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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

May 31, 2021

CALLOUT 52 – Call to assist the North West Ambulance Service

CALLOUT 52 The team received their second call out of the bank […]
May 30, 2021

CALLOUT 51 – Call to assist injured walker

CALLOUT 51 We hope everyone has been out and enjoying the amazing […]
May 24, 2021

CALLOUT 50 – Call to assist with search for missing person

CALLOUT 50 In the early hours of this morning, the team were […]
May 19, 2021

CALLOUT 49 – Call to assist North West Ambulance Service

CALLOUT 49 The team were contacted yesterday evening (18/5/21 at 18:35) by […]
May 12, 2021

CALLOUT 48 – Call to assist North West Ambulance Service

CALLOUT 48 The team was contacted this afternoon (15:35 11/05/2021) by the […]
April 29, 2021

CALLOUT 47 – Call to assist Lancashire Police

CALLOUT 47 The year continues to be a busy one for our […]
April 25, 2021

CALLOUT 46 – Call to assist NWAS

CALLOUT 46 Yesterday evening (24/4) at around 19:20 saw another callout for […]
April 24, 2021

CALLOUTS 43, 44 & 45 – A busy day for the team

CALLOUTS 43, 44 & 45 Today was a particularly busy day for […]

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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