The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is a hard but super rewarding day out for any keen walker, no matter their experience. As the name suggests, the challenge is to summit three of the highest peaks in Yorkshire (Pen Y Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough) in one single circuit. The distance totals 24.5 miles and the challenge is to complete it in under 12 hours.
The route starts in the little village of Horton-In-Ribblesdale and traditionally follows the route anti-clockwise. The challenge has a real mixture of terrain, from easy grassy trails through to steeper rocky ascents.
Although a popular route, many groups find employing the services of a guide beneficial as they can also set the pace of the day, manage the group, be on hand to deal with any emergency situations and of course navigate. As well as leaders we can also provide a support vehicle to assist your group. The route crosses the road twice throughout the challenge (between the peaks) which creates a great opportunity to meet a vehicle. A vehicle is useful for carrying additional food and fluids as well as changes of clothes and footwear. The support vehicle will also provide warm drinks and can take anyone who is injured or tired back to the start point. We have led people of all abilities around the challenge, and all who have completed have found it to be a very rewarding day out, and have even come back for seconds. We can serve groups of any size, and have experience in serving charity groups of 40 people and more.
Highlights Of This Walk Include
Summit 3 of Yorkshire's highest Peaks
Take on the route avoiding the crowds
Put yourself to the test to try and do it in under 12 hours
A great event to see how fit you are for other challenges
The Ribblehead Viaduct
This challenge can either be done in the traditional way as a walk, or as a run.
To do it as a run you must have previous experience as a runner
and a good level of fitness.