This fantastic classic Yorkshire 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 26 miles in the heart of the Dales taking in some fantastic scenery and has plenty of spectacular views over the Yorkshire countryside.
We will be running this special open event in 2017 on Saturday 17th June. You can sign up as an individual, a couple or a small group. We can also offer group discounts on this date.
Or if you prefer we can arrange an exclusive event just for your group on a date of your choosing! If you would like to book an exclusive event just contact us.
Arriving early morning at Horton-in-Ribblesdale to meet your team and in time for an introduction and briefing about the event with your leaders. After this you will set off and climb Pen-y-Ghent (691m) before lunch. Throughout, you will be able to enjoy fantastic views across the lovely Yorkshire countryside. 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, the highest point in Yorkshire (Whernside, 728m) is the next ascent. Once on the summit of Whernside this represents roughly the half-way point of the challenge, with only one more peak to complete. There is a steep descent to tackle first though before reaching the next refreshment point which is not for the feint hearted. Ingleborough (723m) is the third peak with a tough steep but enjoyable ascent. It is the most challenging climb of the day and you are rewarded with spectacular views.
The challenge finishes by taking the long gradual descent from Ingleborough back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, where you can have some much needed food and have the opportunity to shower and change before departing.
This walk takes most groups anywhere between 11 and 13 hours to complete depending upon conditions and the ability of the group.
What kit should participants bring?
This is an upland challenge so appropriate walking equipment is require including waterproof jacket and trousers, walking boots with ankle support and no jeans. Full details of what to bring 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 should be reasonably fit when taking part in this big walk. Whilst participants do not need to have hillwalking experience to complete this challenge, a reasonable level of fitness with some training undertaken on some slopes to ensure participants get the most out of the day and 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 hillwalking 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 walk guide services, insurance, fully risk assessed planning and the guarantee of an enjoyable and safe grand-day-out in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales national park.
If you wish to raise money for charity we can discuss with you an appropriate fundraising target for the event or per person based upon own experience.