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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 22, 2021

CALLOUTS 60 & 61 – Two calls to assist NWAS

CALLOUTS 60 & 61 This afternoon (22/07/2021) saw two callouts from the […]
July 7, 2021

CALLOUT 59 – Call to assist Lancashire Police with search

CALLOUT 59 The team were deployed yesterday afternoon (6/7/21) to assist Lancashire […]
July 4, 2021

CALLOUT 58 – Call to assist female experiencing medical episode

CALLOUT 58 Yesterday the team were called out at 13:05hrs to a […]
June 30, 2021

CALLOUT 57 – Call to assist casualty near Ashworth Valley

CALLOUT 57 This afternoon (30/6/21) at just before 1 pm, the team […]
June 16, 2021

CALLOUT 56 – Call to assist Greater Manchester Police

CALLOUT 56 Yesterday evening, (18:20 15/6/21) the team were contacted by Greater […]
June 13, 2021

CALLOUT 55 – Call to assist injured climber

CALLOUT 55 Early this afternoon (13:55 13/6/21) the team were called to […]
June 9, 2021

CALLOUT 54 – Call to assist 13 y/o injured whilst mountain biking

CALLOUT 54 At approximately 18:30 last night (08/06/21) the team were called […]
June 8, 2021

CALLOUT 53 – Call to assist Lancashire Police

CALLOUT 53 The team were contacted yesterday afternoon (13:06 6/6/21) by Lancashire […]

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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