Walkers conquer Three Peaks

The group of walkers before setting off.
The group of walkers before setting off.

A GROUP of walkers have conquered three of Yorkshire’s highest peaks to raise thousands for Rotherham Hospice.

The 19 hikers – from Wath, Swinton and Mexborough – took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge... and ALL managed to finish it within 12 hours.

The group had to tackle a route that led them over Pen-y-Ghent (2,276ft), Whernside (2,415ft) and Ingleborough (2,372ft).

Money raised is still being collected, but they estimate the total will will reach around £2,000.

Organiser Mark Perry said: “It was quite difficult but we all managed to finish and we had a good drink at the end of it!”.

Another walker, Alex Brearley, added: “I think it was more difficult than we thought it would be, but we all managed to finish it in varying times.

“Some of the group had been out training walking 12 and 13 miles at a time in Derbyshire, but some of us also just tried to do it on a first attempt.”

He added: “It was a great feeling to get to the finishing point and it was all for a terrific cause”.