Countryside, Holiday Courses, Mountain & Cave Rescue, Open Events, Skills for Walking

On Track Days Relaunched – its all about being safe on the hills


We have relaunched our On Track Days for 2017 and they are designed for all walkers about keeping safe in the outdoors and more importantly what to do if your day goes wrong or you come across someone else who needs help.

The day course is designed and run by YDG instructors who have more than 40 years experience in mountain rescue.

My Favorite ViewWe spend as little time as possible indoors before moving outdoors to learn some simple techniques that will help when things go wrong.

Learn some basic map and compass skills, reorienting yourself, giving an accurate grid reference, planning a walk, what kit to take etc.

Dealing with simple emergencies and how to get help without preventable delays if things are a bit more serious.

We don’t do minimum numbers but we don’t do more than 6 to an instructor, more than 6 we bring in an additional instructor.

Bring a packed lunch with you and walking kit appropriate for the weather on the day. Map and compass supplied for the day if needed.

Mid-week or Weekend meeting at The Barn Stainforth just outside of Settle

The day starts at 9.30am and we aim to finish at approximately 4.30 pm

Cost: – £65.00 per person, £120.00 two people booking and discount for groups

Get in touch if you need any additional information, we run our courses even if only one person books so you can be confident with your plans.

You can book a place on an advertised course HERE or ring us to book a date of your choice.

Mountain & Cave Rescue, Uncategorized

Help the local mountain rescue team for the Three Peaks and your favourite charity

Lots and lots of people visit our area to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks and often they are raising money for very worthwhile causes and some are just doing it for the personal challenge. Some people just come to enjoy a shorter walk or pursue another outdoor activity in this beautiful place.

Cave Rescue Organisation who are the local mountain and cave rescue team for the area, are on hand 24/7 365 days of the year to help anyone, walker, caver, climber, mountain biker or even animal in difficulties. We know the name is a bit misleading but reputably being the oldest cave rescue team in the world, as formed in 1935, it is hard to lose the name. The vast majority of our work however is above ground. In the Yorkshire Dales the three teams who cover the area all take part in rescues above and below ground and like all Mountain or Cave Rescue teams are all volunteers who have to raise the money to keep the team operational as well as complete the rescues.

Want a new challenge? How about combining supporting your favourite charity as well as supporting the local MR team who are there as a safety net whenever you go out. On Saturday 11th May 2013 CRO have organised their second Ingleborough Marathon and 12 mile Clapham Circuit. These are off road routes you may well have never done before. You can run them or walk them, its your choice. All they ask for is a minimum registration/donation of £25.00 for the Marathon or just £10.00 for the Clapham Circuit. Everyone who completes their route will get a certificate and medal. The event is marshalled and safety covered by the team members so you have that assurance when you set off.

As members of CRO and also part of the organising group we think you will really enjoy this event. Its different, still challenging and you will have the support of CRO while you help us raise money for the team. It is not too late to join us but you do need to hurry. Why not spend the weekend in the area and our site has some suggestions of local places to stay.

For more information and to enter visit the CRO Challenge site

Mountain & Cave Rescue

Want a new challenge and help the local mountain and cave rescue team?

We are helping to organise this event as we are active members of the team. For the last few years we have run our own Yorkshire Three Peaks walk but we wanted to run an event that is unique to our team. This is it and it starts in Clapham where the team is based.  Come and join us and tell your friends about it. The shorter walk is also suitable for families so make a day of it. More information and how to sign up is on the website


Flyer for CRO Challenge 2012