This classic challenge will have you trekking over the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks which are the highest points in the county and some of the most distinctive hills in the country.
This is a big day out walking over 39 kms and a total assent of 1,600 metres in the heart of the Dales taking in some fantastic scenery and has plenty of spectacular views over the Yorkshire countryside.
Arriving early at Horton in Ribblesdale you will meet your team for an introduction and briefing about the event given by your leaders. After this you will set off to climb Pen-y-Ghent (694m), during the ascent you will be able to enjoy fantastic views across the Ribblesdale valley and over to Ingleborough the final peak of the day. There is a big stretch of walking now as you make your way to the next peak where you will be able to enjoy the scenery and where your legs will start to feel the challenge.
After a break for lunch overlooking the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct we set off to conquer Whernside (736m), the highest point in Yorkshire. The summit offers stunning views over the Dales and out to the Lake District. Now with only one more peak to complete, there is a steep descent towards Chapel le Dale.
The final summit of the day is Ingleborough (723m) this involves a tough steep but ultimately rewarding ascent, this is the most challenging climb of the day and you are rewarded with spectacular views.
From the summit of Ingleborough we take the long gradual descent through an area of classic limestone karst and back to our start point in Horton in Ribblesdale.
This challenge takes most groups anywhere between 11 and 13 hours to complete depending upon conditions and the ability of the group.
To enquire about this challenge and book please contact us
What kit should participants bring?
This is an upland challenge so appropriate walking equipment is required including waterproof jacket and trousers, walking boots with ankle support and no jeans. Full details of essential items will be provided in a kit list.
Who will be leading the activities?
We have a great team of experienced, enthusiastic and fully qualified Mountain Leaders who will look after participants throughout the challenge. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of the group and of course to ensure that everyone in the group has a great time.
Will meals be provided?
No, participants must being their own packed lunch and snacks.
How fit do participants need to be?
Participants do not need to have any hill walking experience to undertake this challenge but a reasonable level of fitness is required to give themselves the best opportunity to complete the route.
Do we need to book accommodation?
It is a long day for participants not used to hill walking so staying the night before or after the event can be a good idea. We can assist with booking accommodation and can help you get preferential rates with some local accommodation providers so please contact us for more details.
Event cost includes experienced and knowledgeable qualified Mountain Leaders, insurance, fully risk assessed planning and the guarantee of an enjoyable and safe day out in the mountains.