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The Three Peaks

A true classic, taking in the three most famous peaks in the Yorkshire Dales. At around 24miles in length with a mile of ascent this is a great challenge!

Ingleborough (723m), Penyghent (694m) and Whernside (736m)…..probably the most well-known and loved of the Yorkshire Dales’ mountains, and rightly so! A walk to take in all three summits on a single day is a truly special and varied day out. At around 24 miles in length with nearly 1 mile of ascent, it is a challenging undertaking, but one which is well within the capabilities of any reasonably fit, determined and equipped walker! Steph and Mike are keen and experienced ultra-distance runners having completed such events as the 108 mile Spine Challenger Race and 82 mile Dales Way challenge, and so know a thing or two about long distance challenges and how to prepare for them.​

With our office located only 10mins drive from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, the Yorkshire Dales Guides staff are often to be found walking and running on the three peaks and so know them extremely well. It is this knowledge combined with our extensive experience of organising three peaks walks for both individuals and large groups, and our dedication to providing a highly professional service which means you can be sure of a great day out on the Yorkshire three peaks walk with us.​

Ingleborough from the flanks of Pen-y-ghent
The famous Ribblehead viaduct with Ingleborough looming behind
On the final leg of the Yorkshire Three Peaks
Ingleborough from the wonderful limestone pavements of Scales Moor
About to set off on the Yorkshire Three Peaks
On the summit of Ingleborough.....5miles to go :-)

Yorkshire Dales Guides Three Peaks events can be either 'supported' (i.e. a support vehicle and YDG staff member meets you, your group and our guides at road crossings to provide water, first aid, extra food etc) or 'unsupported' (i.e. you will be joined along the route by YDG guides only). In both cases, a bespoke made certificate of completion can be provided if required.

Tackling the Yorkshire three peaks in a single day is not the only option though. You may prefer to tackle each peak on separate days over a long weekend, or walk the route over a more leisurely 2 days, or even start from your accommodation, for example, in Ingleton as opposed to the traditional starting point in Horton in Ribblesdale. Whatever your desires, we’re here to make it work and a memorable experience (in a good way…..of course!).

Have already completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk and fancy a different challenge? Then why not try an alternative three peaks circuit taking in Birks Fell (610m), Buckden Pike (702m) and Great Whernside (704m) from the beautiful village of Kettlewell. Get in touch for more information!

Handy Tips: If you’re thinking about doing the Three Peaks, get your accommodation booked as early as you can! Even a year in advance is not too early due to the popularity of the route. Consider doing it in early May or towards the end of September when the weather can still be very good and the days reasonably long, and also consider doing the route on a mid-week day (e.g. Friday) when it is likely to be much quieter!

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