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Open Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Each year, we run six Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge events which are open to all—participants can optionally raise money for any charity, without a minimum fundraising obligation.

On our Open dates, bookings are welcome for individuals and groups of any size. We walk in groups of about ten, each with a mountain leader, to guide and navigate for you as required. You're welcome to filter up or down amongst the groups to suit your own pace.

We begin the Challenge soon after 6.30am in Chapel le Dale (free parking provided), walking the route anti-clockwise — Ingleborough first, then Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside last. We finish at the same place in Chapel le Dale.

£70 per person — including a £14 deposit to secure places

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  • Itinerary

    6.15am

    Meet in Chapel le Dale.

    We include free parking in Chapel le Dale, at the camp site next to The Old Hill Inn. Postcode for start/finish parking: LA6 3AR.

    6.30am

    Safety briefing and team introductions.

    Start the challenge at around 6.45am, as each group is ready to set off.

    Approx. 8am

    Summit of Ingleborough.

    Approx. 10am

    Arrive in Horton-in-Ribblesdale — first water stop. Toilets available in the village.

    Approx. 11.30am

    Summit of Pen-y-Ghent.

    Approx. 2.30pm

    Ribblehead Viaduct, stop for second water top-ups. Toilets available at The Station Inn pub.

    Approx. 4.45pm

    Summit of Whernside.

    Approx 6.45pm

    Target time to complete the challenge! We finish the challenge where we started, in Chapel le Dale, next to The Old Hill Inn — excellent food is available here if you fancy it.

  • Kit list

    Essential

    • Walking boots
    • Walking socks (and spares)
    • Mid-sized backpack
    • Lightweight walking trousers
    • Sports top
    • Waterproof jacket and trousers
    • Warm hat
    • Sun hat
    • Gloves
    • Head torch / hand torch

    Suggested

    • Walking poles
    • Sun cream, sunglasses

    On this organised event, your mountain leader will navigate for you if and when required, so you don't need to bring a map or compass.

Included

Mountain guides to walk with you and lead you around the route.

Support vehicles to provide refreshments at two stopping points, and a safe means to retire from the walk if required.

Water top-ups — at our two stopping points, ensure you top-up your water bottles from our supplies.

Certificates of completion handed out afterwards

Free parking next to our start/finish point.

Not included

Accommodation isn't included, as preferences vary. Please see our list of recommended accommodation.

Food — we provide water top-ups throughout, and refreshments at our second stop, but you'll need to bring food for the day.

Travel to Yorkshire

By car, travel is via the M6 then A687, or A65 from the Kendle or Leeds direction.

By train, there are regular services to Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Ribblehead, with lovely views. Settle Taxis are a local firm — 01729 822219.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Open Yorkshire Three Peaks events.

Open Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge dates

Date Availability Price per person Bookings
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp
10+ places available £70pp

If you can't make one of these dates, we can organise private events throughout the year.