Hats on Photo Challenge
The Three Peaks Project Team is challenging you to to reach the peak of silliness by climbing your favourite hill wearing an off-the-wall hat. Steve Hastie (above) the Three Peaks Project Manager and Area Ranger has started the ball rolling taking this lovely snap at the top of Pen-y-ghent and our young rangers (below) have also taken up the challenge.
Taking part is easy...
- climb your favourite hill, it could be one of Yorkshire iconic Three Peaks
- take a selfie at the top in a hat, the sillier the better,
- share it with us on Facebook or Twitter #sillyhatselfie.
- make a donation to the Three Peaks Project
- challenge your mates to do the same.
You can download a map and guide for a circular route up each of Yorkshires Three Peaks; Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Please remember to take care when walking in the countryside our online guide will give you some tips.
So dig out your Easter bonnet, boater or beanie and help us raise money towards our work caring for Yorkshire’s beautiful Three Peaks.
Three Peaks Project
The Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside are the best known hills in the Yorkshire Dales National Park - their distinctive outlines dominate the area. Every year large numbers of people get to the top of at least one of the fells, many reach all of the summits. A significant number of people do so as part of charity fundraising events. The pressure this puts on the path network means that the National Park Authority has to employ an additional Ranger just to maintain the paths. For this reason we set up the Three Peaks Project to fund this maintenance work, and there are many ways you can help. You could purchase the Three Peaks App to help plan your trip to the hills, buy a celebratory T-shirt, become a Friend of the Three Peaks or simply give a donation to the Project. All of the money raised goes directly back into maintaining the footpaths.
If you are orgainsing a fund-raising event could you join charities such as the NSPCC and Heart Research UK by donating £1.00 per participant to the Project? If you want advice about running an event have a look at our guidance on organising large scale outdoor challenge events.
You can donate by visiting our donation page or by clicking the logo below.
Get 'Appy' in the Three Peaks!
Are we Friends?
The latest edition of the Friends of the Three Peaks newsletter is out and a season of exclusive special walks and activities are planned for Friends. How do you find out more? Simple, become a Friend of Three Peaks from as little as £10. Not only do you get access to the walks and newsletter, but your membership fee helps keep the area special and the paths in good order.
Please donate today...
Maintaining the paths in the Three Peaks costs on average £28 per metre. Could you give a little to help with this vital work?
You can donate by visiting our donation page or by clicking the logo above.
How much is it worth…?
The experience of walking the Three Peaks is something money can’t buy but how much are the Three Peaks worth to the local economy? Help us find out by completing our online survey: