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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: Thursday, 28 July, 2016 - 11:30

Location: Brimham Rocks

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 16 yr old male who had fallen at Brimham Rocks. Fortunately the casualty was able to walk to a waiting ambulance and the team was stood down on route.

Attendance: 9

Man Hours: 9

Date: Tuesday, 26 July, 2016 - 16:00

Location: Cow and Calf rocks, Ilkley

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured 13 yr old boy who had fallen 4-5 metres at the Cow and Calf rocks Ilkley. The casualty was treated by YAS medics for back and neck injuries, before team members assisted in carrying the casualty to a waiting road ambulance.

Attendance: 13

Man Hours: 13

Date: Saturday, 23 July, 2016 - 18:45

Location: Strawberry hill, Bewerley

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a 10 yr old boy who had fallen off his motorbike during a trial riding competition. The boy who had a suspected broken femur was treated by ambulance medics before the team loaded him onto a stretcher and carried him to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Attendance: 12

Man Hours: 20

Date: Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 18:30

Location: Kilnsey, Upper Wharfedale

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to search for a 4 yr old boy from Kilnsey who had gone missing. Fortunately the child was quickly found by police and the team was stood down on route.

Attendance: 19

Man Hours: 11

Date: Thursday, 21 July, 2016 - 18:40

Location: Whitcliffe Rd, Ripon

Description: The team was called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured mountain biker in the Old Spinney woods area of Whitcliffe Rd, Ripon, The team was stood down on route as the ambulance crew were able to deal with situation without our assistance.

Attendance: 8

Man Hours: 6

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