Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk

On this challenging 25 mile long circular walk you will take in Yorkshire’s famous three peaks; Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Not for the faint of heart, this is a popular charity challenge walk, and for good reason, you’ll need to be very fit, and make sure there’s plenty of daylight too.

Ribblehead Viaduct, visible on much of the route

The Route

  • Start Point: Horton-in-Ribblesdale
  • Finish Point: Horton-in-Ribblesdale
  • Distance: 25 miles

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Walk Description

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The route for the Yorkshire Three Peaks starts in the civil parish of Horton in Ribblesdale.

This walk first heads to Pen-y-Ghent climbing 694m to the summit via Brackenbottom Scar.

The route then descends along the Pennine Way taking in, Tarn Barn, Horton Scar, Jackdaw Hill and Hull Point before continuing to the second peak, Whernside.

Ascending 736m to the summit of Whernside via Ribblehead Viaduct you pass Blue Clay Ridge, Little Dale Beck and Force Gill where you will see a series of waterfalls.

You will descend through Broadrake, Philpin Lane and Low Hill before tackling the final ascent and the third of the three peaks, Ingleborough.

After climbing 723m to the summit the route descends back down to Horton in Ribblesdale where you began.

Are you taking on the Three Peaks?

Let us know about your walk or challenge in the comments below. If you’d like to raise money for charity through your work or office challenge, you can do so here.

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