3PeAksRun Supported Charities

A little bit more about the incredible work of the inspiring volunteers who give their time and skills to help people in need, save lives and protect our beautiful outdoor places for us all to experience and enjoy.

 

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Fix the Fells

Protecting the spectacular Lakeland fells through maintaining and improving paths, reducing erosion, helping to protect local ecology and heritage and improving water quality. Find out more about their great work and how you could get involved here . Remember to come back to this site to help out with a donation

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Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team 

The LMRT are one of the UK’s busiest mountain rescue team attending around 90 callouts a year, the majority on Ben Nevis itself. The team are all unpaid volunteers who sacrifice their time and safety to help others. Find out more about their incredible commitment here . Remember to come back to this site to help out with a donation

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Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

The team of 40 fell going volunteers and several base operators have been assisting people in the western fells of the Lake District, including on England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, for almost 50 years. Their mission is to save life and alleviate distress in hostile and mountainous areas. You can find out more on their website here. Remember to come back to this site to help out with a donation

 

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Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO), or Sefydliad Achub Mynydd Dyffryn Ogwen as they are known in the native Welsh language (easy for them to say!) is a voluntary mountain rescue team responding to incidents in the northern Snowdonia region. Another busy team, they are on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are very proud of the voluntary tradition of the mountain search and rescue service. Team members are all mountaineers with vast local knowledge and first aid training. Have a look at their great work hereRemember to come back to this site to help out with a donation

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SARDA

Search and Rescue dogs are employed in a wide range of scenarios to locate missing people, in the mountains, moors, countryside, towns and villages as well as on collapsed buildings or in water. With their amazing sense of smell, speed and agility these remarkable dogs can typically do the work of 20 foot searchers and many more in poor conditions or at night. Find out more about them here . Remember to come back to this site to help out with a donation

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Be Outdoors Savvy

These super helpful websites have a ton of free info and advice on enjoying the outdoors with confidence. With free downloads and social connections, plus how to get involved to protect your own great outdoors these are some top resources. If you are planning your own 3 Peaks Challenge or outdoors fund raising event there is also a lot of help here to organise it safely and responsibly……good luck and #getoutdoors

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A fantastic wealth of information on this great site whose aim is to provide a free resource for people to learn and be more fully prepared for their outdoors adventures in the hills and mountains of the UK. Advice on everything from how to best pack your rucksack, great lunch treats, or how to safely move on challenging terrain and avoid common hazards. Check it out here

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Walkhighlands is the busiest outdoors website in Scotland. Their mission is to encourage the enjoyment of walking through being the best information resource and social network for walking in Scotland They are a great source for info on routes, with downloads, podcasts and advice on safety, skills and navigation. It is also a great social forum to log and share experiences. You can explore the site here

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An essential portal for all hill goers from novice walkers to experienced mountain goers. Detailed, relevant and up to date forecasting for specific upland areas. Get the latest forecasts here

20170501_153107-200x66Three Peaks Partnership

The three peaks partnership exists to protect the stunning landscapes that are home to the three highest mountains in England, Scotland  and Wales. Made up of organisations and charities that manage these regions they aim to provide the help and assistance needed to ensure those undertaking the National 3 Peaks Challenge can do so in a way that means these iconic mountains can be enjoyed for years to come. But they are also an invaluable source of information for any walkers visiting the regions. Find out more about these beautiful places here

threepeakspartnersmallThe Real 3 Peaks Challenge

This great well supported project, the brainchild of popular mountain guide Richard Pyne aims to educate visitors on the importance of maintaining mountain and upland environments. Every year volunteer teams trek to the tops of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on the same day to remove as much discarded litter as possible from the summits and hiking paths. Removing well over 500kg from the peaks last year they made front page news by discovering a sex toy on top of the mountain! Other unusual finds include a pair of boots, a handbag, a porcelain toilet, several garden gnomes and an ornamental bench! Check out their Facebook page where you can also sign up to join the 5th annual event this year on October 7th here

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The BMC

The BMC is a representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers. They are a phenomenal resource for all things hill-going as well as producing some incredible and inspiring outdoor films that can be viewed via their website and they work very hard to protect our beautiful upland and mountain environments. The BMC produces a number of good practice Green Guides which give a wide range of super useful info on topics from how to minimise your impact in the hills, staying safe or how to spot rare species. The guides are free and can be downloaded, click on the cover photos below to see them at the BMC along with a rucksack load of other info!

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New to the outdoors or planning your own adventure challenge? Some great advice in these downloadable guides.

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3PeAksRun

So , here it is….A route linking the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales that covers 505 miles through Britain with 33,500 feet of uphill stuff (thats 808 km and nearly 11,000m to anyone under 30) and following 22 established great long distance footpaths, local trails or cycle routes to form what I think will be an epic trail run. My mission is simply to celebrate the very best of the Great British Outdoors, raising some money and awareness for the fantastic folk who work tirelessly to preserve these places, those who give their time to save lives and those who share their knowledge and skills to help others get the most out of their own outdoor adventures and maybe hug some rescue dogs……..oh , and to eat a lot of flapjack along the way….

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