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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

July 24, 2020

CALL OUT 41 – Call to assist with casualty extraction

CALL OUT 41 Just after noon today (24/07/2020) the team were contacted […]
July 20, 2020

CALL OUT 40 – Call to assist the ambulance service

CALL OUT 40 This weekend saw the team reach out 40th deployment […]
July 12, 2020

CALL OUT 39 – Call to assist injured male in Ramsbottom

CALL OUT 39 The third call out this week came in the […]
July 8, 2020

CALL OUT 38 – Search for vulnerable missing person

CALL OUT 38 Approximately 08:00 on Wednesday morning the team were called […]

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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