Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – Guided Day Walk

  • Location North East
  • Duration 1 day
  • Price £45.00 per person
  • Hiking
  • Bucket list
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Adventure Highlights

We’ve organised this fully-guided event for years so we know exactly what’s needed to help our guests accomplish the fantastic achievement of walking 25 miles through stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery which includes summiting the trio of peaks – Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-Y-Ghent. As well as organising the logistics, our winning formula for getting challengers through the day is to guide a small group and make it a friendly occasion with plenty of encouragement on tap whether it’s in the form of handing out jelly babies or simply a timely: ‘you can do it’! Therefore if you’re after a toughie either as a fundraising charity event or for your own personal goal-setting reasons, then read on! Three great peaks and 25 miles’ walking in 12 hours…. Right let’s get things straight from the start – this is no ‘walk in the park’ (well, actually it is as we’re in the Yorkshire Dales National Park) but it’s a toughie and demands an early start. However, the reward for that early start is the chance to hike through stunning scenery and enjoy a full day in the company of a small bunch of fellow challengers, while achieving something that many people will frankly think you’re a bit bonkers for doing. Don’t be too daunted though – as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness and can dig deep for a bit of extra grit and determination it’s perfectly achievable. To ensure you not only achieve but enjoy the challenge, we take the logistics hassle including route-finding away so all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other. Our guides are also very adept at providing the necessary morale-boosting when it’s needed! In a nutshell: - Bask in the knowledge you’ve completed a glorious hiking challenge - Enjoy a ‘reet’ grand time in Yorkshire’s countryside. - Feel safe knowing you’re being guided by fully qualified mountain leaders who also happen to be first aid trained (in the rare event something happens)

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 06:30

The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is a 25-mile circular including 1500m of ascent and descent and the aim is to complete it within 12 hours.
Handily the start begins with a good leg-loosener as we set out along a fairly easy gradient for three miles with the distinctive anvil shape of Ingleborough, our first peak, in our sights.
Gradually we gain height as we follow the snaking route upwards. The summit offers panoramic views across the Dales and on to Morecambe Bay and the Lakes, a fitting point for a short breather and a ponder on author Alfred Wainwright’s opinion of Ingleborough: “Good Yorkshiremen do this climb as a duty to their inheritance – and find it a pleasure, as will all ‘foreigners’ too.”
Then armed with a jelly baby or two to top up the energy reserves we begin our second ascent to Yorkshire’s Everest – Whernside at 736 metres.
This hulk of a hill again provides lovely views. As we descend the reasonably easy slope you’ll be able to see across to the Ribblehead Viaduct perhaps marvelling at the skills of the engineers and the sheer grit of the 2,000+ workers that built the structure back in the 1800s.
In fact, the viaduct is a half-way milestone for us before we begin the long low-level stage along tracks and field paths towards our final peak of Pen-Y-Ghent (694m).
Newly-restored paths provide relief for tired legs and before you know it, we’re at the summit, leaving just a short but steep descent and a final wander across some fields back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

End time 18:00

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Other Pre-event:
    • Support and back-up from the Large Outdoors team, from booking through to challenge.
    • The largest selection of open and guided Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenges, allowing you to choose a date that suits you.
    • Full access to our training guides, blogs, kit lists and discounts at a variety of nationwide outdoor stores.

    On the day:
    • A qualified Mountain Leader to guide you every step of the way.
    • Our leaders are all first aid trained
    • They are there to ensure you get the most of the day, from pointing out flora and fauna to offering you moral support when you need it most.
    • Sociable walking group, make friends whilst helping each other through the challenge, our guided Yorkshire Three Peaks are perfect for solo challengers, groups, friends and couples.
    Post Event:
    • Completion certificate.

What you'll need to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food Bring your own food
  • Drink Bring your own drinks.


Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Starting point:

Penyghent View, Horton in Ribblesdale, Settle BD24 0HE, UK

Adventure leader

Large Outdoors

Large Outdoors