Three Peaks Challenge

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Peak 1: Ingleborough

Ingleborough is the second-highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, England, at approximately 2,372 ft. A large part of Ingleborough is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the National Nature Reserve.

It is the home of a new joint project, Wild Ingleborough, with aims to improve the landscape for wildlife and people. There are several popular hillwalking routes to its summit. The most frequently used starting point is the village of Ingleton, about 4 miles (6 km) to the southwest. An ascent from here is about 7+12 miles (12 km) there and back.

Peak 2: Whernside

Whernside is the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, and is the highest point in the county of North Yorkshire. The summit lies on the county boundary with Cumbria. It is the fifteenth most prominent hill in England.

Whernside forms a long ridge, running roughly north-east to south-south-west. The mountain is 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Ingleton and 6 miles (10 km) north of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. On a clear day, the views from the summit to the west can be spectacular, with views of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay, including (with the aid of binoculars) Blackpool Tower, around 40 miles (64 km) away.

Peak 3: Pen-y-ghent

Pen-y-ghent is the lowest of the 3 peaks, at 2,277 feet. A short description of your service. It lies 1.9 miles (3 km) east of Horton in Ribblesdale. It has a number of interesting geological features, such as Hunt Pot, and further down, Hull Pot. The waters that flow in have created an extensive cave system which rises at Brants Gill head.

It lies 1.9 miles (3 km) east of Horton in Ribblesdale.[3] It has a number of interesting geological features, such as Hunt Pot, and further down, Hull Pot. The waters that flow in have created an extensive cave system which rises at Brants Gill head.


The most important thing is to enjoy it and get around safely. Joe will set a pace according to the group and the weather on the day – for your safety Joe doesn’t ever commit to a timeline!

You MUST wear walking boots or shoes and trousers that ARE NOT jeans. If you don’t have walking boots or shoes and appropriate trousers or shorts I won’t let you start. I would always recommend a walking boot for the additional ankle support it gives. 

YES! Bring a packed lunch and plenty of snacks. I’d recommend that you don’t eat or drink anything on the day that you haven’t tried in training – it’s often a long way to the toilet if something disagrees with you!

There’s some places for refreshments on the way but often places are busy so please plan to be as self-sufficient as possible.  

We will always find time to top up water bottles – so bring a refillable bottle.

Children (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult and please be aware it is a long and challenging day. Please contact me before booking if you wish to bring a child under 18. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead throughout the day – no exceptions will be made.

Yes – starting at around 0700 will mean a toilet break in Horton at about 1030 and Ribblehead around 1430 and again at the finish in Chapel-le-Dale.

Why Choose Us?


Joe spent his early adulthood in the Royal Navy and was often on the road moving from place to place. He has significant experience working on mountainous terrain and is fully qualified.


Joe, your Three Peaks Challenge tour guide, has the skill and experience to ensure your safety at all times. With an outdoor sports First Aid qualification and full insurance, you can be sure of a safe hike!

Unique Route

We carefully select a route to ensure it is both challenging and enjoyable. We also choose training terrain within an hour or so of anywhere in the UK so you’ll approach the event itself knowing you’ll be successful!

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