Volunteer based Woodhead Mountain Rescue have just been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE. Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team provide a volunteer based emergency search and rescue service to support […]

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team receives The King’s Award for Voluntary ...

 The team was called out on the 20th of feb at 18:23hrs to Sliddens Moss for two lost walkers.   The two walkers had set off from Crowden earlier in the day to walk to Black Hill but became disoriented in the fading light and called for help.  Initially, the call […]

Callout For Two Lost Walkers On Sliddens Moss

 A busy day for the team today, Sunday the 31st Jan with two callouts in quick succession.   The first callout came in at 11:44hrs to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust at Holly Hall near Stocksbridge. A 67-year-old female had taken a fall sustaining a left lower leg injury.   Team […]

A Busy Sunday For Woodhead

 The teams first callout of the year came in on Tuesday the 12th January at 17:28hrs for a lost mountain biker on Black Hill.  The gentleman who had cycled from his home became disoriented on Black Hill and unable to find his way off and called for help. Phonefind was […]

Callout For Lost Mountain Biker On Black Hill

Well that’s it folks, it’s time to say goodbye to 2020 and what a year it’s been. As we look back over the year, a year that Woodhead MRT had a record number of incidents, 90 in total, we look back at how the team had to adapt to the […]

Reflecting On The Year That Was 2020

The team was called out to assist our neighbours Edale Mountain Rescue Team on Sun 27th Dec with an injured walker at Dale Dyke Reservoir.  A lady whilst out walking slipped on very muddy ground sustaining an injury to her ankle and was unable to weight bear. She was given […]

Joint Callout With Edale MRT To Dale Dyke

Today the team was tasked by South Yorkshire Police to conduct a search for a 25-year-old male missing from home in the Doncaster area. Woodhead MRT was also joined by members from Yorkshire Lowland Rescue and 4 search dogs from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England including search dog Scout. The […]

Team called to Doncaster

The team was called out last night at 20:50hrs to assist  South Yorkshire Police with a vulnerable missing 38-year-old male in the Goldthorpe area. 29 team members arrived at a prearranged RV ready to be split into 3 teams to search areas of interest.  Search dog Scout from Mountain Rescue […]

Team called out to a vulnerable missing person

The team was called out on the 18th Sept to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with an injured horse rider in woodland at North Anston.  A 61-year-old female casualty had taken a nasty fall landing awkwardly briefly losing consciousness. The lady was complaining of pain in her lower back and hip […]

Team Called Out To North Anston

The team was called out this morning at 7:00am 29th June to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with an injured walker.  The gentleman was out walking in the Fleets Pond area of Barnsley when he landed awkwardly after a stream crossing and sustained fractures to both ankles.  The casualty was packaged […]

Callout To Injured Walker, Barnsley.

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend whilst out running in the Langsett area, a fellrunner discovered what he believed to be a Mortar Shell which he subsequently made team members aware of and gave a location of his find.  Two of our team members who have good knowledge in this […]

Live HI Explosive Found At Langsett

The team was called out on the 22nd May at 13:30hrs to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with an injured mountain biker in Grenoside Woods.   The casualty had taken a fall at speed and was experiencing lower back pain, as a precautionary measure, the casualty was immobilized including the use […]

Injured Mountain Biker In Grenoside Woods

The team was contacted last night at 23:30hrs, 24th May for two walkers lost somewhere above Far Black Clough.  The walkers had set off from the carpark at Torside to walk up the waterfalls in Middle Black Clough, once the walkers had reached the plateau above, darkness began to set […]

Callout For Two Lost Walkers

The team was called out today 11th May at 15:40hrs to Cut Gate path above Langsett for an injured mountain biker.  Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics along with team members made their way up to the cas site to assess the casualty.  A pre-existing medical condition of the biker is thought […]

Callout To Injured Mountain Biker On Cut Gate