Saturday 18 April 2020
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is one of Britain's best know challenge walks. Traditionally it is started from the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale and the mountains of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough are then ascended as part of one big circular walk, with the target to complete the challenge within 12 hours.
My fully guided version of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge eliminates some of the problems with doing it the traditional way. We meet at about 7:05am in Horton-in Ribblesdale where you can leave your car in the pay & display car park. We then get the train to Ribblehead and start our walk from there, ascending Whernside first, then Ingleborough, then descending back into Horton-in-Ribblesdale. From there we do a circular walk up onto Pen-y-Ghent and back.
The benefits of doing it this way are:
The distance of my version of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is only a little shorter than the traditional route at about 21 miles/33km, and the ascent is about the same at approximately 1,700 metres.
Other reasons to consider doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge with me are:
A good level of fitness, and previous experience of mountain walking is essential to attempt the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge. If you have any doubts about your fitness level, then I'd recommend booking onto one of my shorter trek training walks first to see how you get on.
The cost is £50 per person which includes the train fare from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead. Please book and pay below.
We meet at 7:05am in the main public car park in Horton in Ribblesdale. It's next to the public toilets. There isn't a post code for the car park itself, but the cafe about 150 metres away is BD24 0HE. The car park is a pay and display and costs £4.50 per day. At the other end of the village, the Golden Lion Hotel usually opens up the field behind for car parking which is a little cheaper, but allow 5 minutes to walk to the meeting place.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale has a few B&Bs and a pub that does accommodation. There is also a camp site. There are other villages nearby that also offer similar accommodation.