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 has been called to over 60 incidents in 2018 so far, 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.

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

November 19, 2018

Call out: 18th November 2018

18th November was a busy Sunday for the team, with a training exercise consisted of three different terrain search locations followed by a call out to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a 74 year old lady who had injured her leg whilst walking in woodlands near Hepworth. Read more
November 06, 2018

Call out: 5th November 2018

Late on the evening of 5th November we were called out to assist Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team with a search for a missing 70 year old gentleman who had got lost during a walk on the Haworth Moors. Read more
September 23, 2018

Call out: 23rd September 2018

23rd September was a very busy Sunday for HVMRT, we provided first aid cover to the Summer Tri Series - Holmfirth Triathlons and were on hand to assist with a collar bone injury. Shortly followed by call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty in Slaithwaite. Read more
September 20, 2018

Call out: 19th September 2018

HVMRT was called at 14:00 on 19th September to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a lady who had suffered a knee injury while walking the Pennine Way over Black Hill.  Read more


Christmas ideas from HVMRT

This Christmas give the gift of Mountain Rescue...

We have a number of items which would make good Christmas presents, allowing you to support the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team with your Christmas shopping budget.

Find out more here

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 Rescue Rides 2019 will be coming soon...

Contact Us

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

Email enquiries:
Team secretary:
Media enquiries: