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

Regrettably we have to announce that our main fundraising event based in Kettlewell , The Wharfedale Three Peaks Challenge, has had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. I am sorry that we will not be able to welcome you for tea, coffee and cake at the Grassington Dickensian festival either as this has had to be cancelled. We hope to welcome you back next 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

    22nd Nov 2020:   Injured female. Ilkley Moor
    We were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 36 year old female, who had slipped in the mud on Ilkley moor and sustained an ankle injury, Team members were first on scene and gave first aid by splinting the leg and administering...

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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.