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 52 incidents in 2022, supporting West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and neighbouring police forces. Overall, incidents had an average duration of 3 hours 12 minutes.

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

September 22, 2023

Call out summary: July and August 2023

The Summer Holiday period is traditionally a busy one for the team and this year was no exception, with 13 call outs coming through in the July and August period. Read more
July 24, 2023

Call out summary: May and June 2023

May and June saw the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team called to 12 incidents in total, however six of the 12 call outs all happened in the last week of May. Read more
Call out summary: March and April 2023
May 03, 2023

Call out summary: March and April 2023

March activity was focussed on severe weather which hit the region on the 9th - 11th of the month. The team was active through much of this period, with four formal call outs received Read more
March 13, 2023

Call out summary: January and February 2023

A long period of relatively benign weather in the first couple of months of 2023 resulted in a quiet period for the team. During the Winter months there is a strong correlation between bad weather and team call outs 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:

Want to join the team?

Joining the tean

Applications to join the team will open in October 2024.

The team’s most important asset are its members and we are always on the look out for the right people to join us. If you have what it takes we would love to invite you to apply and reap the rewards of being part of a dedicated and close-knit team, providing a life-saving service to those in need. Find out more

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: