The Salt and Pepper Pots at Cowling and Sutton are famous local landmarks within the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice catchment area of care. This summer we're challenging you to zip-slide from the Pepper Pot if you dare!
Such has been the popularity of Zip the Pepper Pot that we have added an extra date to take part: Saturday 22nd June.
On Saturday 22nd and 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!
Sign up for Manorlands Zip the Pepper Pot 2019
Frequently asked questions about Zip the Pepper Pot
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?
Every participant must fill in their own registration form online unless:
- The person completing the form is doing so as the parent or guardian of a participant aged under 18 in which case the parent or guardian must inform the participant that they have signed the terms and conditions on their behalf and that their participation in the event will be governed by these terms.
- The person completing the form has or reasonably believes that they have the participant’s consent to their doing so on the participant’s behalf. The person completing the form must make the participant aware of these terms and conditions in good time before the event. In the event that the participant does not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions they should withdraw from the event. Participation in the event shall be deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions by the participant.
All participants must pay an entry fee of £25 to take part. In addition by signing up to the event all participants must pledge to fundraise a minimum of £50 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Sue Ryder will assist participants by sending out a pack with links to the event’s online giving page and paper sponsor forms etc.
The entry fee for Zip the Pepper Pot is non-transferable and non-refundable. Due to unexpected health and safety reasons on the day, the Zip the Pepper Pot events may have to be reduced, altered or postponed to accommodate unexpected complications (for example, high winds or lightening).
The Event Start
On entry, participants are asked which of six one-hour time slots they would prefer. Based on the participant’s response to this question, time slots will be allocated to participants two weeks prior to the event. It is the participant’s responsibility to arrive at the site to park, register and prepare for the event in time to hit their time slot. Missing your slot would result in missing your place in the event. The organisers retain the right to make a change to the advertised start time.
Participants are personally responsible for updating the organisers with any new address and telephone details. All participants must provide emergency contact details. In the case of an emergency, Sue Ryder may use the emergency contact details provided by you to contact your home or office.
Health and Fitness
The event has been designed as a low-risk event for the averagely fit person. All participants should satisfy themselves that they are in good health and physically and mentally able to participate in the Zip the Pepper Pot event. If in doubt, participants should consult a GP or hospital doctor prior to the event.
Zip the Pepper Pot is operated by Zip Slides UK on behalf of Sue Ryder, and all participants take part at their own risk. Sue Ryder accepts no responsibility for any death or personal injury suffered by any participant personally as a result of taking part in Zip the Pepper Pot in the absence of negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of Sue Ryder.
Sue Ryder accepts no liability whatsoever for any damage to any participant’s property. Personal accident and public liability insurance cover is advised to cover any loss, damage or injury you may sustain yourself or to your personal property or cause to a third party or their property. Your name on the entry form confirms your acceptance of these conditions of entry.
On the day, Zip Slides UK will ask you to sign up to their terms and conditions which we will circulate to participants in due course before the event.
Zip Slides UK has a comprehensive risk assessment process for the event that aims to minimise or eliminate the risk to everyone taking part. In addition, for the non-zip-slide-related elements of this event, Sue Ryder has a comprehensive risk assessment process for the event that aims to minimise or eliminate the risk to everyone taking part or spectating. However, by taking part in this event and inviting spectators to attend, you acknowledge that there may be conditions or circumstances beyond our control that can lead to unforeseen risks.
Eligibility to take part
This event does not have age or height limits. Zip Slides UK does however enforce weight parameters for all participants who must be over five stones (32kg) and under 17.5 stones (111kg) and be able to climb the spiral steps of the tower and walk back up from the foot of the zip to the car event HQ area and car park.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian of each under-18 year old to ensure they or their children are between these weight parameters and suitably fit and healthy to take part in the event and that they will not be unduly fazed by the vertigo element and the claustrophobia element of climbing the tower steps.
Clothing and Footwear
Participants are reminded that this is an outdoor activity and that it is participants’ own responsibility to wear footwear and clothing appropriate to climbing the narrow stone spiral steps of the tower and walking back up the moor to the top once you have taken part. Participants should therefore take note of the predicted weather on the day as parts of the walk may be slippery and exposed to the elements.
Zip the Pepper Pot is an exclusive Sue Ryder fundraising event. Sponsorship monies raised may not be given to or shared with any other organisation. Participants are advised that they have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies and donations received for Zip the Pepper Pot are paid to Sue Ryder within a reasonable time.
Smoking and Alcohol
Sue Ryder asks that participants and supporters do not smoke at the event site or during the event. Whilst a bar will be on site, for health and safety reasons participants should not consume excessive amounts of alcohol prior to the event. Anyone who Sue Ryder deems to not be in a suitable condition to take part will not be allowed to climb the tower. Furthermore, alcohol may not be consumed between the foot of the tower until the end of the zip slide.
By participating, participants agree to take part in post-event publicity which may include interviews, photography and/or filming for Sue Ryder internal communications, local and/or national media, if you do not want identifiable photos to be used please inform us and we will endeavour to make sure none are used.
Photography by others
Participants and supporters are welcome to take pictures on the day but please ensure that where the pictures captures images of children that only one's family members are included. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will use photos and videos for negative purposes; bullying, grooming, locating, and trolling can all start with a misjudged photo. If an individual, a parent or a carer asks for any photo to be removed or deleted, it should be done without question at the earliest opportunity.
Please note that animals are not permitted to participate in this event. Spectators are permitted to bring dogs but these must be kept on a short lead at all times and be cleaned up after.
- I hereby apply to participate in this event.
- I understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the event (above) and the rules of the organisers agree to act with consideration for others whilst participating.
- I agree that I will follow the instructions given by the event organisers and stewards.