Sadly today we have to report the passing of one of our team members. Abbie was the team Search Dog for over 10 years and was an important and integral part of any operations we conducted. Abbie was a Border Collie and like her sister Pepper carried a slight deformity, […]

Passing of Search Dog Abbie.


The team was called out today, 7th March at 14:26hrs to an injured mountain biker in Grenoside Woods. Luckily, a fellow mountain biker, also an off duty medic witnessed the casualty in a state of unconsciousness and was able to care for the gentleman until MRT arrived. The casualty was […]

Callout to Grenoside Woods


Thank you to all that joined us on our guided walk yesterday, 29th feb, hopefully you all had a great time seeking out the elusive Mountain Hare and luckily getting to see one in it’s full winter coat, great weather as well as the group took on the 10 mile […]

Guided Mountain Hare Walk



Following on from the success of our last guided walk, we have the pleasure of enclosing the details of our next one to be held on Saturday 29th Feb. This is a great opportunity to explore the amazing Peak District with a good chance of spotting this wonderful animal, only […]

Upcoming Guided Walk


Sunday the 2nd Feb, team members and supporters provided safety cover at the annual Mickleden Straddle fell race. Well done to the 188 runners that took part, slightly warmer than in previous years but occasionally very bleak in places when the weather came in.

Mickleden Straddle


Today, Sunday the 19th Jan, some of our newer team members had their S-92 Coastguard helicopter familiarisation. This is a vital part of mountain rescue training as certain callouts require the assistance of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. It’s important that team members understand and know how to work safely […]

Helicopter Training



The team was called out on sunday the 19th of Jan at 13:09hrs to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service at Upper Midhope. A lady whilst out walking slipped and sustained a lower leg injury and was unable to continue. The casualty was packaged onto our stretcher for a short carry to […]

Callout to Upper Midhope


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.



A big part of mountain rescue is helping the police look for vulnerable missing people, this could be in housing estates and farmland to rivers and shrubland. On the 24th of September, South Yorkshire Police contacted Woodhead MRT to help with an ongoing search for a gentleman that had been […]

[WMRT] Woodhead MRT recieve letter of thanks from South Yorkshire ...


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