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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

This exciting and rewarding challenge will have you trekking over the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks within a period of just 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine Range and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route is extremely scenic and provides spectacular views over the stunning Yorkshire countryside. The total distance of 23.5 miles, should take approximately 11-13hrs for fit walkers.

Pen-y-Ghent 691mYorkshire 3 Peak Challenge
We begin our Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge in Horton-in-Ribbleside early morning usually around 5am depending on the time of year.
The first peak, Pen-Y-Ghent, is the smallest peak of the challenge, standing at 691m, with spectacular views as you trek into the sunrise, it is a stunning way to start the challenge. The walk to the Pen Y Ghent takes approximately 2hrs. Once on the summit you will have the chance to enjoy the breath-taking views of the area.
As we near the famous Ribblehead Viaduct we reach our first check point of the challenge, where we have time for a short break and a warming cup of tea.

Whernside 728m
It’s a long gradual climb to the summit of Whernside taking approximately 7.5hrs walking a total distance of 14.5 miles to this point. Once on the summit we will stop for a short break and a quick snack, before we begin the steep descent to Chapel-le-Dale, with 17miles now in the bag, we arrive our final check point of the challenge before our climbing our final peak Ingleborough.

Ingleborough 723m
At 19 miles and 10hrs walking, our final hurdle of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks is insight, slowly climbing the zigzag path to the summit you are rewarded with views across all 3 peaks. Our descent into Horton-in-Ribbleside should take us approximately 1.5hrs, arriving at our finish line for a celebration and a glass of bubbly.Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Total Distance – 37km/23miles
Ascent: 1381m/4531ft
Target time: 12 hours

Meet in Horton-in-Ribbleside 07.00am
Begin Ben Pen Y Ghent 07.30am
Check point 1 Ribblehead 12.30am
Summit Whernside 15.00
Arrive check point 2: 16.15
Ingleborough Summit 17.20
Arrive Horton-in-Ribbleside 19.00

IncludedYorkshire 3 Peaks
Organisation of event
Qualified UK Mountain Leaders
First aid trained Staff
Support vehicle & driver
VHF Radio Backup
Hot/cold drinks & snacks.
9 Week Training Program
15% Discount Voucher for Cotswold Outdoor

Not Included
Personal drinks and meals.
Travel to and from the Challenge.

How to book your challenge
The easiest way to book your trip is online via the website, simply click Date and Availability, You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £35.00 at the time of booking.
It is possible to reserve a place on this challenge by email to, however you will need to pay your deposit of £35.00 to confirm your place on this trek together with completing a booking form.

The full balance is required to be paid no less than 4 weeks prior to departure.


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Supporting Documents

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Notes