Welcome

For over 70 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.


  • Latest Incident

    12th Jan 2020:   Overdue Cavers Rift pot. Assist CRO
    The team were contacted by CRO to assist in an ongoing search for 4 missing cavers in the Rift pot/Large pot system. CRO had been alerted at 2200hrs Saturday night and had been searching through the night. Due to the nature of the cave cavers of a slim...

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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.