Welcome

For 75 years UWFRA has been rescuing people and animals from the caves, mineshafts, fells and crags of Wharfedale, Nidderdale, Littondale and Mid-Airedale. Our rescue services remain free to all who need us, day or night and are financed entirely by fundraising events and donations.

To call a rescue team
Call 999, ask for the Police,
Ask the Police for Cave or Fell rescue,
Say where you are, give description and grid reference
Describe the problem
Stay near a phone or where your mobile works.

The Wharfedale Three Peaks Challenge
Thank you to all who took part in our annual Wharfedale Three Peaks challenge in 2023 Entries are now open for the 2024 event. Saturday 29th June. Head over to the W3P page to enter online. If you feel that you would like to donate to the team please go to the link, Support UWFRA, at the bottom of this page. Many thanks


  • Latest Incident

    11th Feb 2024:   Rescue of Cavers Easegill
    A callout came just before 4am on Sunday with a request from the Cave Rescue Organisation to assist with the search for 9 cavers who had not returned from a caving trip on Saturday afternoon. Fortunately, the cavers were located as the team were travelling...

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Wharfedale 3 Peaks

The Three and Two Peak routes are open to walkers and runners and offer spectacular views over Upper Wharfedale and surrounding Yorkshire Dales towards the well known Yorkshire Three Peaks in Ribblesdale. There are three options to choose from - all starting and ending in Kettlewell Village.

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About the Team

For 70 years the U.W.F.R.A. has been rescuing people and animals from the caves and fells around Wharfedale, Nidderdale, Littondale and Mid-Airedale.

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Support UWFRA

Please Support Us! You can make a donation online at Just Giving

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If you’re interested in joining the team, details of how to contact us can be found in the 'Become A Member' section of the website.