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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Take on the challenging yet incredible Yorkshire Three Peaks and summit Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in just under 12 hours – all to raise money for Birmingham Hospice.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is known as Britain’s classic hill-walking challenge, and we would love for you to climb not once… not twice… but three times with us this summer!

Led by a highly experienced and qualified mountain leader, you will set off on this circular route early in the morning to complete by the late evening.

Distance: 24 miles – 38.6km (circular route)
Ascent: Summit Pen-y-Ghent: 697 metres – 2286.7 feet
Whernside: 736 metres – 2414.7 feet
Ingleborough: 723 metres – 2372 feet
Time: Approximately 12 hours (total)
Start/Finish Point: Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Trek led by: Sky Blue Adventures

This trek is open to participants from the age of 12 or upwards (at the time of the event), with anyone under the age of 18 being accompanied by their parent/guardian. 

Trek intensity

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is deemed moderate to hard as a level of trek, meaning it is more challenging than the likes of Snowdon and Scafell Pike. It is however still very much achievable if you are ranging from reasonably fit, to someone who exercises often. The above timings may vary dependent on the teams’ fitness levels. The participants can be split into separate teams according to their ability, should this be necessary. If you have any concerns about whether this trek is suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch for more information from our trek leaders and what they would advise.

Route information

You will meet at Horton-in-Ribblesdale and begin the first climb of the day on Pen-y-Ghent. Once reaching the summit around midday, you will continue to the Whernside summit via the new path over Whitber Hill. The trek will then lead you towards Grain Head before following up to the second summit.

You’ll then descend a make your way through fields, along limestone paths and finally past the shakehole known as Braithwaite Wife Hole. The path then continues towards Ingleborough climbing gently at first and then steeply to reach the Ingleborough summit plateau.

You will then descend to circle back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

What does it cost?

Your £35 registration fee includes a place on the trek alongside fellow supporters and guide, unlimited fundraising support from our Challenge Event Officer and a free branded t-shirt. The deadline for registering has now been extended to 11:59pm on Wednesday 16 August 2023. Sign up now to not miss out!

Each participant will pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £350 when signing up. Your registration fee will help towards the overall cost of the trek. It’s your sponsorship that will make a real difference to individuals we support and care for. All participants will be asked to raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship before the date of the trek (you then have until 6 weeks after the event to raise the remaining amount). We are here to help you every step of the way in reaching your target and are happy to provide promotional materials to help fundraise, boost your fundraising page, and discuss new ideas.

Please note: the registration fee does not include transfers to/from the Yorkshire Dales or your accommodation.

If you have any question or would like more information on anything related to either of our treks or challenges, please do not hesitate to contact our Challenge Events Officer on 07854 012183, or email

Get in touch today to save a place on the trek!

Event details
9 September 2023
Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough
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