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Minutes HBWA 27th November 2017

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue celebrates 5th Year of three peaks challenge

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association are celebrating their fifth year of their annual Wharfedale 3 Peaks Challenge, which takes place on Saturday 30th June 2018.

There are three walks, which all start and end in the beautiful village of Kettlewell. The biggest challenge is to scale the three peaks of Birks Fell, Buckden Pike and Great Whernside, which is 22 miles long with 1446m (4744 ft) of ascent.The second walk ascends Buckden Pike and Great Whernside (13.5 miles) and for those looking for a more leisurely stroll there is the stunning Paradise Valley Walk (4.5 miles).The rescue team will be supporting the event to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe day. All proceeds raised go directly to the running of the team, which costs £50,000 per year.Free parking and a hot meal at the end of your walk are included in the fee. Details can be found at: registration and information is available via:


Bridestones photo

New Postcard

This is the image on our new postcard. 5,000 have been printed and are being distributed around walking shops for them to send out with their internet orders. Hopefully this will encourage walkers to come to this fantastic walking area



Tenth anniversary Walkers are Welcome national conference comes to the Valley in October

The Walkers are welcome initiative started in Hebden bridge and now has over 100 towns signed up. The three walkers are welcome groups and friends are organising the conference.

Canal towpath re-open The Canal and River Trust are working hard to repair the flood damage to the canal towpath,and the route from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge is now open again.

  • MS Yorkshire three peaks challenge are organising a Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Sunday the 26th of June and we are looking for walking groups join us. Many MS sufferers who volunteer with us are from Yorkshire and we thought this would be a wonderful way for others to get involved and show their support. This link shows you ...
  • Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Boundary Walk Sunday 12th June. This years Boundary walk is in aid of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team who are celebrating their 50th Birthday.  The full walk is 21 miles through some spectacular countryside. Teen Team Challenge For this year only, there is a chance for teams of six young persons from school year 9 through to the age of 21 ...
  • Update for Jan/Feb 2016 The Valley Life walking columns which started in the Autumn have been well received with text and images coming in on time. there is a plan for up to the summer when we will review whether the column continues. Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre was flooded out on Boxing day. Thanks to the pop up stall we ...
  • Walkers are Welcome AGM Shropshire 8th November 2015 Thirty eight people representing 22 towns. Many had a similar structure to Hebden Bridge Walkers Action, a group of committed volunteers, with an e mail list of interested people. Some had a representative of the local council on their committee. There seemed to be limited involvement from the local council tourism department. However there are now 117 towns ...
  • New Pennine Way loop launched The Pennine Way was launched on April 24th 1965 so it is 50 years old this year. In 1965, Tom Stephenson, the route designer could not see any point in people coming though Hebden Bridge, because there were little of no facilities for walkers. Proposals were also afoot to pull down Heptonstall Clearly the situation has ...

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