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

    9th Feb 2020:   Flooding Incident Pateley Bridge
    The Team were made aware of a risk to life flooding event in Pateley Bridge. Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was also in attendance. UWFRA water team was deployed. Initially forecast water peak was 4.5m which is around 0.3m above the flood defences, in...

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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.