Yorkshire 3 Peaks
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is a walking challenge which covers 25 miles in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The challenge includes the 3 highest mountains in the national park; Pen y ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough and the walking distance between the 3.
Pen y Ghent
Traditionally started from Horton – in – Ribblesdale by clocking in at the Pen y Ghent Cafe. Challengers then have 12 hours to return to clock out. From Horton the route ascends through fields and a small craggy step to reach the summit of Pen y ghent (694m).
From Pen y ghent challengers make the short descent and long distance hike to Ribblehead. Walking alongside the viaduct and railway challengers then climb Whernside (the highest of the 3 Peaks) The ascent of the 736m peak is fairly gentle following the main ridge.
Descending Whernside with Ingleborough (723m) insight there is only a short distance to walk until the ascent begins. Travelling across fields, then following the rocky slabs that form the path to the final ascent. Then onto the rocky plateau to reach the summit shelter and trig point.
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- Vacation Style Holiday TypeTrekking
- Activity Level Tough
- Group Size Medium Group
The final part of the challenge is the 3 mile hike back to Horton – in – Ribblesdale to clock out at the cafe. Most Challengers complete the challenge between 8 – 12 hours. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is regarded as a physically challenging walking event. For further info please contact us.