Join us for a daring hike to the Yorkshire Three Peaks! One of the toughest and most adventurous routes in England covering a distance of 40km and summiting 3 mountains in one day!
The hike offers spectacular far reaching views and challenging rugged terrain and is set within the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route climbs a total of about 1500m of ascent with a few steep sections.
This is the toughest and most challenging hike Outdooraholics do and is not for beginners!
• Undertake this famous and formidable 40km hilly challenge
• Small group of just 12 hikers
• Build your own weekend trip around this day hike
• Challenging hiking experience in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park
• Climb Whernside - the highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales at 736m
• Enjoy spectacular views across the Yorkshire Dales National Park - on a clear day we can also see the Lake District and the sea
• Hike guided by Colin - a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Rescue Man who has run this route many times with groups
• The perfect challenge to set yourself for 2017
Photos: All photos were taken on our previous trip here so represent the actual views that you'll see from the hikes that we do
The three peaks to be climbed are Pen-y-ghent (694m or 2,277 ft), Whernside (736m or 2,415 ft) and Ingleborough (723m or 2,372 ft) with each peak offering a different degree of difficulty. We will do the most popular hike starting in the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale and the hike is around 26 miles (40Km) long with a total of about 4,700 feet (1,500 m) of ascent.
The initial ascent of Ingleborough passes large areas of limestone pavement before the path steepens and gets rockier as you reach the flat summit with its ancient fortifications and views across Morecambe Bay and on a clear day the Lake District. A steep descent eventually leads to the hamlet of Chapel le Dale and the gradual climb to the top of the second peak, Whernside, the highest point in North Yorkshire. The route back down takes you alongside one of the wonders of the industrial revolution, Ribblehead viaduct (built in 1874, 400m wide and using 1.5 million bricks)! There now follows a long hike through fantastic limestone scenery before a steep climb up to the top of Pen y Ghent and then a quick drop down the front (with some easy scrambling) back to Horton. A very fine challenge but also a very good hike.
Collin, who is a Mountain rescue man and a very experienced and qualified Mountain Leader, will be running this trip.
We'll meet at Horton car park (20m south of BD24 0HF on B6479) at 8am from where we will start the hike - please buy a parking ticket to cover all day.
Planned end time of between 6:30pm to 8:30pm if all goes well (depending on pace).
Click here for a Street view of our meeting point: goo.gl/kfbjqh
Or here for a map: goo.gl/ij7qC2
We will stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. Because this is such a long day please also bring lots of snacks and maybe a 2nd meal as we will be out for likely 10 to 12 hours
Distance, Difficulty and Terrain
Distance: 39 km
Grading: Challenging >click here for details<
Ascent: Approx 1500 metres
Terrain: Tough, steep hills, rocky ground in places
Walking time: About 12 hours of actual walking
Cost and Payment
The hike is £36.00 per person.
What to Bring
• Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear (ideally hiking boots) >click here<. Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended
• Water (at least 3 litres)
• Packed lunch/picnic and snacks
• Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike
Transport, Accommodation Address and Start Time
You need transport to and from the start point. We cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements, but to help you arrange this, we have set up the following lift share forum discussion. Please contact people via this forum and post here if you can offer or need a lift or if you plan to hire a car (5 or 7 seaters can be rented across London at good prices) and split costs:
Safety and Terms and Conditions
Your safety is paramount to us and this hike is led by a trained hike leader (most of our hike leaders are Mountain Leader trained as a minimum) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider with extensive hike leading experience. A First Aid kit is carried and the hike is well known to the hike leader.
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