The Rescue Ramble will take place on the hills around the team's base

The Rescue Ramble will take place on the hills around the team's base

A mountain rescue team is searching for walkers willing to hit the hills to help it fund its activities.

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team’s Rescue Ramble is a challenge route across the South Pennine hills, with options for the fit and less fit.

Entrants can choose between a 25-mile (40km), 16-mile (26km) and eight-mile (13km) route across the hills around the team’s base in Marsden, West Yorkshire.

Proceeds will go towards running costs of the volunteer team.

A team spokesperson said: “The major part of the routes will be along tracks and paths crossing fells and pastures, with some pathless sections crossing moorland.

“The routes are waymarked and a full route description will be sent prior to the walk. However, the onus for route finding is with you, the walker. All participants are expected to be able to navigate the route using their own skills.”

Walkers will need to carry spare food and drink, maps, compass, whistle, waterproof clothing and wear appropriate footwear, ideally walking boots.

The team said basic refreshments will be provided at locations along the walk and food will be available at the end.

Minimum age for the 25-mile route is 16 and all under-18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The Rescue Ramble takes place on Saturday, 12 September. More details are on the team’s website.

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