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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

March 26, 2022

CALLOUT 11 – Call to assist patient on Pendle Hill

CALLOUT 11 This morning (26/3/22) at 11:30 am the team was contacted […]
March 25, 2022

The Dark Dash 2022 Results & Photos

Dark Dash 2022 Results A huge well done, and thank you to […]
March 23, 2022

CALLOUT 10 – Call to assist NWAS

CALLOUT 10 Yesterday evening, at just after 10 pm, we was contacted […]
March 20, 2022

CALLOUT 09 – Call to assist Lancashire Fire & Rescue

CALLOUT 09 Yesterday evening (Sat 19/3/22) just after 4 pm, the team […]
March 17, 2022

A huge thanks to P3 Computer Services

March 5, 2022

CALLOUT 08 – Call to assist hypothermic teenager on Pendle Hill

CALLOUT 08 At approximately 12:35 the team were called out to a […]
February 22, 2022

CALLOUT 07 – Call to assist stranded sheep near Littleborough

CALLOUT 07 At around 07:30 today (22/02/2022), the team was contacted to […]
February 20, 2022

CALLOUT 06 – Call to assist injured walker near Earby

CALLOUT 06 Around 14:26 yesterday the team were called out the female […]

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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