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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk

  • Pen-Y-Ghent Cafe Horton in Ribblesdale Settle BD24 0HE (map)

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Join the UPojects mountain leaders and take on the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks, covering 24 miles of hiking with over 5,000 feet of ascent.

A challenging and spectacular walk, you will tackle rolling moorland fells and rocky terrain over steep ground, whilst enjoying the wonderful sights of the Yorkshire dales.

We will meet in time for a 06.00 start at The Pen-y-ghent Cafe which has been the starting point of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walk for many people over the years. The café operates a clock-in/out system to time, and aid the safety of walkers. A clock card machine records the start and end time of walkers. Those completing within a 12 hour period are invited to join the Café's 'Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club'.


Within view of the start at Horton in Ribblesdale is your early objective, the first peak, Pen-y-Ghent .From the summit at 694m/2277ft you will enjoy spectacular views of the full route that will fill your day

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Descending from Pen y Gent you will walk through the scenery of the dales and take in the grandeur of the Ribblehead Viaduct with its 24 massive stone arches 104 feet (32 metres) above the moor, your next objective, peak 2, Whernside, with its summit at 736m/2415ft looms in the background.

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From the summit of Whernside you will see the striking appearance of Ingleborough your final peak, with its summit at 723m 2372ft.

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From here we descend back to Horton in Ribblesdale for much needed and well earned refreshments to celebrate your day’s achievement.

This is a classic challenge walk and many people take it on to raise money for their chosen charity, why not make it a team event with friends or work colleagues.

Earlier Event: 11 July
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Later Event: 25 July
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