2018 UCrew take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

On July 14 2018 the 22 strong UCrew joined the UPojects mountain leaders and took on the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks, covering 24 miles of hiking with over 5,000 feet of ascent.

Supported by the UProjects leaders the team of walkers had been training throughout 2018 to achieve this goal, starting in early January taking part in a series of progression walks both locally in and around Oldham and building up to more mountainous areas including the lake District. The 2018 UCrew Active Health Outdoors projects was delivered and developed in partnership with Oldham Council`s Environmental Services 

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is a challenging and spectacular walk,the gang tackled rolling moorland fells and rocky terrain over steep ground, whilst enjoying the wonderful sights of the Yorkshire dales.

Within view of the start at Horton in Ribblesdale the first objective was reached, 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

Then descending from Pen y Gent wel walked through the scenery of the dales and took in the grandeur of the Ribblehead Viaduct with its 24 massive stone arches 104 feet (32 metres) above the moor, our next objective, peak 2, Whernside, with its summit at 736m/2415ft loomed in the background.

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

From here we descended back to Horton in Ribblesdale and all the team completed the challenge in under 12 hours.  


Alan Keane