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Welcome to Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team


A registered charity, made up entirely of volunteers. An integral part of the national search and rescue service, we are called out through the 999 system and cover an area of approx 350 square miles across East Lancashire, Pendle, the Rossendale Valley and parts of Greater Manchester.


Support The Team Call Outs

In case of emergency dial 999, ask for 'Police' then 'Mountain Rescue'.

Give all your prepared details of the incident and STAY WHERE YOU ARE until contacted by the rescue team.

If you have to make a further 999 call, follow this proceedure in full again.

Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team


The chances are you will never need our services however, since January 2000, over five hundred people have. Injured walkers, fell runners, climbers, paragliders, mountain bikers and even the odd stranded sheep were more than pleased to see us. Our knowledge of terrain and conditions, combined with specialist equipment, vehicles, training and casualty care were vital in returning them to safety.

But our work isn’t just about moors and mountains. Through our links with both Lancashire and Greater Manchester Police and the Lancashire and Greater Manchester Ambulance Services, many of our call outs involve missing person searches, or assisting the ambulance service during severe weather conditions and where access to a casualty is difficult.



On Call 24h

Search & Rescue

Casualty Care

Event Support

News & Call Outs

August 8, 2022

CALLOUT 25 – Call to assist fallen climber

CALLOUT 25 Just as team members were finishing up with callout #24 […]
August 8, 2022

CALLOUT 24 – Call to assist injured horse rider

CALLOUT 24 After the team spent much of the weekend on a […]
August 8, 2022

CALLOUT 23 – Call to assist NWAS at Watergrove Reservoir

CALLOUT 23 At approximately 16:50 on 3/8/22, the team was contacted by […]
July 30, 2022

CALLOUT 22 – Call to assist injured mountain biker

CALLOUT 22 Yesterday evening at around 21:20, the team was contacted by […]
July 25, 2022

CALLOUT 21 – Call to assist NWAS

CALLOUT 21 At approximately 13:45 today the team was called by NWAS […]
July 19, 2022

CALLOUT 20 & 2 REQUESTS

CALLOUT 20 & 2 REQUESTS It has been a busy and hot […]
July 18, 2022

CALLOUT 19 – Call to assist NWAS

CALLOUT 19 Yesterday (17/07/2022) at around 14:00, the team was contacted by […]
July 17, 2022

CALLOUT 18 – Specialist water rescue assets requested

CALLOUT 18 Yesterday evening, specialist water rescue assets from our team and […]

Our capabilities


We are a 100% voluntary organisation using our specialist equipment and training to support our local emergency services with missing person searches, casualty extraction and assistance in poor weather conditions.


  • Search Planning & Management.
  • Specialist Casualty Care.
  • Casualty Extraction.
  • Technical Rope Rescue.
  • Swiftwater Rescue.
  • Flood Response.

The areas we cover


Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue cover an area of approx 350 square miles across East Lancashire: