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.

Rescue Ride 2021

Take part in Rescue Ride 2021

On Saturday July 17th 2021 it’s Holme Valley MRT’s annual fundraising bike rides.

The Rescue Ride Challenge is a fun way of fundraising for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team. It is a cycling event for both road and off-road bikes. It is not a race but an opportunity to take a personal challenge and enjoy the scenery whilst raising money for the team. The event starts and finishes at the team’s headquarters in Marsden and offers a choice of distances, terrain and difficulty, there's something for everyone.

Find out more and register here...

The latest news and updates

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
January 04, 2021

Call out summary: October to December 2020

In an average period, the team handled 16 incidents through the period. 4 of these were in October, 7 in November, and 5 in December. Read more
2020 long service awards presented
December 06, 2020

2020 long service awards presented

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team is incredibly proud to have presented many Mountain Rescue England and Wales long service certificates this year. In 'normal times' these would he presented at the AGM but unfortunately we had to settle with some socially-distant photos in a car park this year. Hopefully this doesn't detract from the achievements of those receiving awards. The team is extremely grateful for their dedicated service. 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

Saturday 17th July 2021: Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Our Rescue Ride fundraiser 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 details here

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: