Who we are

Bowland Pennine Rescue Team (BPMRT) is a 100% voluntary charity, that operates within Mountain Rescue (England & Wales) guidelines and is part of the Mid-Pennine Search & Rescue region supporting the statutory emergency services, working on behalf of Lancashire Police.

Search and Rescue Capabilities include:

Search and Rescue Planning & Management, Specialist Medical Treatment, Technical Steep Ground and Crag Rescue, Night and Adverse Weather Search & Rescue, Body Recovery, Swiftwater / Flood Rescue and Stretcher Evacuation.

What’s that in numbers?


INCIDENT 47: August 2020 - Clougha Pike

BPMRT in 2020

It costs approximately £35,000 per year just to remain operational.

This amount is raised entirely through donations from the community and local business. All donations go directly towards keeping a roof over our heads, maintaining our emergency response vehicles, purchasing essential life-saving equipment and training team member’s new skills.

We receive no direct funding from the council or government.
Thank you for helping us to help you.



Team News

  • Garstang Fundraiser - Thank you
    Team members of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were out in Garstang on the 4th September and thanks to the generosity of the Garstang community we managed ro raise a…
  • Thank you - Westgate Tyres
    Many thanks to leading retailer Westgate tyres of Morecambe who have donated 12 brand new tyres for 2 of our operational vehicles. The tyres have been fitted free of charge…
  • £328 Donation - Blackpool Trekkers Club
    A massive thank you - Blackpool Trekkers Rambling Club have kindly donated all their funds to Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team after they announced their rambling and walking club is…
  • Thank you - Hope Technology
    Many thanks to Hope Technology from Barnoldswick who have donated £5,000 to the rescue Team which will be used to replenish or renew some of our aging rope rescue equipment. …
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