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

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association is monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak closely. The event is still three months away and the situation may be different by then. So, at this stage we are still hoping to stage our event as usual. We are constantly reviewing the situation and will keep you informed of any changes. Currently we have suspended further entries to the event.

Meanwhile, look after yourselves and follow public health advice. At this time, we still hope to see you in June.


  • Latest Incident

    20th Mar 2020:   Assist Ambulance Service with a female who had fallen down an embankment Follifoot Harrogate.
    Call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with female fallen down embankment who had sustained a leg injury. Team members arrived on scene and while waiting for the team vehicles to arrive the crew managed to extract the casualty.

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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.