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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 5, 2021

CALL OUT 8 – Calls to assist injured sledgers

CALL OUT 8 The busy start to 2021 continues as the team […]
January 3, 2021

CALL OUTS 6 & 7 – Calls to assist injured sledgers

CALL OUTS 6 & 7 This afternoon saw the busy start of […]
January 3, 2021

CALL OUTS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 – A very busy snow day

CALL OUTS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Yesterday (2/1/2021) saw a […]
January 1, 2021

Well 2020, what a year for the team…

Well 2020, what a year for the team… This time last year, […]
December 31, 2020

CALL OUT 75 – Call to assist with a sledging incident in Holcombe

CALL OUT 75 With all the lovely wintery weather, unfortunately, it was […]
December 29, 2020

CALL OUT 74 – Assisting NWAS in wintery conditions

CALL OUT 74 The team were on standby throughout the day due […]
December 27, 2020

CALL OUT 72 & 73 – Assisting NWAS in wintery conditions

CALL OUT 72 & 73 This evening at around 19:20 (27/12/2020) the […]
December 20, 2020

CALL OUT 71 – Call to assist casualty with leg injury

CALL OUT 71 Shortly after 13:30 this afternoon (Sun 20/12/20) the team […]

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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