A NEW code of conduct has been agreed for walkers undertaking the popular Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has published the code this week, and it includes extensive information and 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 heed the advice contained in the rest of the document," said a YDNPA spokesperson.

The group runs several Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge events each year which are open to all and participants can optionally raise money for any charity without a minimum fundraising obligation.

On Open dates, bookings are welcome for individuals and groups of any size.

The challenge is normally undertaken in groups of around 10, each with a mountain leader acting as guide and navigator, though walkers are free to filter up or down amongst the groups to suit their own pace.

On each of the set dates, the Challenges begin soon after 6.30am in Chapel le Dale, where free parking is available in the field or by the road, and participants then walk the route anti-clockwise, tackling Ingleborough first, then Pen-y-Ghent and finally Whernside before finishing at the same place in Chapel le Dale.

The cost is £70 per person which includes a £14 deposit to secure places and further information can be obtained at the following website https://www.threepeakschallenge.uk/yorkshire-three-peaks-challenge/yorkshire-three-peaks-challenge-2019

You can access the new code of conduct via the following link.