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The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge with Professional Mountain Leaders

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is a true classic hill walking challenge, and probably the most popular in the UK. Each year, thousands will set their sites on completing this 24.5 mile circuit over 3 of the highest peaks of Yorkshire. The aim of the challenge is to complete the circuit in under 12 hours. For some, they will cruise in at 10 hours, and for others it'll be a race to the finish line. Either way, this challenge is suitable for people of all walking abilities and experiences, making in an excellent  challenge choice. 

Terrain: Mostly Grassy. Small Sections of Exposure    Duration: Approx. 12 Hours     

Route Stats: Miles - 24.5  Ascent - 1600m.      Start Location: Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The 24.5 mile circuit is generally started in the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. The village has basic amenities in the form of car parks and a toilet block. The groups will tend to set off about 7am and on our challenge they'll go Clockwise. 

The first peak is Ingleborough, and this is 4.5 miles from the start. A short and steep descent from Ingleborough brings the group to the road crossing which offers a perfect opportunity to support the team with a vehicle. Clothes can be changes, food and drink can be taken on, and people can even retire from the challenge if tired or injured. 

Whernside, the tallest of these three peaks is next, and this is reached by an ever steepening slope. Once up and over Whernside the route once again meets the road, all with the amazing backdrop of Ribblehead Viaduct. Once the support point has been visited again, the group eats up the miles across rolling fields before taking on the third and final peak, Pen Y Ghent.

A short descent from Pen Y Ghent back into the village rounds up this epic challenge. 

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 tougher challenges


Guiding Package — Guides, Risk Assessments, Insurance, Info Pack & Environmental Impact Donation.

£60 per person. Min payment of 8 people.

 No max group size. Guide to Walker Ratio of 1:10

+£250 for LMG to provide a support vehicle 

Support Package— All of the above, plus weblink, medical data collation and 12 week fitness plan. 

+ £100 one off payment 

All Prices are subject to VAT at 20%.  

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Guiding

Why Us?

There are literally dozens of companies who provide guided experiences of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge so it makes life very hard when coming to pick who to trust with your challenge. Over the years we have been given the opportunity to host Three Peaks Challenges for groups of all sizes, abilities and backgrounds and each and every group has been happy with our service. We have the experience to ensure it goes smoothly and everyone has a great time doing it. 

We have an excellent safety record, and many glowing testimonials which can be viewed here

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