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.



  • Incident #007/2021
    2021-01-17 at Plover Scar
    #CALLOUT On Sunday 17th January 2021 mid-afternoon, whilst walking with her family a 71 Year Old…
  • Incident #Alert - SB002/2021
    2021-01-10 at Chorley, Lancashire
    #ALERT On Sunday morning early doors 10th January 2021 at 01:30hrs the North West Ambulance…
  • Incident #Alert - SB001/2021
    2021-01-08 at Lancashire
    #ALERT On Friday 8th January 2021 at 09:25hrs the North West Ambulance Service asked the…
  • Incident #006/2021
    2021-01-07 at Coppull
    #CALLOUT On Thursday 7th January 2021 late afternoon we were requested by the North West…

Team News

  • New Year Honours - BEM Awarded to Team Member
    Congratulations to Team member Kevin Hindle who has been awarded a BEM for services to Bowland Pennine MRT in this years New Year honours list. Kevin, a Team member for…
  • Congratulations Search Dog Bill
    Congratulations to our Trainee search dog 'Bill', who received his official Mountain Rescue Search Dog England (MRSDE) Trainee dog tag this week, well done Trainee Search dog Bill, and we…
  • Stuart Davidson Receives 35 Year Service Award
    Congratulations to Stuart Davidson in receiving his 35 year service award. Stuart, who has been an operational team member and supports our Smelt Mill base over the years is still…
  • John Houghton 45 Year Service Award
    Congratulations to John Houghton in receiving his 45 year service award. John, who has supported our Smelt Mill base over the years is still a regular attendee and can be…
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