Rescue Ramble 2013 – 23 miles is not a ramble!

As part of the team’s fundraising efforts for a new Headquarters, Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team held their first ever ‘Rescue Ramble’ on Saturday. Over 80 participants came along to the walk, billed as a challenge event.

With three distances – 8,16 and 23 miles – circling Holmfirth, the walk was anything but a ramble.

Starting at Armitage Bridge the route headed up to Castle Hill,

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then across the tops through Thurstonland and Hepworth, occasionally skirting off on to the Kirklees Way (as a better footpath in sections)DSCF4957

towards Yateholme and the Digley Reservoirs, before heading back through Upperthong, Netherthong and Honley.

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Knowing that the route didn’t head onto the moorland in the team’s area, I assumed that once up at Castle Hill it would be little ups and downs around the valley. Idiot. The 23 mile route was certainly a challenge in order to complete in under 9 hours, as it dropped into valleys only to rise back out again. 1125m ascended in total over the day.

So, I don’t care if I’m part of the team, I deserved the badge! If you fancy the challenge, the Rescue Ramble is to be an annual event.

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2 thoughts on “Rescue Ramble 2013 – 23 miles is not a ramble!

  1. I would have done this (certainly 16 but was aiming for the 23 miles) but then realised I was in London on the same weekend. A couple of friends took part and enjoyed the day – if that’s the right word 😉 .. I’ll look out for it next year.

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