What’s the itinerary?
After a kit check and introduction, we start walking from Horton-in Ribblesdale at around 7.30am. We will head straight up Pen-y-Ghent, one of Yorkshire’s most iconic silhouettes, before descending moorland to Ribblehead. After passing directly alongside the iconic Ribblehead viaduct (perhaps via the snack van!) we then follow the Settle-Carlisle railway line for a while before diverting off to Yorkshire’s highest point, Great Whernside, at 736m above sea level. From here we have fantastic views of our third and final peak, Ingleborough. We drop back down to valley level where a special walker’s cafe is available.
If any group member wishes to withdraw from the challenge at any time, they can. Your guide will also be carrying all the necessary safety equipment.
It’s a short sharp climb onto Ingleborough’s ‘hill fort’ summit for some of the best 360-degree views in the country. We then begin the steady descent down back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale where the cafe and pubs await our weary but satisfied bones! All in all, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge is 24 miles (39km) long with 5200 feet (1600m) of ascent and descent.
There are pubs and public transport from both valley stops in between peaks back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
There is a range of accommodation in the Horton-in-Ribblesdale area and it is served by the Settle-Carlisle Railway with regular departures direct from Leeds.
Please read our Terms and Conditions Prior to Booking
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge FAQs
How much does it cost?
This is a full day and the challenge can take between 8 and 14 hours to complete.
As this challenge takes place away from our site at How Stean we require a minimum booking of £240 for the first 2 people then £45pp there after.
- Guidance across 3 of the Highest Peaks in Yorkshire
- A Friendly, Professional, Highly Qualified Guide
- All Safety Equipment
How fit do I need to be?
You will need a medium fitness level to participate in this activity, as the challenge takes about 12 hours to complete across rough and even terrain going up and down steep hill sides.
Why choose How Stean Gorge?
You will be safely cared for by our professional experienced Mountain Leaders who have an extensive knowledge of the local terrain and area.
Can I take the whole family?
Of course! As long as each family member has the capability to endure the challenge. This is an ideal choice for a Corporate Event, Stag Do or Hen Party with a difference.
What is the minimum number of people I can book?
There is no minimum number for this activity.
Where do we meet?
We meet at the public car park in Horton-in-Ribblesdale at 7am. This allows for time before we start to complete medical forms.
Medical Consent Form
Your instructor will provide you will a Medical / Consent Form on arrival. For a young person under the age of 18 this this need to be completed by the parent or guardian.
What do I need to bring?
To complete the challenge of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, it is vital that you have suitable footwear, adequate clothing for the day’s prevailing conditions and waterproofs.
You also need sufficient food and drink for an energetic 12+ hour day. A full kit list will be sent prior to your day/event.