What we're about

FITNESS ADVENTURES MIDLANDS is for those who enjoy the great outdoors ...

... but, above all, for those who embrace fellowship and fun in the company of like minded people ...

... creating great value innovative and bespoke adventures; at home and abroad.

At FITNESS ADVENTURES MIDLANDS, there will be something for everyone, ranging from country walks, to weekends away, to adventure activities. Since the Group formed in March 2017, we have canoed, climbed, cycled, hiked, scrambled, run, swum, walked ... and, drunk; of course.

We hope the Group can become a platform where you can meet others who might encourage you to pursue that elusive personal goal; maybe to achieve something on that "bucket list" that requires other, like-minded people. Obviously, the success and longevity of the Group depends upon members embracing the adventures; please become an active member of the Group; we would love to hear from you with your ideas for developing the Group.

Some of our programmes may well be challenging but all should be within reach of those with an average level of fitness; fellowship and fun is at the centre of all we do.

The Group is about personal well-being; about being comfortable, healthy and happy; embracing the outdoors. Whilst fitness may well be a core value, we are absolutely not a Group of fitness fanatics. Please do not be put off from joining our activities with the "excuse" that you are not fit enough; we hope you will join us, try new activities, visit new places and make new friends.

Our goal is to create programmes where you can improve your fitness in a fun an friendly environment. Our trips will often utilise either expert local guides or specialist instructors in their field; when travelling abroad, this will allow us to explore with local people gaining an insight into the customs, culture and traditions of that country, visiting places "off the beaten track" and away from the more usual attractions.

FITNESS ADVENTURES MIDLANDS is about fellowship and fun, encouraging each other to develop our fitness, explore new places and enhance personal well-being. We look forward to welcoming you to our Group.

TERMS AND DISCLAIMER

In becoming a member of Fitness Adventures Midlands (“the Group”), you agree and acknowledge that the Group, the Group organiser(s) or any host of the Group’s events or activities (be they other members of the Group or guest hosts), either individually or collectively, do not have a legal duty of care to Group members and/or guests of the Group and that the Group organiser(s), including event hosts accept no liability for any accident howsoever caused occurring from, or for any injuries or loss arising out of, participation in any organised events or Group activities, including any travel to and from events.

The purpose of the Group is to arrange social activities for the members of Fitness Adventures Midlands (“the Group”). Members of the Group and any guests participate in events entirely at their own risk. It is not the responsibility of the Group's organising team or event hosts to check the suitability of individuals to take part in any event; it is the specific and sole responsibility of the individual participating in any Group event to ensure that they are in a fit medical state to do so. Further, it is not the responsibility of the Group’s organiser(s) or event hosts for the actions of any individual Group member or their/any guest.

Group members are expected to be respectful towards others, be they Group members or members of the public and to property. Any behaviour, physical or verbal, thought to be inappropriate, abusive, threatening or offensive in any way will not be tolerated. The Group organiser(s) reserve the right to exclude any Group member and/or any guest where behaviour is deemed to be unacceptable; the Group organiser(s) decision will be final and binding; no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.

It is a condition of joining the Group that you acknowledge that the Group organiser(s) including event hosts of any Group activities do not necessarily hold any professional qualifications and that they may not have attended any formal training in relation to any of the events organised by the Group. The organising team and event hosts merely volunteer to organise and host events; the organising team of any event and any event hosts thereof accept no liability for any accident, injury or loss howsoever arising.

The Group organiser(s) and any event hosts will not be held responsible for the welfare, safety or access requirements of any member or guest who participates in any of the Group's event. Every member is responsible for their own safety and no liability will be accepted for any loss, injury or damage, howsoever caused. Members attend all events at their own risk and it is mandatory that you and any guests have valid and up to date insurance covering all risks before participating in any Group events; when travelling abroad, you are also required to carry a valid EHIC card.

It is a further condition of joining the Group that you acknowledge and consent that photographs taken during any of the Group’s events may be posted on the Group’s Meetup Page and any other social media platform operated by the Group. If you do not wish photographs to be published, you should not attend Group events.

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THE YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS

Holme Farm Campsite

£27.50

THE YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE is one of the UK's most rewarding single day challenges ... a day where you get to enjoy the spectacular scenery of The Yorkshire Dales National Park.

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2022 sees us bring you another opportunity to complete The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. For a number of years, we have chosen the Sunday the clocks go forward for our annual 'pilgrimage' to The Yorkshire Three Peaks.

IMPORTANT ... circumstances still make it difficult to plan with certainty; a full refund will be given if the event is cancelled due to Covid restrictions prevailing at the time.

The mountains of Pen-y-Ghent (694 m / 2,277 ft), Whernside (736 m / 2,415 ft) and Ingleborough (723 m / 2,372 ft) are collectively known as The Yorkshire Three Peaks. The 'Challenge' is to walk the three peaks in under 12 hours; the total walking distance is 24.5 miles (39.2 kms), and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent and descent.

The Three Peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough are among the best known hills in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, having featured on the TV programme 'Seven Natural Wonders' as one of the wonders of Yorkshire. The peaks, which form part of the Pennine range, encircle the heads of the valleys of the River Ribble and of Chapel-le-Dale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The Challenge is within the reach of most active people with reasonable levels of fitness, requiring you to keep walking at a comfortable speed of around 2.5 miles per hour (4km/h); this means you should be able to talk without getting out of breath.

You will be rewarded with stunning views over vast areas of Yorkshire and out to the Lake District and the coast. You'll see classic country features of limestone pavements, with their own little micro-habitats for plants, as well as sink holes and pots. Throughout the day, one or other of the peaks is in view, with their distinctive steep craggy tops where gritstone edges sit atop the underlying limestone.

Most groups do this walk on a Saturday which means the route can be an almost non-stop line of walkers wearing the brightly-coloured T-shirt of whichever charity they are supporting. Whilst the causes are worthy, the over-crowding can detract from the enjoyment of the walk. You will be in a group of no more than twelve people, rather than the mass groups numbering up to three figures giving you much more opportunity to get to know one another and share the experience.

THE DEAL … a non-refundable single payment of £25:00 payable via UK bank transfer (or £27:50 payable via PayPal to take into account their fees) will secure your place on our Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

PLEASE NOTE … travel to and from Horton-in-Ribblesdale is NOT included, leaving you free to make your own travel arrangements (please message me if you would like to know where others are travelling from to share costs). All meals, drinks and personal spending money are also not included.

THE PROGRAMME

SATURDAY 26 MARCH 2022
Arrive at Holme Farm Campsite, Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Pitch tent
Meet others joining The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Evening drinks and dinner (not included in cost)

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2022
Early morning rise, shower and breakfast (bring your own)
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge briefing
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge start time 06:00 hrs
Please bring your own refreshments (food / water) for the walk
Target Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge finish time 18:00 hrs
Celebratory drink (not included in cost)
Travel home immediately afterwards

KIT LIST - a suggested kit list will be provided. However, walking boots above the ankle, waterproof jacket and head-torch are mandatory. You will also be required to complete a Personal Declaration.

THE DETAIL - you should familiarise yourself with the Group’s “TERMS AND DISCLAIMER” which are clearly expressed on the Group’s Home Page to this site. Select “HOME” from the site menu and then Click on 'About us …'

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