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Yorkshire3Peaks 2024


On Sunday 26th May 2024 (May bank holiday weekend), we will be embarking on our 18th annual Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

This sponsored walk/trek covers 24.5 miles and goes across Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough; a total climb of 5,000ft. There is a choice of walk(s) for all – choose to do 1,2 or all 3 peaks.

For participants travelling from far, you need to make your own accommodation arrangements. We would encourage car sharing to reduce emissions.


Trek  Details

A rough guide to our event which we hold each year. The below is essential reading, including our disclaimer.


This sponsored walk/trek covers 24.5 miles and goes across Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough: a total climb of 5,000ft. There is a choice of walk(s) for all – choose to do 1, 2 or all 3 peaks. The Yorkshire Dales is one of the most beautiful regions of the UK. Spend a weekend and make a visit to Malham Cove, a natural wonder. Participants have also walked in the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Scottish mountains.

All age groups and whole families can enjoy hill walking. You will have ample time to talk and make new friends. Physical and mental health benefits will come your way. Yorkshire Three Peaks is a recognised challenge.


We use the following time to inform and guide the expectations and activities:

  • You must arrive by 6.25am for registration & there will be a briefing at 6.50am.
  • You will be able to meet fellow walkers and our designated guides.
  • Walks/Treks will start at 7.00am sharp.

Aim & Objectives

We have at the outset wanted newcomers and novices to try hill walking. Experienced and enthusiastic walkers should assist. Y3 Peaks is a challenge and walking 1, 2 or 3 peaks is not going to be easy for everyone. Most will experience minor aches, pains and tiredness. A few will find it hard and unpleasant and may not want to come back. Over the last few years many walkers have acquired leadership skills. Many more have gone on to foreign high altitude treks.

Some of these people would otherwise not have considered this kind of recreation. It has made a positive difference to their attitude and life style. On the back of this challenge is the fund raising for our charities. The response has been amazing to say the least.

Meeting Point

  • Take the A65 to Skipton and B6479 Settle, to Horton in Ribblesdale (Post Code BD24 0HF).
  • You will pass the National Trust car park on the left, over a narrow bridge, past the CROWN INN which is on the right side and the road turns sharp left over a second narrow bridge.
  • Car Parking fee is £4, please come ready with the correct change, or a £5 note handy to save time.

Clothing & Planning

You should be kitted out for a challenging trek. Weather conditions will change during the day. You could encounter hail, rain and mist making visibility difficulty. If it’s windy, it can get cold, and even colder on the summit. On the day, there will be hundreds of walkers.


On the day, you should be wearing:

  • Hiking boots. (If you don’t have any proper hiking boots, and you are only doing 1 peak, then please wear thick soled trainers. ‘Converse’ or other flimsy shoes will not protect your feet enough or keep you warm and dry.)
  • Hiking socks and thin liner socks.
  • Hiking trousers or tracksuit bottoms. Do not wear jeans – if they get wet, they won’t dry off.
  • A t-shirt, long sleeved top, or base layer. Avoid pure cotton clothes, as they can absorb sweat and won’t dry off.
  • A jumper or fleece.


You should be carrying in your day rucksack:

  • A waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, Gloves and a warm hat.

  • A map and carry in a plastic wallet to protect from rain.

  • Water, an isotonic drink, food and snacks.

  • A few plasters and blister plasters.

  • A torch and whistle.

Safety & Guidance

  • Familiarise yourself with the official Countryside Code of England and Wales. The Countryside Code, Respect other people. Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths. Protect the natural environment. Plan ahead and be prepared. Follow advice and local signs.
  • Always walk in a group. Minimum size is 4, so if one person is injured, one person stays with them and two people can go together to find help.
  • If you need assistance, you should keep walking ahead or back to the nearest checkpoint. You may have to wait for some time before help arrives.
  • On this route, even if by chance you do get lost, you will always be near a farm, pub, house, main road, etc. so don’t panic. Bank holiday is a popular time, so there’ll be lots of other walkers in both directions.
  • Remember, you can’t bring the city to the countryside. You might get muddy, wet, or lost for a while, but it’s all part of the experience of hiking.
  • Experienced Marshals will make the final decision about continuing the route on the day, based on weather conditions etc.

Newcomers & First timers

  • Read all our information and guidance
  • Do a web search on the Yorkshire Dales to obtain more background info.
  • Do some training before the event.
  • Acquire appropriate walking clothing and walking boots.
  • Follow instructions from Guides and Marshals.


Participation is at your own risk and by taking part you acknowledge and assume the risks inherent therein and further acknowledge that you are responsible for all your actions and fitness and health. You use any transportation arranged by the organisers at your own risk. The organisers are not responsible for the condition of the route and do not accept any responsibility for any injuries or illness.

Experienced Walkers

  • You should be able to pass on your knowledge and experience to newcomers.
  • You should be able to read and interpret Y3 Peaks map.
  • You can come forward to act as a Guide or Assistant Guide.
  • This will enhance your leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • The event depends on experienced walkers acting as guides on the day.



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