Top Tips for your Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

1. Stay in Horton-In-Ribblesdale before and after your challenge. You can camp, stay in a bunkhouse, B&B or guest house very close to the start and finish. As you will have a very early start, and perhaps a late finish, and will probably want to enjoy a drink or two when you finish - then make a weekend of it..!

2. Get an early start. Check when first light should arrive, and aim to be walking as the sun rises..!

3. Carry a head torch. The last thing you need is pressure on you to finish before it starts going dark. And at around a fiver from Tesco etc., it's not going to break the bank.

4. Carry a map and compass. May seem obvious, but this route is not waymarked, and other walkers you follow may be walking the Pennine Way, that's possibly a 200 mile diversion..! Go4AWalk sell a downloadable map and route description for a few pounds if you don't fancy an OS map.

5. Carry spare socks and some footcare items, such as talc, balm, compeed blister pads. Blisters can be caused by friction, wet socks can cause friction, and crossing the moss can cause wet feet and socks. A simple blister can end your challenge.