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

  • 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. …
  • GP Batteries - Thank you
    A massive thank you to our partner GP Batteries who once again have donated a number of AAA and AA batteries. GP Batteries have supported Bowland Pennine MRT for many…
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