Welcome to Bolton Mountain Rescue Team

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary search and rescue charity and a member of Mountain Rescue England and Wales that represents 49 teams. Bolton MRT is made up entirely of volunteers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We cover an area of over 800 square kilometres extending from Darwen in the West Pennine Moors to the north to beyond Manchester Airport in the south, and from Wigan to the west to the centre of Manchester in the east.

In case of an 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 procedure in full again.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team

The chances are you will never need our services. However, since 1968, a great many have. Our callouts are diverse. For example, we help walkers, runners, bikers, climbers and even dogs that have found themselves in a precarious position. We also search for members of the public who are missing outside of urban areas, particularly those classed as vulnerable by the police.

It costs around £50,000 per year to run the team. Securing this amount of money each year is a constant challenge. We rely on the generosity of the public and other organisations who provide us with donations. Visit the donations page to learn more about how you can help raise money for the team.

On Call 24 Hours

Search & Rescue

Casulty Care

Event Support

Call Outs

#1 Winter Hill

The team were contacted in the early hours by Greater Manchester Police after a 54 year old man was reported missing after last being around the winter hill area

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Latest News

Our capabilities

We are a 100% voluntary organisation using our specialist equipment and training to support our local emergency services with missing person searches, casulty extraction and assistance in poor weather conditions.

  • Search Planning & Management
  • Specialist Casulty Care
  • Casulty Extraction
  • Technical Rope Rescue
  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • Flood Response

The areas we cover

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team cover an area of approximatley 309 square miles across Lancashire & Greater Manchester

  • Darwen
  • Wigan
  • Leigh
  • Bolton
  • Eccles
  • Greater Manchester