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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

November 10, 2020

CALL OUT 67 – Call to assist walker with leg injury

CALL OUT 67 Today at approximately 11:40 the team were called out […]
November 9, 2020

CALL OUT 66 – Call to assist lost group on Pendle Hill

CALL OUT 66 Yesterday evening around 17:30, the team was called to […]
October 28, 2020

CALL OUT 65 – Call to assist NWAS

CALL OUT 65 Last night at approximately 16:30 the team were called […]
October 21, 2020

CALL OUT 64 – Call to assist casualty with lower leg injury

CALL OUT 64 At approximately 11:30 today (21/10/20) the team were called […]
October 20, 2020

CALL OUT 63 – Call to assist Lancashire Police

CALL OUT 63 Yesterday evening (Tues 20th October) at around 18:00 the […]
October 18, 2020

CALL OUT 62 – Call to assist NWAS at Lee Mill Quarry

CALL OUT 62 This morning (18/10/2020) brought the third call out so […]
October 17, 2020

CALL OUT 61 – Call to assist NWAS at Lee Mill Quarry

CALL OUT 61 This evening (17/10/2020) at around 5 pm the team […]
October 17, 2020

CALL OUT 60 – Call to assist NWAS at Burrs Country Park

CALL OUT 60 At around 11:15 this morning (17/10/2020) the team received […]

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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