The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is one of the UK's most highly-regarded walking achievements. This 25 mile hike is not for the faint hearted - although rightly called a challenge, it is definitely do-able with an experienced guide! Tackle over 5,249ft of ascent and descent over 12 hours with a qualified mountain leader by your side to help you every step of the way. A support car will be provided to drive you between the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, so you can relax and enjoy the Yorkshire countryside.
This incredible challenge will see you completing a 25 mile circuit of three peaks (Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough) within 12 hours, starting and finishing at the same point. These peaks form part of Pennines and stand at the head of the Ribble valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so you can also be sure (weather permitting) of some stunning scenery.
There will be a number of leaders involved, so if you are slower than others in the group you will not be holding them up - or be in any danger of being left behind - and although the aim is to complete the trek within 12 hours you will be able to take it at your own pace! There will also be a support car at your disposal to support you (or your team) throughout the day. as well as checkpoints at both road crossings supplying hot/cold drinks, snacks and water refills along with full first aid support.
The challenge is completed the opposite way to most groups to as it makes for a less crowded, more enjoyable experience. And the famous bog comes at the end of the day rather than the beginning (so you won't start with soggy boots). You will receive a certificate of completion - perfect for showing off!
This experience is available at North Yorkshire:
North Yorkshire (North) - Settle
This voucher is valid for 10 months. This package is for one person. Minimum age is 15. Customers should allow 14 hours for the experience, but safety takes priority over speed. All participants are advised to train for the event as a decent level of fitness is required. The event is fully guided by qualified mountain leaders who will ensure your safety and give you the best chance of completing this challenge. Don’t forget to wear warm clothes, sturdy boots, a head torch and a hat and gloves - please check with the supplier for a full kit list. Hot/cold drinks and water refills will be provided at checkpoints. All dates are subject to availability.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Experience
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A very demanding challenge for a 60 year old like me but did enjoy it. fantastic feeling coming into car park at the finish. The support we had was excellent and cant thank them enough without them it would not be possible. I met some very interesting people from all walks of life which made the day go better.
30 June 2014