accolades and in recognition of their work in and for the community, the team were delighted to win the ‘Good Deed’ award at the 2013 Inspiring Volunteering Awards in Plymouth.

“Run entirely by a team of highly trained volunteers, some of whom are distinguished by Royal Honours, the DSRTP work alongside the emergency services, and have a specialist water team, two dog-handlers and trained search dogs.
Having a reliable quick-response team on-call is of tremendous benefit to the local community, with well-honed search and rescue skills equally applicable to the more urban environment, as the team often provide support in the search for missing people in the city.”

Legendary mountaineer talks at University of Plymouth

More than 180 people joined us in November 2013 to listen to a talk by well-known mountaineer Doug Scott, as he reflected on his humble beginnings climbing on the gritstone of Derbyshire and his major expeditions in the Himalayas, including the first successful British ascent of Mount Everest. We're delighted to announce that the event raised several thousand pounds for Doug’s projects in Nepal.

Plymouth U3A have enjoyed using our unique walking guide 'Moor to Sea Without the Car' which was created by University of Plymouth students in partnership with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth and Devon & Cornwall Rail partnership. 

"This book is very good and provides a great basis for walking planning. Our group has done a circular walk from Bere Alston station and next we are planning to walk the Tamar Valley Trail from Bere Ferrers." - John Deacon, Plymouth U3A Group Leader

<p>Plymouth U3A using our DSRTP walking book 'Moor to Sea Without the Car'&nbsp;</p>