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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

November 28, 2021

CALLOUT 82 – Call to assist a stranded ambulance

CALLOUT 82 After the callout earlier the vehicles were sorted and team […]
November 28, 2021

CALLOUT 81 – Call to assist fallen male nr Whitworth

CALLOUT 81 This afternoon (28/11/21) at around 12:30, we were called by […]
November 23, 2021

CALLOUT 80 – Call to assist with mountain bike accident

CALLOUT 80 Around 13:30 on Monday the 22nd Nov, the team were […]
November 6, 2021

Safety Cover at Witton Park Bonfire & Firework Display

Safety Cover at Witton Park Bonfire & Firework Display So after an […]
November 6, 2021

CALLOUT 79 – Call to assist injured walker on Pendle Hill

CALLOUT 79 Around lunchtime today the team were called by both NWAS […]
October 31, 2021

CALLOUT 78 – Call to assist male near River Ribble

CALLOUT 78 Sure enough with a busy weekend involving our water team, […]
October 23, 2021

CALLOUT 77 – Call to assist NWAS

CALLOUT 77 This afternoon (~16:10 23/10/21) the team were contacted by the […]
October 19, 2021

CALLOUT 76 – Call to assist Greater Manchester Police

CALLOUT 76 Yesterday evening (18/10/21), at approximately 20:20, the team were contacted […]

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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