Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

The Yorkshire Three Peaks, in the Yorkshire Dales, represents a challenge for the keenest of walkers. To scale three mountains in two days is no mean feat! 

This is a tough and rewarding weekend in steep, rugged country, offering an unforgettable sense of achievement. 

Detailed Itinerary: 

Day 1: 

Meet late afternoon at the campsite near Chapel-le-Dale. After dinner and a thorough trip briefing, you'll prepare your kit and get a good night's sleep. Ready for tomorrow's strenuous challenge! 

Day 2: Ingleborough & Whernside: 

After a good breakfast, you will set off walking south through green dale, criss crossed with dry stone walls. Ingleborough's stepped shape - due to it's alternating layers of limestone, sandstone and shale rises before you. Whernside, the second peak dominates the landscape behind you. Once you pass through the village of Chapel-le-Dale and soon reach the base of Ingleborough. As you climb, you'll take in the views and the impressive sight of the Ribblehead Viaduct. 

You then descend along a ridge to the valley below, where you walk parallel to the Settle - Carlisle Railway, enjoying a flattish section. 

You pass through Ribblehead at the head of Chapel-le-Dale, where you can admire the Viaduct from close quarters. From here, you can also see the distinctive whale back shape of Whernside. Passing through various limestone enscarpments and amazing scenery, you gradually begin your ascent. Following a slabbed path all the way to the summit, you may find the last section steep but your efforts are rewarded with the incredible views. On a good day you can see across to Morcombe Bay on the West Coast. After a short break, you descend off the mountain and trek the short distance to camp, to enjoy a great evening meal with your fellow trekkers. 

Trek is approx: 12 miles (6-8 hours) 

Day 3: Pen-Y-Ghent - Depart. 

A short 15-20 minute drive takes you to Horton in Ribbleside where you will take the Pennine Way towards your third and final peak - the distinctive outcrop of Pen-y-Ghent. As you ascend, you will have excellent views back towards Horton. Clear, well worn paths lead you to the summit. When you get there, you will enjoy some time and take in the views before ascending and looping round Horton once more. You will say goodbye to your new friends and the incredible scenery and head home, taking a huge sense of achievement with you. 

Trek is approx: 6-8 miles (4-5 hours) 

Discover Adventure reserves the righrt to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons, should local conditions dictate. 

We offer 2 payment methods on this Challenge. These are:

Fundraising: Raise the set fundraising target of £550.00 and provided that you send this to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip departure date your charity will pay the Trip Cost.

Full Payment: Pay the £275.00 Trip Cost yourself and donate 100% of your fundraising to Brighter Futures.

Sign up here:

More information on the trip can be found here:

Kit List


Training Guide

For more information please email gwh.fundraising@nhs.net