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UWFRA is made up of over 60 well trained and well equipped volunteer cavers, climbers and mountaineers and is on call 365 days a year. Our membership live in the Dales or travel from as far away as Leeds or Bradford and are prepared to respond to a callout at any time of the day or night in the worst of weather conditions.

UWFRA is a registered charity. Like other mountain and cave rescue teams in the UK it receives no funding from central Government. The team is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid members of staff.


Some words of thanks from those we've helped


Latest Activity

Date: Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 16:50

Location: Skipton woods

Description: Team was called by Yorkshire Ambulance service to assist with a 71 year old woman who had collapsed in Skipton Woods. The casualty was stretchered to a waiting road ambulance

Attendance: 19

Man Hours: 28

Date: Sunday, 28 August, 2016 - 14:30

Location: Guisecliffe, Pateley Bridge

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to rescue a dog which had fallen 10 meters down a hole near Pateley Bridge. Millie the spaniel was uninjured and returned to it's grateful owners ready to continue their walk.

Attendance: 7

Man Hours: 22

Date: Sunday, 28 August, 2016 - 14:30

Location: Guisecliffe, Pateley Bridge

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to rescue a dog which had fallen 10 meters down a hole near Pately Bridge. Millie the spaniel was uninjured and returned to it's grateful owners ready to continue their walk.

Attendance: 7

Man Hours: 22

Date: Sunday, 28 August, 2016 - 02:08

Location: Easegill Caverns, Cumbria

Description: The team was put on standby by the Cave Rescue Organisation who were searching for 3 cavers lost in the Easgill caverns system. The team was stood down after the cavers were safely found.

Attendance: 0

Man Hours: 0

Date: Sunday, 21 August, 2016 - 12:30

Location: Dowkerbottom Cave, Littondale.

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to investigate the report of a body in a sump in Dowkerbottom Cave. A small team was despatched to the cave and discovered that the report was a false alarm.

Attendance: 7

Man Hours: 10

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