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
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 www.cro.org.uk/challenge