Planning and preparation prevent pretty poor performance right?Map and compass in waterproof case
Charged phone, spare battery, spare phone and or a phone charger
Water proof phone or waterproof bag
Route map with emergency exit points and plan for emergencies
Spare bad weather clothing
Spare emergency food / water
Plastic lightweight poncho
Emergency whistle
Emergency foil heat retention blanket
GPS or location device Mapping/Location app on your phone (for emergency use)
A route card left with someone
First aid kit that has a triangular bandage
Waterproof pad, pencil
Walking poles
Watch, ideally waterproof and or GPS enabled.
Spare gloves and headwear
Waterproof jacket and or trousers if the conditions dictateEnsure that you check the whole area around the route that you are going and make a note of exit and emergency routes, roads and buildings that may afford some safety in the event of emergency.


The Yorkshire 3 Peaks equipment and gear guide

Yorkshire 3 Peaks equipment Let’s start from the feet and work our way up… Feet – dry, powdered with walking foot powder (not talc as it clumps) and a pair of quality wool or merino [...]

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The Yorkshire 3 Peaks fitness plan

A guide to fitness for completing the 24.5 mile route Yes, we got carried away with the "ultimate" bit, but we every year whilst guiding on the Y3P we find hundreds of people who fail [...]

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Route card safety

  ROUTE CARD  - ESSENTIAL OR SPOILING THE "ESCAPE TO FREEDOM" FACTOR? The route card is a source of some frustration to some and an essential safety aid to others, but what exactly is a "Route [...]

Careful it’s lambing time..baaaa…

As you may or may not know you have many rights to walk in many places under the Countryside Right of Way Act. However that doesn't mean you can walk just anywhere Especially during certain time [...]

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It’s February already, how’s the exercise regime going? Training for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks course record with Kuta Outdoors????  OR…. are you injured already? It’s the biggest fear of any fitness enthusiast, new or well [...]

Your ONE essential bit of kit?

I often get asked what is THE ONE bit of kit that you can't do without on the hills... After the basics have been covered (which are, starting bottom to top) quality walking socks, boots, [...]

Avoid becoming a FOOD casualty

Imagine looking forward to walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks,  you registered well in advance and did plenty of practice walks, you were feeling fit and had all the right gear courtesy of attending one of [...]