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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

April 12, 2021

CALLOUT 40 – Call to assist child with lower leg injury

CALLOUT 40 The second call out of the day (11/4/21) was received […]
April 11, 2021

CALLOUT 39 – Call to assist NWAS in poor weather conditions

CALLOUT 39 This morning at 09:30 saw our teams’ volunteers deployed to […]
April 8, 2021

CALLOUT 38 – Call to assist NWAS near Rochdale

CALLOUT 38 Last night (07/04/2021) shortly after 22:30, our teams’ volunteers were […]
April 3, 2021

CALLOUT 37 – Call to assist NWAS in Littleborough

CALLOUT 37 A busy start to the Easter weekend across the region […]
March 28, 2021

CALLOUT 36 – Call to assist NWAS in Wardle

CALLOUT 36 Yesterday evening (27/03/21) at around 18:30, team members once again […]
March 22, 2021

CALLOUT 35 – Call to assist with fall in Witton Park

CALLOUT 35 Yesterday evening (18:30 21/03/21) saw another callout and deployment of […]
March 20, 2021

CALLOUT 34 – Call to assist NWAS with casualty extraction

CALLOUT 34 In the early hours of this morning (20/03/21), the team […]
March 19, 2021

CALLOUT 33 – Call to assist NWAS with injured cyclist

CALLOUT 33 Around 15:30 yesterday 18/03/21 the team were called by NWAS […]

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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