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Jane Bennett of Bennetts Funeral Directors, Brentwood & Billericay completes her challenge, The Three Peak Challenge, Yorkshire!

Whilst chatting with friends at the beginning of July I mentioned that I needed a challenge, a couple of them said they were walking the Three Peaks of Yorkshire on 26th August – that will do I thought! Umm, what did I let myself in for? It was 24.5 miles and the equivalent of Ben Nevis from sea level!

The Alzheimers Society is a charity close to my heart, I am involved with the organisation of the Brentwood Memory Walk on the 3oth September. So,what better way to show your love of Yorkshire’s beautiful landscapes and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, than walking in the Yorkshire Dales National Park? In spite of the soggy summer, this August Jane and her dedicated friends put on their hiking boots to raise money for Alzheimer’s.

Jane and the team took on the incredible three peaks challenge, attempting to scale the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a 24.5 mile round trip in under 12 hours.  Jane’s fantastic efforts have so far raised over £300 and you can donate by following this link Just Giving page.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge route starts and ends at Ribblesdale, visiting the three highest peaks in Yorkshire:

Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) in that order.  The total distance walked was 37.5km (24.5miles) completing in under 12 hours.  This was a long and demanding walk with a total climb of approx 5200ft.  The walk was over a variety of terrains, and certain sections were very boggy, but the views included some of the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.