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

August 03, 2020

Call out summary: June and July 2020

A busy early summer for the team with 17 call outs during June and July. These included three call outs to assist the Oldham team, one of which was a missing person search, and two which were to help with injured walkers. Read more
June 07, 2020

Call out summary: April and May 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown resulted in a quiet April, with just four call outs; however as more exercise was permitted in May call outs rose rapidly, with 10 call outs through the month. Read more
May 14, 2020

Mountain Rescue asks for caution as lockdown eases in England

Mountain Rescue teams in both England and Wales are anticipating an increase in callouts as lockdown regulations are eased. This is already an issue in England with the changes announced on Sunday, and teams are aware that it could come later in Wales if the situation changes. Read more
April 17, 2020

Continue to exercise close to home says MREW

Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) has issued another statement concerning COVID-19, asking people to continue to exercise close to home. 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 2021: Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Our Rescue Rides 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...

Unfortunately Rescue Rides 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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: