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WALKERS INFORMATION

 

BACKGROUND

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk has been a recognised long distance route for almost a century. The distance is about 26 miles and hard work even for fit walkers. A reasonable time for completing the route is 10-12 hours. We will be following the traditional circular route which starts and finishes in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and takes in Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and then Ingleborough.

 

STARTING ARRANGEMENTS

The start time is 7.00 am (the start point will remain open until 8.00 am)

 

CHECK IN/OUT & RETIREMENT POINTS

For your safety please ensure you check in at the start, check in & out at the Ribblehead Viaduct and the Hill Inn, Chapel le Dale, and check in at the finish point. There are only two retirement points during the walk, the first at the Ribblehead Viaduct (on the B6255) and the second at the Hill Inn. Transport will be available at these points to transfer retired walkers back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

 

SAFETY

Qualified First-Aider's and an experienced "sweep team" will be in attendance. Use common sense and be safety conscious at all times. Sun cream could be useful!

 

FOOTWEAR, EQUIPMENT & MAPS

All walkers should wear suitable footwear and carry full waterproof clothing and an extra pullover/fleece jacket. It is also recommended that walkers carry a map of the area such as OS outdoor Leisure 2 Yorkshire Dales Western Area, Stiles Maps Three Peaks Footpath Map and guide or Harvey’s Super walker Yorkshire Dales 3 Peaks. A compass and a whistle for emergency use should also be included.

 

REFRESHMENTS

Walkers are responsible for their own food and drink. Ensure you have enough food and carry plenty of water especially if the weather is hot. You will be able to replenish your water bottle at Ribblehead Viaduct (Checkpoint 1) and The Hill Inn (Checkpoint 2). Tea, coffee and orange will be available at the finish.

 

CAR PARKING

Car parking is available in the field adjacent to the start/finish point. For those involved in the walk it is £2 per car.

OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

THE YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS

C H A L L E N G E

SATURDAY 24TH JUNE 2000

FULL NAME MR/MRS/MISS/MS _______________________________

ADDRESS _______________________________________________

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POSTCODE ______________________________________________

TEL NO’S: DAYTIME _________________ EVENING ______________

DATE OF BIRTH ___________________________________________

FROM WHERE DID YOU LEARN OF THIS EVENT ___________________

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OUR WALK IS A FUND – RAISING EVENT FOR

NATIONAL HEART RESEARCH FUND.

ONLY SPONSORED WALKERS ARE INVITED

TO JOIN THE WALK.

 

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO:

NATIONAL HEART RESEARCH FUND, CONCORD HOUSE, PARK LANE, LEEDS, LS3 1EQ

 

FURTHER ENTRY FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED BY RINGING ‘HEART RESEARCH’ ON

(0113) 2347474 OR FAX: (0113) 2976208