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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

September 19, 2021

CALLOUT 70 – Call to assist Greater Manchester Police

CALLOUT 70 Today (Sunday 19/9/21) at around 14:40 the team were requested […]
September 18, 2021

CALLOUT 69 – Call to assist female injured on Pendle Hill

CALLOUT 69 yesterday the team were called out by Lancashire Police to […]
September 8, 2021

CALLOUT 68 – Call to assist NWAS with rope swing casualty

CALLOUT 68 Yesterday evening the team were called out by the North […]
August 26, 2021

CALLOUT 67 – Call to assist injured mountain biker

CALLOUT 67 Yesterday evening (25/8/21) at approximately 18:50 the team was requested […]
August 17, 2021

CALLOUT 66 – Call to assist walker near Grane Road, Haslingden

CALLOUT 66 This afternoon (16/8/21) at approximately 16:20 the team were contacted […]
August 8, 2021

CALLOUT 65 – Call to assist NWAS at Cowm Quarry

CALLOUT 65 Yesterday afternoon (13:40 7/8/21) the team were deployed to assist […]
August 2, 2021

CALLOUT 64 – Call to assist NWAS with farmer injured by bull

CALLOUT 64 At approximately 19:00 on Tuesday (27/7/21) the team were called […]
July 26, 2021

CALLOUT 63 – Call to assist NWAS with person injured in field

CALLOUT 63 Yesterday evening, or maybe we should say in the early […]

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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