Why is it called the 3 peaks challenge

Undoubtedly, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is one of the most rewarding challenges in the UK. You will tackle the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire:

694m

Pen-y-Ghent

736m

Whernside

723m

Ingleborough

About

NY3P is dedicated to giving both novice and experienced hikers a challenge through the North Yorkshire 3 Peaks Route: Taking you over 3 of the highest peaks in Yorkshire – Pen-Y-Ghent, Ingleborough & Whernside – in the space of a single day. 24 miles in 12 hours. Guided by highly qualified guides, you’ll see of the best sights of the Yorkshire Dales, including Hull Pot Beck, the extensive cave systems around the area, and the expansive moorlands that give Yorkshire its unique charm.

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How will the day pan out?

The walking will commence at 7am. The ascents of Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough will be tackled. Then the final descent to Horton-in-Ribblesdale will be made. At the end of the day, you can look forward to an evening meal and celebratory drinks as a treat for all your hard work.

Key Facts

  • Guiding by experienced mountain leaders
  • Total Distance - 37km/24miles
  • Ascent: 1381m/4531ft
  • Target time: 12 hours
  • Amazing scenery in the Yorkshire Dales
  • We run this trip between April and October
  • Start & finish in Horton-in-Ribblesdale village

What equipment will I need?

Undoubtedly, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is one of the most rewarding challenges in the UK. You will tackle the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire:

Mandatory Kit List

  • Walking boots (not trainers)
  • Head torch
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Hiking socks (wearing a single pair recommended, rather than using a liner sock)
  • Backpack (approx. 20-30 litre size)
  • Water container (bottle or Camelbak-style, 1-2 litres)
  • Gloves

  • Walking trousers (lightweight hiking trousers, not jeans or tracksuit trousers)
  • Sports top (not cotton)
  • Warm outer layer
  • Changes of clothes
  • Food & hill snacks (pasta, cereal bars, dried fruit, nuts)
  • Hat (covering ears)

Are you ready to start your North Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge? Click below to book now!

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