Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association would like to thank all those who supported the team by participating in this years’ Wharfedale Three Peaks Challenge Event and also thank those who made additional donations. We have received very positive feedback and hope you all had an enjoyable day.


A Few Things We Do Cave Rescue. Surface Rescue. Animal Rescue.

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

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Date: Saturday, 20 January, 2018 - 04:14

Location: Remote farm near Threshfield

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a patient at a remote farm near Threshfield. Due to the snow conditions, the YAS ambulance crew were unable to reach the farm in their ambulance. A team landrover was despatched to the farm, where the YAS crew determined that the casualty did not need evacuating. The YAS crew were transported to their vehicle and escorted to the main road.

Attendance: 3

Man Hours: 3

Date: Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 - 09:59

Location: Near Pateley Bridge

Description: The team was called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to assist with a 70 year old, injured woman on a footpath near Pateley Bridge. The casualty, who had injured her hip, was treated by YAS personnel before being stretchered by the team to a waiting road ambulance.

Attendance: 8

Man Hours: 14

Date: Monday, 15 January, 2018 - 16:13

Location: South Skipton

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a woman who was reported missing from the Burnside area of Skipton. The team, assisted by search dogs, searched fields and water courses to the south of Skipton, but without success.

Attendance: 35

Man Hours: 247

Date: Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 20:36

Location: Starbeck near Harrogate

Description: The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to search for a vulnerable woman who was missing near Harrogate. Using Sarloc to narrow down the search area, the casualty was located by team members near railway lines. She was then escorted on foot back to a NYP vehicle and taken to hospital.

Attendance: 17

Man Hours: 75

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