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.

The Wharfedale Three Peaks Challenge

Due to uncertainty about what will happen in June when lockdown is supposed to finish entirely we have reluctantly had to make the decision to cancel this year's Wharfedale Three peaks challenge. We hope to welcome you all back in June 2022. Fundraising has been difficult over the last year. 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

    12th Apr 2021:   Rescue Beamsley Beacon
    The Team were called to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a 71 year old female who had fallen and sustained a suspected open fracture of her ankle while walking off Beamsley Beacon. Team members on scene provided casualty care and pain relief...

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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.