the yorkshire 3 peaks challenge
The Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge is a circular walk which encompasses three major peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, the best-known hills in the area.
In our humble opinion the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge offers some of the best scenery in the country. Set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. The 3 Peaks lie at the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest. Even on a wet and windy winters day the Yorkshire Three Peaks offer a spectacular and memorable challenge.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge is a circular walk which encompasses three major peaks in the Yorkshire Dales. Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, the best-known hills in the area
The route can be started from several different points and covers 39.2km (24,5miles). The complete route can be viewed on map OL2 Ordnance Survey Explorer. The three starting points are Horton-in-Ribblesdale (BD24 0HE), Chapel-le-Dale (LA6 3AR), and Ribblehead (LA6 3AS).
Each of these hills can be walked as singular practice walks, a great way to improve stamina and strength.
With a height of 723m, one of the most popular peaks for its dramatic steep side, flat top with picturesque views from all aspects. It once had a circular defensive wall around it built by the Brigantes to fight the Romans. Another steep ascent is over quickly with breath-taking views, to a gentle descent into Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Make no mistake a tough challenge with over 1600m of ascent, 39.2km in distance, all to be accomplished within 12hrs. So, requiring an average walking speed of 3.5km/hr considering short breaks and a lunch stop.
It offers a great opportunity to test yourself, a real sense of achievement. Because it doesn’t matter how long it takes. Create a day to make memories with friends that will be spoken about for years to come.