Yearly archives: 2019


The team was called out on Sunday the 17th Nov at 13:16hrs to the Cudworth area of Barnsley to help South Yorkshire Police with an ongoing search for missing 72-year-old Derek Atkinson. A search plan was put together and sections deployed along with 3 search dogs from Mountain Rescue Search […]

Search For Missing Gentleman, Cudworth.


On Thursday the 17th of October, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team was contacted by South Yorkshire Police to locate a lost  23-year-old male that had been walking out on the moors in the Peak District in an area above Langsett. The youngster had set off earlier in the day from Langsett […]

[WMRT] WMRT callout for lost walker.




Yesterday we assisted the Bomb Disposal Squad removing an item of ordinance that had been discovered near a footpath above Langsett. These items can be very dangerous. If you come across one: 1. Don’t touch or move it. 2. Take a clear photograph of it (helps with identification). 3. Note […]

[WMRT] Finding Ammunition on the Moors



Just as the team was debriefing from last night’s training exercise, we were alerted to a missing person not too far away from our location. Team members made their way to a new RV at Langsett Barn to set up control and formulate a search plan. The team was split […]

[WMRT] Callout for missing person



A date for your diary. On Saturday the 17th of August, team members and supporters will be at Langsett Barn in the Peak District and from there we’ll be running guided walks, fun activities for all the family, the opportunity to look around our vehicles and the equipment we use […]

[WMRT] A date for your diary



** Callout **Tonight whilst team members were busy conducting our monthly vehicle and equipment check night, we received a call for assistance from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. A Gentleman had taken a fall from his mountain bike in woodland not far from Elsecar Heritage Centre, with the help of some […]

[WMRT] Callout – Injured MTB Rider