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


The team was called out today at 15:58hrs to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with an injured mountain biker in Grenoside Woods. The casualty sustained a fracture and dislocation of his shoulder and was briefly unconscious after a high speed head on with a tree in the bomb hole section of […]

[WMRT] Callout to injured mountain biker, Grenoside Woods.


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


Today, team members and search dog Scout took part in a large scale search to assist South Yorkshire Police with the ongoing search for missing 23-year-old Minod Monger from the Parson Cross area of Sheffield. The team was tasked with searching areas of interest identified by the police, after completing […]

[WMRT] Woodhead MRT assist South Yorkshire Police.


** 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



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