The Yorkshire Dales is a remarkable part of the English countryside. Sculpted and carved out by glaciers for thousands of years, the unique topography of the region is unrivalled by anywhere, except for the Lake District. As for what’s in the Dales, there’s the Yorkshire Three Peaks, some of the tallest and most picturesque peaks in the North East, all within walking distance of each other and several small, quiet villages with a homely feel.
The 25 mile circular walk of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks is one of the most popular hiking challenges in the UK, attempted by thousands of people every year. You get to walk through the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, past old farmhouses, windswept moors, unique limestone plant communities and the towering peaks themselves. Each of the peaks, Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent, has its own personality and allure, making this not just a great day out, but an insight into a very special part of the country.
What’s the Yorkshire Three Peaks like?
The whole 25 mile Yorkshire Three Peaks route has 1500m of ascent and descent, and is usually completed within 12 hours. We run fully guided Yorkshire Three Peaks challenges, on weekdays and weekends. You can turn up the night before and stay the night after, allowing you to relax and concentrate on the challenge, rather than racing home in your car, all tired and stiff. The evening after a challenge should be a fine time to celebrate!
You’ll start and end at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, a small village that proudly shows its heritage. With a small numbers of cafes, bars and B&Bs, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you get to relax after your long walk. Remember to check out the Pen-Y-Ghent Cafe to record your time and see if you’re eligible for the Yorkshire Three Peaks club!
North Yorkshire 3 Peaks is dedicated to providing excellent guided tours of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and the surrounding moorland. There’s also the North Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. All 3 peaks climbed in 12 hours, around 24 miles of undulating paths and beautiful scenery.