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 90 incidents in 2021, supporting West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and neighbouring police forces. Overall team members spent 12,910 hours carrying out Mountain Rescue related activities in 2021.

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 Mountain Rescue Team 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 Mountain Rescue Team 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.

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team news and updates

May 08, 2022

Call out summary: March and April 2022

An unusually quiet period for the team, with only five call outs in this two month period. Read more
Call out summary: January and February 2022
March 02, 2022

Call out summary: January and February 2022

January and February saw an interesting mix of call outs for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team. Assisting with regional flooding, evacuating snow stranded motorists, and providing support to our neighbouring Mountain Rescue teams, Calder Valley and Oldham kept us on our toes. Read more
Car in snow
January 09, 2022

Call out summary: November and December 2021

The year ended on a quieter note, with 5 incidents in November and 6 in December. Read more
Call out summary: September and October 2021
November 09, 2021

Call out summary: September and October 2021

In October we reached a record for the number of call outs in a year, with two months still to go in 2021. A call out to assist the ambulance service at Middleton Bike Park was our 79th call out of the year, overtaking the previous record, which was set in 2018 and was the result of a very large number of call outs around the Beast from the East winter storms. Read more


Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team gift ideas

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 the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

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: