Guidelines for Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walkers and Organisers

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has agreed a new Code of Conduct for walkers undertaking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, with advice for walkers and event organisers. As the team who respond to the many calls we receive from participants on the Y3P, we strongly urge all event organisers to make sure that they pass the information on the first page to those taking part in their event, and…

INCIDENT 5/2024 FEB. 16TH FRI. (same day) 17.47 HRS. CLAPHAM BOTTOMS, CLAPHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

North Yorkshire Police were called by two walkers (m,27; f,27) who said they were lost in low cloud and rain after following a published walk on Ingleborough. As they were in a poor reception area, the usual telephone location systems were ineffective. However, the caller had mentioned walking past ‘a tanker’, which the team’s local knowledge suggested was the bowser (for watering stock) in the Clapham Bottoms area. With other…

ALERT only. FEB 16th FRI. 13.14 hrs. LIMESTONE OUTCROP ABOVE BANKS LANE, SETTLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE. ALERT No 1 OF 2024

A visitor (f, 12) was reported to have ‘climbed a high rock’, had frozen and was scared. Her mother calmed her and talked her down to safety. Apart from phone calls, no action required of CRO. Volunteer hours: 1/2

INCIDENT 4/2024 FEB. 10TH SAT. 2350 HRS. COUNTY POT, LECK FELL, KIRKBY LONSDALE, CUMBRIA, CAVING INCIDENT

The team were called out at 23.50 hrs on Saturday evening by Cumbria Police for an overdue party of nine cavers (7f and 2m – 19 to 22 years) in County Pot, a popular entrance into the Ease Gill system. Two underground teams were deployed to carry out a hasty search of the route that had been given. They were supported by surface personnel who set up a communication relay.…

INCIDENT 3/2024 FEB. 4TH SUN. 17.58 HRS. PEN-Y-GHENT, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

North Yorkshire Police asked the team to assist two walkers (m,20s) who were stuck on the steep and rocky south shoulder of Pen-y-ghent.  Two other members of their party (m,f,20s) had gone up to assist them, but the group was unable to move due to high winds and poor visibility.  Team members, struggling to stay on their feet in the wind, located the group at the edge of the summit…