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 53 incidents in 2019, 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

March 18, 2020

Mountain Rescue England and Wales response to Coronavirus, COVID-19

The following statement has been released by Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) in relation to COVID-19 which includes actions that HVMRT is following. Read more
March 17, 2020

A big thanks from the Holme Valley MR Team to Portcullis Site Services and OSA Door Parts

During a recent training session the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team was able to express our thanks to Portcullis Site Services and OSA Door Parts who between them provided the team with new vehicle doors completely free of charge, following a ram raid incident earlier in the year which damaged two of our four vehicle bay doors. Read more
February 20, 2020

Welcome to Willow…

The team would like to welcome a brand new member... Willow is our new four-legged recruit who is embarking on the beginning of her long training period to become a Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England search dog. Read more
February 19, 2020

Call out summary: January 2020

January was a fairly quiet month for the team, with only three call outs, two of which were to assist West Yorkshire Police with high-risk missing persons searches. 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: