3 days to go…

Announcing 3 days to go with a car parking road sign

3 days to go – this is the first of a few updates today, so please check back later! It’s all GO! here in Fellsman land, and we’ve some updated info for you… First up – Camping! We’ve secured a second camping area, and are confident we’ll have enough space.

However, it is still finite, so we ask that:

  • you share with friends where possible and keep tent numbers to an absolute minimum
  • you pitch your tents as close together as is sensible – no wasting space please.
  • if you have the option of a camper van, please take it and park in our quarry car park (toilet and shuttle bus provided).
  • where possible pitch your tent Friday night.

Please note that there is NO VEHICLE ACCESS to the camping field – you can drop equipment at field and then park in quarry carpark but there will be ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING – Drop And Leave only. You may want to just start at the car park!

Next – paying for stuff on the weekend… in another blinding move forward with times, we’ve acquired card readers! So, if you need to pay for your transport or meals, or buy a map, you can pay by card!! We’ll still be accepting cash if necessary) but we’d be grateful if you could use a card where possible. Don’t forget some small change for the tea shop at the start (£20 not accepted!)
MAPS – these, along with PONCHOS will be available to purchase before the start (Threshfield Friday, Ingleton Saturday) so panic not. If you’ve ordered a map recently it’ll be ready for you to collect (having finally realised what day it is, I’m not risking the postal service…) and will no longer be available online from today.

Finally for now – registration opens at 7pm on Friday. Please remember there will, as always, be NO PARKING AT THE SCHOOL OR ON ANY OF THE ROADS NEARBY – please go straight to the quarry car park and utilize our shuttle buses. We really appreciate your help keeping the neighbours happy 😁 The email account is a bit hectic at the mo, so if you’re waiting on a response, it’s worth considering if your query is answered by any of these posts first, and I’ll be contacting those not covered asap.

Take care til the weekend – Shona

18 (well 17 now) days to go…

18 days to go – here’s a bit of a round up for you all. There’s a few gems of information in here, so please give it a read, and share it with any fellow entrants you know….

You should all have received an email regarding accommodation / sleeping / camping at Threshfield. Thank you to those of you who have already filled it in – if you haven’t yet, please do asap. If you’ve not seen it yet, please check your junk folder. Get in touch if it’s not there!

If you are planning on bringing a campervan and sleeping in the Quarry car park (toilet provided) then that is fine (in fact it’s better than fine) – we are aware the questionnaire overlooks this as an option, thank you to those of you that managed to put it in a text box! The more of you sleeping in the car park, the less tents needed, so this is good. Again, get in touch if you have any questions. Once we’ve looked at the results of the survey we’ll have a clearer idea of the accommodation situation, please bear with us.

The buses on Saturday morning, from Threshfield to Ingleton, will be running a very specific schedule, at 6.00am, 6.15am, and 6.30am, with the latter 2 for those who register and get their kit checked Friday night. The first one will be for those who need their kit checking in Ingleton on Saturday morning so, if you are travelling up Saturday morning to get the bus, you MUST BE THERE FOR 5.45am (please allow time to park in the quarry car park and use our minibus shuttle service to the school.)

All map orders have been posted out as of tonight. If you ordered one recently, it should be with you by Friday. If you think you are missing your map order, please get in touch.

To help us with accurate ordering (mostly to avoid over-catering and waste) please note that Extras (transport, supper, breakfast) will only be available to add to your entry up until SUNDAY 24th APRIL. We don’t usually have such a deadline, but given the exorbitant price of pretty much everything these days, we’re keen to tweak anything we can in the last week to make sure we’re keeping all costs to a minimum, as ultimately the future of the event depends on it…

Catering – vegan/ gluten free options will be available everywhere but in a limited capacity. If you need to take advantage of either of these, please get in touch. We also offer a delivery service to check points for food parcels if our checkpoint catering doesn’t suit – again, please get in touch if this is something you would find useful.

Post – we’re not sending you any! We’ve had a few enquiries about handbooks/ race numbers etc, but this year we’ve gone mostly electronic. A copy of our (very minimal) handbook will be available to collect at registration for those of you who requested it. Everything else will be emailed out beforehand / available to read on the website. Don’t panic though, we’ll still be sending out the iconic Tallies post event 😁 Keep an eye out for further updates nearer the event!

Finally, we still have places available so if you’ve been thinking about it, now’s the time to enter. We’ve been getting a few emails regarding injuries, withdrawals and deferring until next year- regretfully we do not defer entries over as it just isn’t viable. Our refund deadline is in March as after that date we have to start actually spending money, and as we are a not-for-profit event run by Scouts, we run quite close to the wire as it is. However, for those of you who really don’t want to miss out, we have a couple of Hill Top Checkpoints that are currently in desperate need of staff – might You be interested? We also always have vacancies for help at the start and finish, so if you’re in two minds and think this might be a way of satisfying your Fellsman need – get in touch….

For all enquiries, or responses to any of the items above, please send an email to event@fellsman.org.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy the weather this weekend – don’t get too carried away though, we don’t want a flurry of fresh injuries… 😉

See you soon!

The Committee

30 days to go….

Fleet Moss 30th March 2022 (photo: North Yorkshire Weather Updates)

April is here! That means The Fellsman is creeping ever closer….

The British Spring has been on fine form in its first ten days, with temperatures ranging from extremely pleasant double figures last week, to snow today… pictured below is Fleet Moss yesterday (31st March) and Ingleborough (30th). With this in mind, when planning your kit please make sure where possible you err on the caution as we have a stringent kit list for a reason 😜 and don’t forget our Secret Kit Check, which could be anywhere on the route. We take Adequate Kit seriously 😎

If you’re still on the fence about entering, you might want to also bear this in mind – we’ve removed the Grouping Rule. Yes, you read that right. It’s been relegated to ‘In Case Of Emergency’, which also means no waiting times… We’d still like to actively encourage you not to solo walk in the hours of darkness, but with the addition of trackers to all our existing safety systems, we feel now is the time. We of course reserve the right to reintroduce it should the weather deteriorate, which brings us back to the kit list… the full details of which can be found here

Keep an eye out for more updates as April progresses. Please share our posts – there’s still time to enter!