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UWFRA Wharfedale Three Peaks ChallengeKettlewell | | BD23 5QZ
June 29 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
The Wharfedale 3 Peaks Challenge Saturday 29th June 2019
This event is the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Teams’ main fundraising event of the year.
Participants have the opportunity to take on the challenge of walking or running either three peaks Birks Fell (610m), Buckden Pike (702m) and Great Whernside (704m) or just two Buckden Pike and Great Whernside. It’s a great alternative for those who have completed the Yorkshire three peaks and want another challenge – some say that it’s even harder than the three peaks because of the terrain covered! All entry fees go to the team; those entering the three and two peaks routes receive an official finishing time, a hot meal at the finish and a commemorative t-shirt.
The event attracts over 200 walkers and runners and has a limit of 500 entries. Many team members volunteer a lot of their time to make it a success, the event is run by people who love being out in the fells and the ethos is evident to see – all funds go to supporting the mountain and cave rescue team. Also, there is a short valley walk suitable for families and people of all abilities, which also includes an official finishing time and a hot meal at the finish.
The three different courses:
Three Peaks – 22 miles – Birks Fell (610m), Buckden Pike (702m), Great Whernside (704m)
Two Peaks – 13.5 miles – Buckden Pike (702m), Great Whernside (704m)
Valley Walk – 4.5 miles – Following the Dalesway to Starbotton and returning by the Paradise Walk
All challenges start and finish in Kettlewell.
The courses are on OS map OL 30 (Yorkshire Dales Northern and Central areas). The majority of the routes are on paths and tracks with some pathless sections over the fells. All participants are expected to be able to navigate the routes using their own skills but the courses are marked with flags and tape.
For details on how to enter please visit our website for more information; http://www.uwfra.org.uk/w3p