Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

United Kingdom

The challenge includes the 3 highest mountains in the national park; Pen y Ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough and the walking distance between the 3.

Itinerary

Day 1: 12 hour challenge

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.

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Included

  • Qualified UK Mountain Leaders
  • For larger groups support vehicle throughout the challenge
  • For larger groups water station at 2 designated points throughout the day
  • Certificates for all participants to prove you did it

Excluded

  • Travel costs to/from agreed start/end location. 
  • Food

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.

Footwear

Walking Boots (with ankle support)

Hiking Socks

Rucksacks & Bags

Backpack (20-40 Litres)

Recommended Clothing

Waterproof jacket

waterproof trousers (hiking trousers)

Warm outer layer

Hat and gloves

Trekking Equipment

Head Torch

Water container (min. 2 Litres)

Trekking snacks (cereal bars, dried fruit, nuts etc)

Dry bags (for keeping clothes dry)

Mobile Phone

Sunglasses (Optional)

Walking Poles (Optional)

Camera (Optional)

Small first aid kit with pain killers, plasters, antiseptic wipes and any required medication

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