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Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Probably the best known walk in the Dales, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge traditionally starts from the village of horton and takes in the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order. Alternative starts are Ingleton, Chapham or Ribbleshead. The Three Peaks Challenge involves returning to your starting point to fully complete the Challenge.

The peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The YorkshireThree Peaks are::
Pen-y-Ghent 691 metres (2,278 feet)
Whernside 728 metres (2,455 feet)
Ingleborough 723 metres (2,377 feet)

Most walkers would start with Pen-y-ghent, from the village of Horton in Ribblesdale where ther is a large ca park and toilets. There is  option of checking in and out at the Pen-y-ghent Cafe, who the enrol "first-timers" (who complete within 12 hours) in the  Peaks club.  For the distance: 25 miles (40.2 km) expect to be walking for 8-14 hours, depending on your level of fitness. The walk includes  1,672 metres  of ascent, obviously coming in 3 big chuks!

Any of the 3 Yorkshire peaks can be undertaken as part of our day walk programme. Thees walks will include an introduction to the map and navigation skills.

The Yorkshire Dales is much more than the 3 main peaks,  why not come along and find out more about the Dales?