24/04/2021 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
If you’re after a challenge then this could be for you!
We’re really excited to launch The Yorkshire Three Peaks taking place on Saturday 24th April 2021
This classic challenge involves summiting the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough with a target time of under 12 hours. The route is 24 miles and includes over 1500 metres of ascent. Almost a marathon of walking!
You arrive early morning at Horton-in-Ribblesdale to meet the team and in time for an introduction and briefing about the event with your leaders. After this you will set off and climb Pen-y-Ghent (691m). Throughout, you will be able to enjoy fantastic views across the lovely Yorkshire countryside. From Pen-y-Ghent, there is a big stretch of walking as you make your way towards the next peak and where your legs will start to feel the challenge!
After a break for lunch, you ascend the highest point in Yorkshire (Whernside, 728m). Once on the summit of Whernside this represents roughly the half-way point of the challenge, with only one more peak to complete. There is a steep descent to tackle first though before reaching the next refreshment point, which is not for the faint hearted.
Ingleborough(723m) is the third peak with a tough steep but enjoyable ascent. It is the most challenging climb of the day and you are rewarded with spectacular views. The challenge finishes by taking the long gradual descent from Ingleborough back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, where you can have some much needed food and have the opportunity to shower and change before departing. The walk takes most groups anywhere between 11 and 13 hours to complete depending upon conditions and the ability of the group but the target is to complete it in 12 hours.
This event is fully Covid compliant and you will be walking in a 1 leader to 5 walker ratio.
We ask you to pay £25 registration fee and raise £175 in sponsorship, with every penny supporting patient care at the Hospice