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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: Sunday, 5 March, 2017 - 10:27

Location: Grass Woods, Grassington

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with a walker who had slipped in Grass Woods near Grassington. The male walker who had sustained a broken ankle, was treated by team members before being stretchered to a waiting road ambulance

Attendance: 10

Man Hours: 18

Date: Saturday, 25 February, 2017 - 12:51

Location: Great Whernside near Kettlewell

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist a family lost in bad weather conditions on Great Whernside. Whilst the team were being deployed the police contacted the family and confirmed their location was on the summit, where they were told to stay put and wait for assistance. Team members soon located the casualties and after warming them, they were escorted back to the team Land Rovers and transported back to Kettlewell.

Attendance: 9

Man Hours: 21

Date: Sunday, 19 February, 2017 - 09:05

Location: Arncliffe, Littondale

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to search for a woman who was missing from Arncliffe. Whilst the team was searching the area surrounding the village, the woman was located by police in Grassington.

Attendance: 22

Man Hours: 75

Date: Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 16:18

Location: Brimham Rocks

Description: The team was call out by North Yorkshire Police to assist a family who had lost their way in the Brimham Rocks area. Whilst speaking to the lost party, team leaders were able to use specialist software (Sarloc) to locate the family and guide them back to safety.

Attendance: 5

Man Hours: 3

Date: Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 - 15:11

Location: Bewerley, Pately Bridge

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with a male who had sustained head injuries during a chainsaw training course. The team were stood down on route

Attendance: 13

Man Hours: 9

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