Join us on this Yorkshire 3-peaks challenge with a twist. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a walking challenge with the circuit normally starting and ending at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, visiting the three highest peaks in Yorkshire: Pen-y-Ghent (691m), Whernside (728m), and Ingleborough (723m) – in that order. We’ll be doing this challenge over two days with a wild camp in the middle to really experience the great outdoors (but we’ll have some great food, hot chocolate and other little luxuries to enjoy!).
Meeting place, Horton in Ribblesdale. Tuesday 5th, 10am to register. Pen y ghent cafe.
· We aim to set off walking for 11am (yippee a lie in!)
· The route will start by heading up to Pen-y-ghent, and across towards Whernside.
· We will have a strategically placed vehicle en route where we will pick up our sleeping bags, evening meals, and any further supplies needed.
· Once camp has been established part way up on Whernside, it’s time to eat, or weather and group dependent head upon to Whernside itself, hopefully for some good sunset pictures. Hopefully if its a clear night we’ll be able to enjoy a hot drink under the stars.
· Morning will see us breakfasting on the hill, packing away tents etc, and heading back down our route so excess kit can be dropped off, then we’ll pick up the 3 peaks route and head up onto Ingleborough.
· From the summit of Ingleborough we’ll complete the final 5 miles to return back down to Horton in Ribblesdale and then celebrate our achievement in the Pen-y-ghent cafe.
· Pub?? Pint?? Cafe?? Hot chocolate?? The choice is yours, and then depart.
Tuesday – Wednesday 5th & 6th April
Thermal base layers for evening
Good sturdy walking boots
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Fleece or micro fleece
A warm layer as a spare
Down jacket if you have one or fleece layers
Walking socks and a spare pair of socks
Suitable hill clothing, quick drying, ie, a base layer t-shirt or long sleeved top, thin fleece,….no jeans! Please ask us for advice if unsure.
A complete set of clean clothes to change into afterwards, this route is a bit boggy!
Rucksack – 35 – 50ltr
Sleeping bag – 3 or 4 season
Sleeping bag liner (if you have one)
Tent (if you have one, we have tents if you need one, please let us know)
Walking poles if needed
At least 2 litres of fluids, water or squash. We can fill up if required partway round.
Some small snacks, flapjack, chocolate etc
A bit of change for the farm cafe part way round if you require a hot drink etc.
A sense of humour!!! Essential. 🙂
This walk is graded HIGH INTERMEDIATE
All our walks are Graded so it makes it easier for you to understand the intensity and level of walking we’ll be doing. Below is a description of each:
For beginners or those that enjoy lower level and shorter walks, an average of 3-4 hours walking per day with plenty of breaks.
These walks are suitable for anyone who has done some walking in the past, or does some form of weekly exercise. Some steeper gradients may be involved but there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for a break. Average of 4 – 6 hours walking per day.
Longer walks/treks with some steep gradients and possibly some scrambling, sometimes at higher altitudes (trekking in Europe or Africa). An average of 6 – 8 hour walking, longer if completing a challenge, no technical skill required but a good level of fitness is required.
This is a guideline only, if you are unsure whether you could complete a walk with us or would just like to clarify some information, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email.