The challenge includes the 3 highest mountains in the national park; Pen y Ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough and the walking distance between the 3.
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06:45 am – Meet at the Pen y Ghent Café, Horton in Ribblesdale, Settle, BD24 0HE
07:00 am – Begin the challenge
08:30 am – Summit Pen y Ghent (10-minute break for photos etc)
08:40 am – Leave summit and head for the Ribblehead Viaduct
12:10 pm – Arrive at the Ribblehead Viaduct and take 15-minute break
12:25 pm – Leave Ribblehead Viaduct and begin Whernside ascent
13:55 pm – Summit Whernside (10-minute break for photos etc)
14:05 pm – Leave summit and head for main road and Ingleborough start point
15:05 pm – Arrive at the main road and take 15-minute break
15:20 pm – Leave the road and begin Ingleborough ascent
16:50 pm – Summit Ingleborough (10-minute break for photos etc)
17:00 pm – Leave the summit and begin the descent back to Horton in Ribblesdale
19:00 pm – Arrive at Horton in Ribblesdale
This 12-hour itinerary includes a total of 1 hour of breaks. The remaining 11 hours will be spent walking around the planned route.
Please note that the above times are a guide and some groups will complete the route faster and some will take a little longer.
You will meet your guide and any support staff for the day at the Pen y Ghent Cafe, the original starting point of the challenge. Your guide will brief you on the plan for the day and outline anything you should know before setting off. It is also a good opportunity to ask any final questions.
Pen-y-Ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, BD24 0HE
The event will start and end here.
Parking is available 1 minute walk away in the village. Spaces are limited so we encourage people to car share where possible.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge includes climbing the three highest mountains in the Yorkshire Dales National Park ideally within 12 hours, so it is reasonably challenging. However, If you are in reasonable shape or have past experience trekking, you should be fine. You don’t require any mountaineering experience for the 3 peaks challenge. The event will require prelonged physicla exercise and we anticipate you will be walking for a minimum of 10 hours or more so you should be acustomed to this type of activity.
The aim of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is to climb the highest mountains in National Park within 12 hours. The total walking distance is 25 miles (40km) and all the mountains are around 700m.
Accommodation is not normally included with this event. However, it can be arranged for you should you wish. Please get in touch for further information.
Typically groups are no more than 10 people plus the guide. There may be multiple groups on the same day but they will be split into smaller groups of no more than 10 people + guide.
18, or 14 if accompanied by an adult.
Walking Boots (with ankle support)
Rucksacks & Bags
Backpack (20-40 Litres)
waterproof trousers (hiking trousers)
Warm outer layer
Hat and gloves
Water container (min. 2 Litres)
Trekking snacks (cereal bars, dried fruit, nuts etc)
Dry bags (for keeping clothes dry)
Walking Poles (Optional)
Small first aid kit with pain killers, plasters, antiseptic wipes and any required medication