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
Thank you to all who took part in our annual Wharfedale Three Peaks challenge on June 25th. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Fundraising has been difficult over the Covid period. 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 Aug 2022:   Female fallen at stepping stones Bolton Abbey
    The team were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 39 year old lady who had fallen at the stepping stones at Bolton Abbey.
    The lady had seriously hurt her elbow and was in a lot of pain so it was requested that the team extract...

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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.