The North Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge – what is it all about?

15 June 2018

The North Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge is a hiking challenge based in the Yorkshire Dales national park for both beginners and experienced hikers going over Yorkshires three highest peaks; Pen-Y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside.

The hike is a single day journey where participants will complete the 24-mile route in 12 hours. Both open guided hikes are available to anybody who wants to take part in set weekends from April to October. Private guided hikes for large groups such as corporate groups and large charity groups are available at a higher price. Participation in the three peaks challenge allows you to experience some of the best sights in the Yorkshire Dales such as The Force Gill Waterfall, The Hull Pot and the caves of Ingleborough. Everybody has their own way of doing things and their own level of fitness. So each individual can go at their own pace and finish the challenge as quickly or slowly as they want to. But try to stay below the 12-hour mark. Are you up for the challenge?

What about the route?
The route consists of three parts to represent the three peaks –

  1. Part one begins at Horton-in-Ribblesdale and leads up the Pen-Y-Ghent summit at 694m high then back down to Ribblehead.
  2. Part 2 begins at Ribblehead then leads up the Whernside summit at 736m high. This is the tallest of the three then back down to Chapel-Le-Dale.
  3. The third and final part leads from Chapel-Le-Dale up the Ingleborough summit at 723m high. Then back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale where the hike begun.

The North Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge is great for everyone from groups looking for a challenging day out to corporate team days out and charity groups. Upon completing the challenge, you will receive a certificate of completion as a souvenir and a way to show your hard work. This makes the challenging experience more worth it.