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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

January 21, 2022

CALLOUT 03 – Call to assist NWAS nr Waddow Hall

CALLOUT 03 This afternoon (15:40 21/1/22) the team were contacted by the […]
January 12, 2022

CALLOUT 02 – Call to assist injured walker nr Haslingden

CALLOUT 02 The team were called out today to reports of a […]
January 3, 2022

CALLOUT 01 – Call to assist NWAS in Blackburn

CALLOUT 01 The first callout of 2022 came yesterday evening (02/01/22) at […]
January 2, 2022

CALLOUT 87 – Call to assist male with injured ankle

CALLOUT 87 The final callout of 2021 was mid-afternoon on New Year’s […]
December 31, 2021

Happy New Year, welcome to 2022…

Happy New Year, welcome to 2022… As another year closes the team […]
December 27, 2021

CALLOUT 86 – Call to assist NWAS

CALLOUT 86 After a quieter couple of days over Christmas, the team […]
December 16, 2021

CALLOUT 85 – Call to assist Lancashire Police

CALLOUT 85 Yesterday evening (15/12/2021) at around 19:30, as the team was […]
December 15, 2021

CALLOUT 84 – Call to assist lost couple on Boulsworth

CALLOUT 84 At around 16:30 on Monday the 13th of December the […]

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:


  • Accrington
  • Blackburn
  • Burnley
  • Bury
  • Clitheroe
  • Pendle
  • Ramsbottom
  • Rochdale
  • Rossendale
  • South Ribble
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