We have been awarded a commendation by South Yorkshire Police to acknowledge the teams role in rescuing a lost walker in blizzard conditions on the evening of the 8th of November 2016. The walker who was rescued also joined the team to describe the turn of events from their side, […]

WMRT are awarded a commendation from South Yorkshire Police


Thanks to Paul Besley for sharing this update on Trainee SARDA dog Scout.       Scout reached a milestone this weekend at the SARDA (Search & Rescue Dog Association) training camp in the Brecon Beacons. He went there to carry on with his obedience training for his registration test […]

Scout the trainee rescue dog passes his registration test with ...


In the first snowstorm of the winter season the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team were called to look for a lost walker in the moors near Langsett yesterday eveing. The walker was able to raise the alarm with a mobile phone and was carefully quizzed by team members expert in local […]

Team called out in first snow storm of the year ...



The Wates group has donated £5,000 to Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team. Wates Group is a family-owned construction services company. The donation has been given to help WMRT secure much needed extra equipment and specialist water rescue PPE. Procurement of this kit will provide a safer, faster evacuation and search platform […]

Wates Giving Donates £5,000 to the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team


Woodhead Barn
The Woodhead Barn is located on site with our team’s headquarters near Hepworth. We use the barn for our own team meetings and functions. We also rent out the barn for private functions. If you are interested in using this facility, then please visit the Woodhead Barn website where you […]

The Woodhead Barn


I think most of us will agree that the last year was probably the fastest and most intensive years of our lives so far. From the outset our introduction with the TL was rather daunting, we sat listening and watching all the things we would be learning in what looked like would […]

First Year as a New Team Member



In the River Derwent at Matlock.
Last weekend, five of our team members took part in a water rescue training course. Two were acting as instructors and the other three were students. All of our team members undergo basic water safety awareness training, and this course is the next level of progression from that. It is […]

Water Rescue Training


Are you interested in learning about the history associated with our local countryside? There are several guided walks planned this year of varying distance and ability where you will be guided by experts in the area and told interesting facts along the way. 2016 -17 definative walking schedule Attached you […]

Walks back in Time


Our team vehicles have to be ready and available for use 24/7, and keeping them ready for action can be quite challenging. Today our control vehicle “Mobile 2” has been in the garage for a new exhaust fitting. Whilst fitting a new exhaust is normally straightforward, this vehicle presents a […]

Team Vehicle Maintenance



On Sunday 10th April we were called out to assist a walker who had fallen and had a suspected broken leg. He was in the vicinity of the summit of Holme Moss, but located some distance from the nearest roadside access, which was well over a mile away. Because of […]

Providing Help in Remote Areas


On Sunday 6th March a number of our team took part in a training exercise focusing on how to rescue a casualty from a crag environment. We met at Langsett at 9am ready to go, and were immediately given the brief that we had been contacted by a walker who […]

Crag Rescue Training Exercise




Yesterday we were called with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist Yorkshire Ambulance with a fallen walker with an ankle injury near the Strines Reservoir. The walker was treated at the scene and then carried by stretcher to the ambulance. Thanks to Sugworth Hall for allowing access to MRT.

Call-out: Injured Walker


Mountain Rescue Teams across the country have had a busy December providing water rescue support to the victims of flooding in Penrith and Carlisle early December and then Littleborough, Salford and York over the festive season. Team members also remained back at home to continue to provide support to their […]

Swift Water Rescue Training