Yorkshire Three Peaks Weekend

Yorkshire Three Peaks Weekend

Sep 01 2017

Sep 03 2017

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An exhilarating hike conquering Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough - a classic UK challenge over a manageable weekend so you can take time to enjoy the views.

This region was shaped by glaciers many thousands of years ago, and there are plenty of geological landmarks – striking limestone outcrops and unusual rock formations – to pique our interest as we walk. We will also see the famous Ribblehead Viaduct enroute, part of the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line. This is an extremely tough event over hilly landscapes; at 24 miles it forms an enormous challenge for walkers.


  • Summit the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire

  • Full weekend challenge giving extra time to enjoy the views

  • Complete package including food, accommodation & leaders


Day 1: Arrive Camp, Yorkshire Dales
We meet late afternoon at our campsite near Chapel-le-Dale, nestled between two of our three peaks. After dinner and a
thorough trip briefing we prepare our kit and get a good night’s sleep, ready for tomorrow’s strenuous challenge!

Day 2: Ingleborough & Whernside - trek approx. 12 miles (6-8 hours)
Today's highlights include:

  • Broad green dales criss-crossed with drystone walls

  • Ingleborough with its stepped shape due to its alternating layers of limestone, sandstone and shale

  • Dramatic landscapes with rocky outcrops and limestone scars

  • The famous 400m-long Ribblehead Viaduct, built in the 1870s

  • Limestone escarpments and outcrops

  • Whernside with its whale-back shape

  • Views across to Morecambe Bay to the west coast

Day 3: Pen y Ghent - Trek approx. 6-8 miles (4-5 hours)
Today's highlights include:

  • Walk along the Pennine Way

  • The distinctive stepped outcrop of Pen-y-Ghent

  • Views over Whernside and Ingleborough.

  • Time at the summit to take in the views

What's included

  • All food, accommodation and camping equipment

  • Transfers within trek

  • Leaders, cooks and drivers

  • Full vehicle support

  • Optional pick-ups or drop-offs from Horton in Ribblesdale Railway Station

Event Type

Active & Health > Walking

Event Address

, North Yorkshire

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