Take the Three Peaks challenge for the York Teaching Hospital Charity

York Teaching Hospital Charity is encouraging Bridlington residents to dig out their walking boots and join them for the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge this September.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 2:00 pm
The three peaks of Pen-y-ghent (pictured), Ingleborough and Whernside are among the best known hills in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery. Photo: Bruce Rollinson

The three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside are among the best known hills in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery.

More than 30 Staff from York and Scarborough hospitals, including the Trust’s Chief Executive, are already signed up and raring to go after the most difficult year the NHS has ever seen.

The challenge is to walk the circular route, scaling each peak in turn aiming for a time less than 12 hours – a total distance of 24.5 miles.

The walk itself is fully marshalled with checkpoints along the route and everyone is briefed by a leader on the morning of the walk.

People can sign up by paying a £30 registration fee and then raise as much sponsorship as they can – a minimum of £125 if possible – or self-fund the walk with a personal donation of £79 with no need to worry about sponsorship.

Maya Liversidge, community fundraiser, said: “After a turbulent year so far, and having to cancel our event last year, we are so pleased to be able to invite people to join our Three Peaks Challenge 2021.

“We’ve had excellent feedback from previous years and I think this year people will be looking forward to the fresh air and countryside and enjoy the challenge even more!”

Go to www.york.nhs.uk/challenge or email [email protected] for more information.