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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




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


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


To be able to provide life saving assistance in a hostile environment requires a significant amount of knowledge and expertise. Consequently all of our new volunteer members undergo a rigorous induction and training programme, and existing team members undergo periodic re-assessments of their skills. Typically, the whole team trains every […]

Training



As a mountain rescue team, we are obviously associated with providing help and assistance to people who get into difficulties out on the hills. Because of the core skill set that we have to develop in order to support this primary role, our volunteers are also often called upon to […]

So Much More Than Mountains