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:







Why NY3P Take The Ethical Route

Passion for the peaks means that NY3P cannot deliver their challenges without their ethically conscious hats on. They do everything in their power to make sure that the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and its local residents benefit only from their presence.

A Pioneering (and Peak Friendly) Approach

Switching Up Starting Points. Minimal erosion means the peaks will stick around! Starting or finishing in local pubs yields two benefits: celebratory beers and a boost to local landlord’s profits!

Sensible Start Times. Challenges start post 8am to ensure minimal disruption to those cosy hours.

Considering The Neighbours. Conscious control of everything from noise, to ensuring we leave no evidence of our visit behind. It’ll be like we weren’t even there!

Crowd Control. We restrict our group numbers to ensure minimal impact on both park and people.

Local Links. We will link up with local businesses when we are in the area, ensuring they benefit from our presence in the peaks.

One Challenge For Many Charities. We share our profits with charity partners as well as holding open challenges where participants can raise money for charity.

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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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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.