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 72 incidents in 2020, totalling nearly 3,000 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

September 08, 2021

Call out summary: July and August 2021

This was a quieter period for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team with only 11 call outs. Four of these were in July and seven in August. Read more
July 26, 2021

Call out summary: May and June 2021

By the mid-point of the year, we had reached 57 call outs: in 2020 we had attended 39 call outs at the same stage. This is a 46% year on year increase. Read more
May 07, 2021

Call out summary: March and April 2021

March and April continued our extremely busy period, with 16 incidents, bringing our total for the year to 44. Read more
March 05, 2021

Call out summary: January and February 2021

The first two months of 2021 was a record breaking period for the team, with 28 incidents: the largest ever amount in a two month timescale. 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 Ride

Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Our Rescue Ride fundraiser offers five rides to choose from; they include road and MTB routes. Whatever your ability, if you have a bike we have a route that you will enjoy...

Watch the space for the date for our 2022 event!

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: