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'Zip the Pepper Pot'

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The Salt and Pepper Pots at Cowling and Sutton are famous local landmarks within the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice catchment area of care.

On Sunday 23rd June, we’re daring you to zip-slide from the top of the Pepper Pot to support the care we provide in the local area. 

Our Riddlesden and East Morton Manorlands support group has brought in Zip Slides UK to set up the 300m-long slide.

About the challenge

Participants' first challenge will be to climb the spiral stone steps within the Pepper Pot (real name Lund’s Tower) where they can take in arguably one of Yorkshire's most breath-taking views.

Then their harness will be attached to the wire and they will whizz 260m at great speed from the top of the tower’s turret to the bottom of the crag, falling 35m as they go.

And if that is not enough to get your heart racing, after 30m, you will pass over the crag face and - if you dare to look down - you’ll have the feeling of leaping off a cliff!

View the Zip the Pepper Pot route.

 


 FAQs

Will there be car parking available?

Yes - the car parking fee for participants is included in your entry fee.

What safety equipment will I be provided with? 
You will be provided with helmet, gloves, chest harness, and a sit harness and zip trolley.

Who can take part?
Participants of any age but you must weigh over 5st (32kg) and under 17.5st (111kg).

Participants must also be physically fit enough to climb the spiral stone staircase to the top of the tower and walk back up the moor to the start point.

How will participants get back to the registration area and car park?

After having their safety equipment removed, the participants will be expected to walk steadily back up the hill to the registration area.

Will there be toilets?

Yes, there will be ladies and gents toilets on site.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes, there will be refreshments and a licensed bar.

What is the history of the Pepper Pot?

Sutton Pinnacle / Lund's Tower is locally known as the Pepper Pot and it is the nearest of the Salt and Pepper Pots to Sutton. The site was chosen by James Lund of nearby Malsis Hall as the site for the construction of a monument, possibly to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

He built a single tower containing a spiral staircase which has become popularly known as Sutton Pinnacle.

The tower is 36 feet high (11m), ground to the top of the battlements. The base is 8 feet square (3.45m) from which the tower tapers very slightly to a protruding course of stonework at a height of 9 feet (2.75m) The tower then rises another 15 feet (4.570m) to a 'running' corbel that supports the parapet, which is 12 feet high (3.650m). The parapet itself is 9 feet square (2.75m).

What is the refund policy, and full terms and conditions?
Refunds will not be offered unless the event is cancelled. Tickets are non-transferable. If you can no longer make the event, please get in contact to let us know. Please visit the Sue Ryder website for the full terms and conditions of this event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Andrew Wood by emailing [email protected] or calling 01535 640 430.