Adventures

Private Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Are you an independent group? Can you not make one of our open dates? If you would like to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks, we can arrange a private walk for your group. The walk is particularly suited to sports and corporate teams, as well as large charity groups. Overall, if your group are keen walkers seeking a challenge, we look forward to hearing from you!

For a group of 15 people (or more) the cost is £85 per head. For this price, our mountain leaders will guide you safely around the route. And our support vehicle will meet you between the mountains. As part of the package, refreshments and certificates of completion will be provided.

For small or large groups get in touch for special arrangements.

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Open Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Every year, we run several three peaks events, open to everyone. With option of raising money for any charity. And no minimum amount must be raised.

We welcome bookings for groups of any size, and even for individuals. As a guide, we normally work in groups of ten who would be accompanied by a leader who guides and navigates as required. We understand that there may be a mix of abilities in the group. Which is why people are free to filter up and down the groups to suit their own pace. We charge £70

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2018 Open Dates

  • June 9th 10th
  • July 14th 15th 22nd
  • Aug 4th 5th 25th
  • Sep 8th 22nd
  • October 6th 20th

2019 Open Dates

  • Apr 6th 20th
  • May 4th 5th 25th 26th
  • June 8th 22nd 23rd
  • July 13th 27th
  • Aug 10th 24th 25th
  • Sep 7th 21st
  • Oct 5th 19th

Peak 1

Pen-y-Ghent

Brief route description

Starting at the Yorkshire Three Peaks at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, we travel counterclockwise and ascend Pen-y-Ghent. This route can be found along the road to Brackenbottom Farm by turning off left before the farm, by the church.

Peak 2

Whernside

Brief route description

Beginning at Ribblehead, you will head left to the B6255, following the path to the side of the viaduct, but not crossing it. Continuing north, the railway will be crossed, and the route followed to Whernside. Heading towards Ingleborough, you will continue along the ridge. The B6255 will then be followed. Towards the direction of the Hill Inn.

Peak 3

Ingleborough

Brief route description

The route begins at Whernside at the Old Hill Inn. The road to Ribblehead will be followed, before crossing the stile at the right and following the marked path (marked by a cairn) To make it back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, retrace your steps for 200 meters and head off the right side ridge, over several styles and onto a lane, head left and head towards Horton-in-Ribblesdale while passing over several stiles.

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

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)