A great team challenge in North Yorkshire.

A classic UK walking route climbing Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough on the way. With over 4,500ft ascent across the 3 peaks the walk is by no means a small challenge.

We've organised this event for small business groups looking for a good team building exercise all the way up to school groups bringing 100+ students. Get in touch to discuss how we can make this event work for your group.

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Key Facts



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A 24 mile circular walk starting in Horton in Ribblesdale. The Three Peaks walk climbs (unsurprisingly) 3 fells, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in and counterclockwise circuit. The route has a total of 4,654ft of ascent with gradients reaching a 30% maximum.

Walkers typically begin the event between 6-9am with an aim of completing the route in anywhere between 8 and 12 hours.

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Horton in Ribblesdale

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Horton in Ribblesdale is the traditional location to start the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Walkers will start early morning completing the circular walk ascending the peaks on their way. Walkers are expected to arrive back at Horton in Ribblesdale anywhere between 8 and 12 hours of starting.


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Starting the Yorkshire Three Peaks from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and walking in the traditional counterclockwise direction, Pen-y-ghent is the first peak to be ascended.

Pen-y-ghent is the smallest of the peaks standing 2,277ft tall.

Ribblehead Viaduct

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Ribblehead Viaduct is perhaps, ignoring the peaks, the most recognisable view across the whole of the Three Peaks route.

The viaduct marks the start of the ascent of Whernside where participants will ascend a little under 1,400ft.


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Whernside is the second, and also the tallest, of the peaks. It stand 2,415ft tall, a grand total of 43ft shorter than Ingleborough.

The ascent of Whernside begins a little way after reaching the bottom of Pen-y-ghent with the ascent being a little over four miles long.

Hill Inn

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The Hill Inn marks the final road crossing on the Three Peaks route. Almost as soon as you reach the inn the 2 mile ascent of Ingleborough begins. Once you've passed here there is no turning back.

For those having a tough day and not wanting to continue, participants can easily be collected from the Hill Inn and returned to Horton in Ribblesdale.


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Ingleborough is the last of the three peaks standing 2,378ft tall.

Upon arriving at the bottom of Whernside walkers very quickly begin the steep ascent of Ingleborough. The ascent of Ingleborough is the shortest and steepest of the climbs.


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Hero Wellbeing take to the hills

A tough day on the Yorkshire peaks.

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Sedbergh School pupils tackle Yorkshire Three Peaks

​Brathay’s ‘Transforming Young Lives’ appeal boosted by Sedbergh School pupils’ Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

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