Climb the Yorkshire Three Peaks for Martin House
Picture: Walkers taking part in last year’s Martin House Yorkshire Three Peaks.
Scale the heights of the dales this summer when Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People holds its Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge this summer.
Martin House is inviting people from across the region to sign up to the challenge, which takes place on Saturday 15th June.
The 24-mile route takes in Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent and takes 10-12 hours to complete and a team of experienced mountain guides will be on hand to support walkers.
Sara Cracknell, events fundraiser at Martin House, said: “The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a fantastic challenge for work colleagues, friends or family to take on, as you get to enjoy some of Yorkshire’s most breath-taking scenery, while raising vital funds for Martin House.
“It costs us £8 million a year to support families, so every penny raised makes a huge difference. Coming to Martin House offers a break to families, a chance to spend time together and enjoy activities which help them to make precious memories.”
Martin House cares for children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across West, North and East Yorkshire, at its hospice, in hospitals and in their own homes. It also supports the whole family, including providing bereavement support.
Entry to the Yorkshire Three Peaks costs £30 and walkers are asked to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship. There are places for up to 200 walkers, who must be aged 18 or over.
The walk starts at 7am, and is self-led, with guides along the route to make sure people stay on track. There are also three stop stations, offering drinks and refreshments to walkers on the way.
Martin House is working with KUTA Outdoor and walkers who register for the event can take part in up to three of its practice walks as part of their training for the Yorkshire Three Peaks.
The Leeds branch of GO Outdoors is also holding a special VIP event on Wednesday 3rd April for everyone who signs up to the walk, which includes special discounts, while KUTA Outdoor staff will be on hand to answer questions and advise on the right walking gear participants might need.