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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

June 2, 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

May 31, 2022

CALLOUT 16 – Call the assist NWAS with medical emergency

CALLOUT 16 This morning around 6:50 am our team of volunteers received […]
May 25, 2022

We helped a true hero, Emily, who suffers from MND achieve her goal of summiting Pendle Hill

May 23, 2022

CALLOUT 15 – Call the assist NWAS with injured mountain biker

CALLOUT 15 Just as our busy weekend was coming to a close, […]
May 22, 2022

CALLOUT 14 – Call the assist NWAS and the Air Ambulance

CALLOUT 14 After over 6 weeks without being deployed, the team had […]
May 22, 2022

CALLOUT 13 – The team assists a walker on Pendle

CALLOUT 13 Yesterday afternoon (21/5/22) whilst some of our volunteers were finishing […]
May 19, 2022

CALLOUT 12 – Call to assist injured mountain biker

CALLOUT 12 The team were called out yesterday at approximately 18:30 to […]
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 […]

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: