RUNNERS, walkers and families will be heading to Kettlewell at the weekend for Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue's main fundraising event of the year.

The Wharfedale 3 Peaks Challenge on Saturday (June 29) will start and finish in Kettlewell with plenty of homemade cake at the finish line, water along the way, and parking.

Those taking part have a choice of two challenge events to run or walk, or a short family walk.

The most challenging, three peaks route is 18 miles long and takes in Birks Fell, Buckden Pike and Great Whernside. Introduced last year, the course record is two hours and 22minutes set by Ted Mason.

The two peaks 13.5 mile route taking in Buckden pike and Great Whernside, is the same as previous years. The course record is two hours, two minutes and 36 seconds set by Paul Carman in 2017.

A family walk of 4.5 miles follows a circular route along the Wharfe between Kettlewell and Starbotton.

Cost is £25 for the both peak events and £12 per adult for the family walk, children under 18 are free.

The team is also looking for event sponsorship. Find out more by searching for Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association on Facebook; or at: Enter online at: