The Yorkshire Three Peaks route

The three peaks of the Yorkshire Three Peaks are arranged in a triangle, with the River Ribble and two minor B roads between them. The total walking distance is 39.2km (24.5 miles).

The Yorkshire Three Peaks includes, Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The route can be started from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead or Chapel le Dale, and is a circular route finishing at the same point.

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL2 is the map required for the complete route.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Start Points

There are three possible start points for the Yorkshire Three Peaks, and you can walk either clockwise or anti-clockwise. The postcodes for these start points are:

  • Chapel le Dale — LA6 3AR (limited free parking, usually quiet)
  • Horton-in-Ribblesdale — BD24 0HE (lots of parking, £4 for the day, very busy at weekends)
  • Ribblehead — LA6 3AS (some free parking)

Travel to Yorkshire

Walkers can travel to Yorkshire by car or train. Parking is available at each start point, some free, and some costing up to £5 per day.

For those travelling by train, there are local stations in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead and Clapham. We recommend for saving money on tickets booked in advance.

Buy maps

For Yorkshire maps, patches, badges and medals, please see our online shop.

Yorkshire Three Peaks route

Markers show the start/finish point and the two refreshment points on our Open Yorkshire Three Peaks events.

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Yorkshire Three Peaks GPX route downloads

For GPS routes in the GPX format, please see below — routes are included for the three start locations.