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.

Find out more about our new vehicle

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team recently added a third vehicle to its response capability.

A new £58,000 response vehicle is now in the hands of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, following a six-week conversion programme carried out by Burnley-based Pickup Systems.

The new vehicle joins the Team’s other vehicles, a Land Rover Defender 110 and a Movano van, which is used to control incidents.

More details

The latest news and updates

May 12, 2018

Callout: 11th May 2018

We were called out at 19.13 by West Yorkshire Police to help search for a suicidal 13 year old female in the Allerton Bywater area. Read more
May 08, 2018

Callout: 7th May 2018

Shortly after returning from our first callout of the day we were contacted again by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a boy who had fallen off a rope swing in woods near Middlestown. Read more
May 07, 2018

Callout: 7th May 2018

This afternoon was the second callout of the Bank Holiday long weekend and the 40th incident of the year for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team. Read more
May 07, 2018

Callout: 6th May 2018

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 17.02 on May 6th to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a paraglider who had crashed in the Buckstones area, just off the A640. Read more

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

The Rescue Ramble

Enjoy a great day out in the West Yorkshire countryside

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. 

More details of the 2018 event will be available soon.

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 can be found here.

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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