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Three Peaks Challenge

We are holding the annual 3 Peaks Challenge event of 2019, this will take place on the Weekend of 7th to 9th June 2019 and we are challenging Rotherham Explorer Scouts to complete the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire.

The challenge is a 23 mile circular walk. The Three Peaks of Yorkshire starts and finishes at Horton-in-Ribblesdale at the Pen-y-ghent cafe, visiting the three highest peaks in Yorkshire - Pen-y-ghent (691m), Whernside (728m), and Ingleborough (723m) - in that order. The total distance may vary slightly, as there are a few route options, but for most the walk will be less than 25 miles, visiting Ribblehead and Chapel-Le-Dale along the way. 

Although walkers will often not be too far from civilisation, this long walk is still demanding, and is a very popular walk with walkers in the summer months. Map and compass skills will be required in the group, especially when navigating over the Moss and on the summits if visibility is poor. The total climb is some 5,200 feet, and the footpaths can be very wet and boggy in some places if the weather has been inclement in the days up to the event, and rugged and rocky in others, some sections are on country roads, generally a challenge with all walking surfaces encountered.

The event consists of Hill Walking, Map Reading and Fun and Blisters. All staff operating this event will hold the relevant Hill Walking Activities Permit.

The total cost of the event is £30.00 for the weekend, reduced due to the fundraising achieved last year. The cost includes, Camp Fees and Transport to and from the event, Explorers will be required to provide their own food for this event. Saturday night we normally book a meal in a local restaurant to celebrate the success and challenges of the day’s events so additional money will be required for this (optional).

Nights Away Information Form 3 Peaks Challenge 2019[8256]
Nights Away Information Form 3 Peaks Challenge 2019[8256]
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