Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation team areaFormed in 1952, almost all Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation’s (DCRO) search and/or rescue operations take place in the limestone areas of the Peak District. About half take place in the caves and mines around Castleton and another third are shared more or less equally between the Eyam, Monyash and Matlock areas.

Occasionally help is given to Police forces outside Derbyshire, not only to incidents in caves or mines, but also in other underground places such as wells and tunnels.

Due to the location of the DCRO base they are the closest cave rescue team for the following Police forces – Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire (part), Derbyshire, Greater Manchester (part), Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire (part) and Warwickshire.


Neighbouring Cave Rescue Teams

The Cave Rescue Organisation

Upper Wharfdale Fell Rescue Association

North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation

Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation

South East Cave Rescue Organisation


Police Authorities

9. Greater Manchester

11. Cheshire

12. South Yorkshire

13. Derbyshire

14. Nottinghamshire

15. Lincolnshire

17. Staffordshire

18. Leicestershire

19. Norfolk

24. Northamptonshire

25. Cambridgeshire

31. Bedfordshire