The Three Peaks of Yorkshire - 2011 OPEN CHALLENGE EVENT SERIES
All entries are via the online entries system, and your entry fee includes start and finish venue, full safety support, loan of mapping and route information, electronic timekeeping and results at the finish, BBQ if the weather permits (!), and medal for all finishers. Join our Yorkshire Three Peaks Facebook Group here.
Please CLICK HERE for full event and entry details, plus previous event reports.
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge dates still available: 11th June, 16th July, 20th August, & 17th September 2011
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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - GENERAL INFORMATION
Details about the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge of the three highest peaks around Horton-In-Ribblesdale, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The Three Peaks of Yorkshire is a circular challenge walk over some 25 miles and is normally attempted within a 12 hour period. Horton-In-Ribblesdale has a large visitor car park, a number of B&B's, bunkhouses and camping, and also the famous Pen-Y-Ghent cafe with it's antique challenge timing clock.
From the start at Horton, it's only a short walk up the steep climb to Pen-Y-Ghent summit. Following the Pennine Way for a short while on the descent, before heading across the Moss which is wet and boggy all year round. After High Birkwith, the route finds better ground underfoot, and the Ribblehead Viaduct comes stunningly into view. A short section on the road brings you into Ribblehead, with Public House and normally a hot drinks/food catering van. Perhaps an Ice Cream van in the summer..!
Follow the path north alongside the Settle to Carlise Railway with Blea Moor to your right, before turning left into the long climb up to the summit of Whernside. The route descends south now to Chapel-Le-Dale, where the farm shop serves refreshments, and the Public House is available for a pick-you-up if needed.
The correct route to Ingleborough requires some map reading skills as the path is not obvious in some places, but after another long climb, with a short, steep final section, you will see the summit shelter. The final descent back to Horton is long, but an easy and interesting walk. However, those with injuries or aches and pains may not fully appreciate this as Horton is seen in the distance...
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is the ideal training event for your National 3 Peaks, and makes a great weekend away in Yorkshire..! To enter an organised challenge, see the information below.
A full website can be found here: Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
Bespoke Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge ?
Merseyventure have been organising bespoke challenge events for charities, corporate organisations, and smaller private groups since 2000. The second most popular event is the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, and our knowledge and safety record for this challenge event are second to none.
If you are considering organising a Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge event and require some support or guidence - please visit this Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge information page...
We also have lots of feedback on our Facebook Group..!
Horton-In-Ribblesdale Location Map