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UWFRA is made up of over 60 well trained and well equipped volunteer cavers, climbers and mountaineers and is on call 365 days a year. Our membership live in the Dales or travel from as far away as Leeds or Bradford and are prepared to respond to a callout at any time of the day or night in the worst of weather conditions.

UWFRA is a registered charity. Like other mountain and cave rescue teams in the UK it receives no funding from central Government. The team is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid members of staff.


Some words of thanks from those we've helped


Latest Activity

Date: Sunday, 22 January, 2017 - 21:25

Location: Killinghall Moor

Description: The team was called by North Yorkshire Police to search for a missing woman near Harrogate. Controllers and leaders were alerted and were about to call out the full team when the Police asked the team to stand down.

Attendance: 5

Man Hours: 3

Date: Sunday, 22 January, 2017 - 15:25

Location: Guisecliffe, Pately Bridge

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to rescue a dog which had fallen 60 feet down a hole near Pateley Bridge. Team members recovered Chubbs the spaniel, who was uninjured, and returned it to grateful owners.

Attendance: 11

Man Hours: 23

Date: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 14:52

Location: Harrogate

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist in a search for a vulnerable 37 year old male. The man was found by police while members were on route, and the team was stood down.

Attendance: 11

Man Hours: 6

Date: Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 - 17:42

Location: Cow and Calf rocks, Ilkley

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured walker near the Cow and Calf rocks, Ilkley. The male casualty who had an injured lower leg was initially treated by team members, before an ambulance crew arrived and was then stretchered by the team to a waiting ambulance .

Attendance: 22

Man Hours: 48

Date: Friday, 13 January, 2017 - 13:30

Location: Riverside footpath, Pool in Wharfedale

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured walker at Pool in Wharfedale. The 71 year old male casualty was stretchered by the team to a waiting ambulance.

Attendance: 9

Man Hours: 23

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