The new bus stop on the flanks of Ingleborough at Sulber crossroads. Photo: CRO

The new bus stop on the flanks of Ingleborough at Sulber crossroads. Photo: CRO

Walkers who can’t quite go the distance on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge walk will be able to take advantage of a new service.

An evening bus is being introduced from Sulber crossroads on the descent from Ingleborough.

The site lies on the final leg of the 39km (24-mile) route for challenge walkers, between Ingleborough and Horton in Ribblesdale.

The bus will run from Sunday 1 April from Sulber Nick to the village.

The service has been introduced at the bidding of the Cave Rescue Organisation, which is frequently called out to Sulber to aid walkers who are suffering after summiting the three peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

The volunteer rescue team, which goes to the aid of those in difficulties both below and above ground in the western area of the Yorkshire Dales, has identified Sulber, where two major rights of way cross each other, as one of its problem spots. Hence the introduction of the evening transport for weary walkers.

Details can be seen on page two of the CRO’s annual incident report in a piece headed ‘Avoiding avoidable callouts’. The publication is available from shops in the area and from team supporters.

Would-be users of the bus service are advised to acquaint themselves fully with the details of the 1 April innovation before relying on it during the challenge walk.

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