THE HOLME VALLEY
MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM

Unlike other European countries, Mountain Rescue Services within the UK are free of charge, available to all and provided by well trained volunteers who are called out by and assist the police.

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team averages between 25 and 30 incidents a year totalling about 1000 hours of search and rescue provision for West Yorkshire Police and assistance for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

The team’s immediate area of response is the southern half of West Yorkshire. Although most incidents involve search and rescue on the moors and hills of West Yorkshire many incidents occur in rural lowland areas such as parks, woods and farmland.

 
Joining the team

The Holme Valley MRT welcomes applications from people wishing to join the team as a hill member or as a 'Friend'- people who wish to support in other ways.

 
Contacting the team

If you have any general query or would like to request our attendance at an event please contact our secretary. Media enquiries should be made to our press officer.

   

 
Supporting the team

The Holme Valley MRT is a charity supported by donations and receives no direct funding from any official source. You can support us via donations or other methods.

 
How to call out the team in an emergency

If you need to call us out for you should dial 999, ask for the Police and then ask for Mountain Rescue. We do not accept call outs from any other method.

Rescue Rides raised more than £3000 for the team

Every year we run a number of fundraising events. They aim to be enjoyable, inclusive, activities with an outdoor theme.

Our latest Rescue Rides bike event took place on 9th July 2017. The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team would like to thank all the 175 entrants (a record number!) who between them raised more than £3000 for the team.

The latest news and updates

Call out: 27th June 2017
June 27, 2017

Call out: 27th June 2017

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team was called out by West Yorkshire Police during the evening of 27th June to assist with a search for a missing person in the Marsden area. Read more
Call out: 19th June 2017
June 19, 2017

Call out: 19th June 2017

The team were called during the afternoon of 19th June by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an incident involving a teenager who had fallen approximately thirty feet down a ravine next to Hanging Heaton Golf Club in Dewsbury. Read more
Exercise: 18th June 2017
June 18, 2017

Exercise: 18th June 2017

On Sunday 18th June, the team conducted a training exercise with a Coastguard Helicopter and crew from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Read more
Call out: 22nd May 2017
May 22, 2017

Call out: 22nd May 2017

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team were called out by West Yorkshire Police just after 2pm today to search for an 80-year-old lady who had gone missing from an address near Pontefract. Read more

TO CALL US OUT DIAL 999, ASK FOR POLICE AND THEN ASK FOR MOUNTAIN RESCUE

The Rescue Ramble

9th September 2017, start and finish at our HQ in Marsden

The Rescue Ramble is our annual fund raising walk and run. There are three routes to choose from, with distance ranging from 25 miles, 16 miles and 8 miles – all to be completed within 10 hours. 

Find out more...

Rescue Rides

Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Every year we run our Rescue Rides fundraiser which offers five rides to choose from; they include road and MTB routes plus a family route. Whatever your ability, if you have a bike we have a route that you will enjoy...

More information about the 2018 Rescue Rides will follow soon...

Contact Us

By post:
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Emergency House, Manchester Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire HD7 6EY

Email enquiries: info@holmevalleymrt.org.uk
Team secretary: secretary@holmevalleymrt.org.uk
Media enquiries: media@holmevalleymrt.org.uk

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