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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge


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


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.


Rated 5.0

9 verified reviews


(Sep 2023)

Mega challenging last 8 miles weather setting in, recommend with previous experience and fitness training not for an amateur...


(Sep 2023)

A really good experience and Pat, our guide was really supportive and pushed us to the finish line, with the extreme wind and rain howling down on us. The 3 peaks is not an easy walk, there are ledges and scrambling up some high cliff edges which was not expected. I would recommend Pat and the team for the 3 peaks.


(Sep 2023)

I loved this challenge. It’s a tough day and you cover something close to a 60,000 step count, so preparation for a long time on your feet is key. The trip was well organised and the guides were friendly and knowledgable. It’s a very busy trail which was less appealing but can’t be helped. For my trip the weather turned for the worst about half way through so I strongly recommend anyone attempting this challenge packs their waterproof trousers and dry socks! A great experience, in beautiful scenery, and another challenge ticked off the list. Loved it.


(May 2023)

Guide was awesome and all the organisation/communication was great. This would get 5 stars…… However members of group slowed us down considerably and made the day VERY long, would have been good to put people in to groups that match their abilities.


(May 2023)

This was a brilliant trip. Keith our leader was excellent: very knowledgeable, engaging and communicated clearly at all stages managing our mixed ability group well. My perspective on the mixed ability point is slightly different perhaps because I was one slowing the group down in the end as the third peak took its toll on me. However , I am pleased to have finished and in daylight. It took us just shy of 14 hours. I think the accessibility of this to different abilities is a strength and there are escape points after the first and second peaks which allows flexibility. That said I would recommend some proper training (uphill) to make the day enjoyable. The scenery is awesome!



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.

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 the start/end location.  - Food

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

18, or 14 if accompanied by an adult.

Your head guide is Simon

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Mountaineerin Ltd, based in Warrington.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!