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 was called to 78 incidents in 2018, totalling nearly 4,000 hours of service to West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and neighbouring police forces.

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.

The latest news and updates

June 26, 2019

A massive 'thank you' to all our Crowdfunding supporters!

During the Spring we carried out a Crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for a new control vehicle for the team. We raised £11,098 with the help of 132 supporters. Read more
June 02, 2019

Six call outs for the team during May 2019

The Holme Valley MRT received six callouts during May, five of which were to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with various casualties. Read more
May 02, 2019

Summary of call outs during April 2019

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team received six call outs in April, with three of these being located in the Wessenden Valley area, near Marsden. Read more
January 15, 2019

Call out: 15th January 2019

2019 Incident #2: the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team has recently returned from a call out to assist West Yorkshire Police with a search for a high risk missing person in the Pontefract area. Read more


Gift ideas from HVMRT

Give the gift of Mountain Rescue...

We have a number of items which would make good Birthday presents or day-to-day gifts:

Rescue Rides

July 2020: 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 Rescue Rides 2020 will follow soon...

Contact Us

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

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

Email enquiries:
Team secretary:
Media enquiries: