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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 22, 2021

CALLOUT 35 – Call to assist with fall in Witton Pak

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 […]
March 14, 2021

CALLOUT 32 – Call to assist NWAS with casualty

CALLOUT 32 After a brief pause in callouts for the team this […]
March 14, 2021

CALLOUT 31 – Call to assist casualty found by Police

CALLOUT 31 The team were contacted yesterday evening at around 21:30 (13/03/2021) […]
February 19, 2021

CALLOUT 30 – Call to assist with lower leg injury

CALLOUT 30 Today (19/2/21) at around 15:00 the team were contacted by […]
February 12, 2021

CALLOUTS 28 & 29 – Assisting NWAS with patient transfers

CALLOUTS 28 & 29 Once more the team have been deployed twice […]
February 11, 2021

CALLOUTS 26 & 27 – Assisting NWAS in poor weather conditions

CALLOUTS 26 & 27 As the cold start to the year continues, […]

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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