A couple of beers later it was decided; The Yorkshire Three Peaks, twice!
During September Daniel, a couple of friends and his trusted dog, Nell undertook the challenge of walking The Yorkshire Three Peaks, twice, non stop back to back.
For those of you who are not familiar with this landscape, the Yorkshire Three Peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the Ribbledale valley in the Yorkshire Dales national Park. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent (691 metres), Whernside (728 metres) and Ingleborough (723 meters), covering a distance of 24.5 miles and in under 12 hours.
The last weekend in September was a perfect weekend for the challenge with blue skies forecast both days. During the night however the temperature dropped close to freezing and low level cloud reduced visibility, slowing progress.
Nevertheless with determination, and armed with delicious home made cakes and pasta, they completed the challenge in under 22 hours. The home cooked pie and pint (or two) in the local pub, The Golden Lion, was certainly well deserved.
Daniel raised £365.00 for the charity The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust; contributing to the important work the trust does in protecting wildlife and enhancing natural habits throughout Yorkshire, ‘Gods own country’.