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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, 19 February, 2017 - 09:05

Location: Arncliffe, Littondale

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to search for a woman who was missing from Arncliffe. Whilst the team was searching the area surrounding the village, the woman was located by police in Grassington.

Attendance: 22

Man Hours: 75

Date: Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 16:18

Location: Brimham Rocks

Description: The team was call out by North Yorkshire Police to assist a family who had lost their way in the Brimham Rocks area. Whilst speaking to the lost party, team leaders were able to use specialist software (Sarloc) to locate the family and guide them back to safety.

Attendance: 5

Man Hours: 3

Date: Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 - 15:11

Location: Bewerley, Pately Bridge

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with a male who had sustained head injuries during a chainsaw training course. The team were stood down on route

Attendance: 13

Man Hours: 9

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

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