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Hike the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Free - for Care Experienced People

Join a TeamBecky Goodall

Under The Sky Events is a national organisation offering fully funded opportunities in the outdoors to care experienced adults to transform their lives. Under the Sky Events empowers care experienced people to create personal and social change through real and meaningful experiences in a natural environment.
We want to help adults from all walks of life to try something new that may be just what they need to change their perspective in life.

They are offering care experienced adults the chance to hike the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for free. For more details, and to apply, visit their website. You can also find details of the planned itinerary below…

Hike the ‘Big 3’ peaks of Yorkshire with Dr Ken Hames MBE of BBC ‘Beyond Boundaries’.
You will travel, by foot across some of the most picturesque and breathtaking countryside in UK. We will be based in Sedbergh a small farming community in the Western Dales and from there we will conduct our six day programme.
We will make your journey here as exciting, challenging and informative as we can. We will also keep you safe and keep you fed and watered.


Sun 7 July - Arrive Sedbergh about 1600 and settle into the accommodation which will be a ‘bunkhouse’ as it’s known locally. We hope you have enough energy to help us with the cooking for dinner at about 07.30. After dinner Ken will be giving you a briefing.

Mon 8 July - After breakfast we will go on the first of our acclimatization walks up to the ‘Calf’ on the Howgyll Fells. This is an ascent of about 1,500 feet and a distance of about 15 Km or 9.5 miles. On return we visit a working farm and meet the famous ‘Shepherdess’, Alison O’Neill.

Tues 9 July - We travel to rugged scenery of Kings Dale where we practice our navigation and survival skills. In the afternoon we become farmers for a day on ‘Brian Capstick’s’ farm trying out feeding all the different animals and some dry stone walling!!

Wed 10 July - The first of the three peaks. Great Whernside 736 metres above sea level - 20 km round trip from Blake Rigg a good starting point to attempt he highest of the 3 peaks but the easiest comparatively. Ken takes you over some interesting ground telling your stories about the infamous ‘Bull Pot’.

Thurs 11 July - Pen y Ghent - 20km round trip. 694 metres above sea level. From Horton in Ribblesdale. This is a long day over some demanding terrain. Ken tells stories about the labyrinth of flooded underground passages below your feet.

Friday 12 July - Ingleborough - 723 metres 20km from Clapham round trip. The hardest of the three peaks but the most rewarding - the journey takes us past some of the most famous caves in the world including the infamous Gaping Gyll literally a hole in the mountainside where you can peer down a 450 foot sink hole!!

Then its home for tea, medals and a small party to celebrate your success.

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