The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation is running a sponsored walk on May 12 to repair the damage to its funding with the cancellation of Broughton Game Show The CRO Challenge 2012 will include two options, a family friendly 12-mile moderately low level circuit out from Clapham or a marathon 26-mile circuit and ascent of Ingleborough. Both routes are open to either runners or walkers.

What makes the event special is that landowners have given permission for the routes to pass over normally restricted land. Participants will, therefore, see parts of the Dales not normally open to the public.

“All in all, this will make for most pleasant and scenic routes,” said a CRO spokesman.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was formed in 1935 and is responsible for both surface and underground rescues in the Three Peaks areas of the Yorkshire Dales.

Rescue, however, does not come cheap.

The organisation recently purchased a Land Rover Ambulance equipped with the latest facilities, for just over £60,000, and this from an organisation that relies totally on public support to fund its activities.

People wishing to take part in the challenge can log onto where they will find details and instructions on how to take part.