News and events Events Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Thank you for your interest in our Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge whether you are joining us on the walk and fundraising or just making a donation, thank you! We are grateful for you supporting our work, and being part of getting our services to the those in need. The challenge takes in Yorkshire’s three highest peaks in under 12 hours. The walk is 24.5 miles long and covers a variety of terrains. It’s demanding but also incredibly rewarding. The peaks: Pen-y-ghent: 694 metres/2277 feet, Whernside: 736 metres/2415 feet, Ingleborough: 723 metres/2372 feet Further information about the 3 peaks can be found at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/threepeaks Step 1: Register at the bottom of the page Please give us your full name for certification Step 2: Get sponsored Online Getting friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your challenge couldn’t be easier! Simply create your very own fundraising page here on our site and select which appeal within the Panacea Project you would like your fundraising efforts to go to. If you do don't have a specific appeal in mind simply select, 'Donate' and it will be distributed throughout our appeals. Follow the instructions, and you’ll have your very own fundraising page within minutes. Once you’ve created your page, all you need to do is email, text, write, blog, tweet or facebook your news to all your family, friends and colleagues and get them to sponsor you! It’s quick, easy, and 100% secure for them to support you online via your fundraising page. Tax-payers can also Gift Aid their donation at the same time, which means their donation is worth even more to us. And you can start getting sponsorship now - you don’t have to wait until the event. The traditional way So that you don’t miss out on supporters who prefer not to use the internet - there is a sponsorship form within your fundraising pack for you to use. However, collecting sponsorship money this way does mean that we can’t benefit from Gift Aid. There are two ways to send any sponsorship money collected offline to us: • Send a cheque payable to ‘Panacea Project Foundation’ for the total amount of your sponsorship to: 3 Peaks Challenge Panacea Project Foundation, 85 Great Portland Street, First Floor, London, W1W 7LT • Go to our donate page and select ‘other amount’. You can then pay in your sponsorship money through a secure online transaction, but you won’t be able to add Gift Aid. The event Check-in is at 6.30am prompt outside the in Horton-in Ribblesdale. The walk begins and ends in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and the route is fairly straightforward. The Panacea Project team will act as group leaders for the day. Participants will also be given a map of the route when they check in with us. The group will depart together, so it’s important for everyone to check-in on time. You must check-out with our team at the end of your walk. This is essential for everyone’s safety – we must count all walkers in and out. You will be given information about the check-out point on the day. Step 3: Preparation The challenge is not a race. Walk at your own pace and take time to rest. The duration of the walk will depend on your own fitness level, and most people are able to complete the challenge in 10-12 hours. Some hill walking experience is beneficial. Swimming, cycling, jogging, other regular physical activity and of course, YOGA will also help you prepare for the challenge. Do not attempt the walk if you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, chest problems or are pregnant. If you are in any doubt about your level of fitness, please contact your GP for advice. Walkers aged 17 years or under must be accompanied by an experienced adult hill walker. What to take • High energy rations like nuts, dried fruit, flapjack, and sweets. • Plenty of water and energy-drinks. • Plasters to help ward off, or look after, blisters. • Light and waterproof clothing. Thin layers of vests, t-shirts, long-sleeved tops, gloves, waterproof trousers, and a waterproof jacket are best. Do not wear jeans. • Walking boots with firm soles and ankle support. Trainers are not suitable. • Extra pairs of socks – keep them dry in plastic bags in your backpack. • Keep supplies in your backpack dry by either using a waterproof liner, or wrapping everything in plastic bags. • Anything else you need to make your walk comfortable. Try to be prepared for all types of weather – even in summer. The weather is changeable on the route, especially at the summits. • Loose change, as there is a couple of tea/snack bars on the route. • Your camera! Getting to Horton-in-Ribblesdale By train: Horton-in-Ribblesdale train station is situated on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line. Approximate journey times – Leeds: 1hr 10mins, York: 2 hrs, Manchester: 2hrs 20mins, Birmingham: 4hrs, London: 3hrs 50mins Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for local travel information By car: From the A65, take the turning for the B6479. Pass through Settle, and Horton-inRibblesdale is approximately 8 miles along this road. There is a large pay-and-display car park in the village. Accommodation: Depending on the length of your journey to Horton-in-Ribblesdale (and bearing in mind the early start) you may want to arrange accommodation for the night before the walk - and possibly for the night once you have completed the walk. Whatever you decide to do, we recommended that you book as soon as you can. Campsites near Horton: • Langcliffe Park, 3 miles north from Horton www.langcliffe.com • Knight Stainforth Park, 3 miles south from Horton www.knightstainforth.co.uk Campsites in Horton: • Holme Farm, Horton In Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, BD24 0HD Tel: 01729 860281 • Cragg Hill Farm, Horton In Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, BD24 0HW Tel: 01729 860266 No website, but reviews can be found here: www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=5557 Hotels/Inns in Horton: • The Golden Lion Hotel www.goldenlionhotel.co.uk • The Crown Hotel www.crown-hotel.co.uk Other towns within an hour’s drive from Horton are: Settle, Ingleton, Skipton and Ilkley. You may also wish to search the internet for accommodation there. Booking for this event has now closed.