Yorkshire Three Peaks Day Challenge Event

Climb the three highest peaks in Yorkshire in under 12 hours.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Day Challenge Event

£75.00

Date: Saturday 18th May, 2019

This is a wonderful opportunity to hike the Yorkshire Three Peaks as part of a small group on Saturday 18th May.

It is a fully guided day event for a total cost of £75 per person and includes guiding by professional Mountain Leaders in small groups and celebratory meal at the end of the hike.  We also have a support vehicle for water stops, refreshments and spare clothes at two locations on the route.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24-miles long, and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent.

There are 8 day event places, plus we will be joined by 18 people staying at the bunk barn.  So you will be part of a group of about 26 in total, some of whom will be day hikers and some will be booked at the bunk barn for the weekend. We will all eat together at the end of the challenge, to celebrate our achievement.

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Description

For this Yorkshire Three Peaks day challenge on Saturday 18th May, 2019, we will be starting and finishing from the Broadrake Bunk Barn where we are based for our all inclusive weekend option.  The Barn is on the route, close to Chapel-le-dale and provides a great base for meeting up, food and relaxing after the challenge.

There are 8 places available as a Three Peaks day event, plus there will be 18 people staying at the bunk barn also on the hike. The reason for this is that we have just found that some people prefer to find their own accommodation and some prefer to book as a package.  So please be aware that you will be part of a group of about 26 in total, some of whom will be day hikers and some will be booked at the bunk barn for the weekend.  We will have two leaders, so we are likely to split the group into two at some point, to make smaller more manageable groups.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Day Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent(694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m), in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  This is actually the original Three Peaks challenge.

Three Peaks Day event - Yorkshire 3 peaks Whernside group

The Yorkshire Three Peaks day route is 24-miles long, and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent, there is no driving involved between the peaks and the aim is to complete the challenge in under 12 hours so walking in the daylight.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Day Event Support

This is a fully supported Yorkshire Three Peaks Day Event with a support vehicle providing tea/coffee/water and where you can store extra food/clothing etc so you do not need to carry everything.  We will also have two small groups each with a leader so you can be more closely matched in hiking speed with others, all this means maximising your chances of completing the challenge in 12 hours.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Day Event Cost

Total cost is £75 per person.  This includes guiding by professional Mountain Leaders in small groups, plus a support vehicle for water stops and refreshments at two locations on the route, plus evening meal on Saturday to relax and celebrate your achievement with your fellow hikers.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

This is one of the most popular challenges in the UK and can be used as a personal challenge for the pure fun and enjoyment of it, or to raise money for your own chosen charity.

It is a difficult challenge and should not be underestimated and you need to be fit to participate.  During the day we climb the three highest mountains in Yorkshire and there is significant distance to cover between them.

Three Peaks Day - Descending Whernside

We climb a total of 1,545m and we hike a total of 24 miles and the objective is to complete the route in under 12 hours.  We will be setting a schedule with the aim of completing the route in 10.5 hours, so this allows us some contingency for difficulties towards the end of the day.

We will start the challenge at 7:30 am, so you need to arrive around 7:00 to get parked and ready to set off.

Meals

Saturday dinner : a sit down dinner, something filling eg chilli and rice (vegetarian option available) and a desert.

Packed Lunch & Other Food

For the challenge itself you will need to provide your own packed lunch and bring your own favourite hill snacks and energy bars to supplement this.

During the day, water/tea/coffee will be available at each stop on the route.  You are free to store your packed lunch and other food in a marked container/bag with your name on it, for use at each stop and of course any other drinks you want to use on the day.  (Energy drinks for example!!!)  You can also store spare clothes, that you either take off during the day, or you might need as extra layers if the weather changes.

There will also be tea/coffee/snacks available when you finish the challenge

Facebook Group Information

We have also set up a Facebook Event Page so that anyone thinking about joining us, or who has already signed up, can share information about travel and/or car share plans.  We will also be posting regular updates and information about what to expect and how to prepare for the day on the Facebook Event Page.

Facebook Event Page Link

Blog Page for June, 2017 Y3P day

In June we completed the Y3P on one of the worst days of the year.  We are proud to say that the whole group completed the challenge in some truly awful weather and you can read about it here.

Blog Page for September, 2017 Y3P Break

In September 2017 we ran our Y3P weekend break and with much, much, better weather.  This is the link to the Blog Page for this break.

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Distance: 24 miles
Height gain: 1,545m
The walk is a very attractive and fun day out. Yes it is really!! The hills are all different in character and offer great views of the other mountains and valleys below.  The hiking between each mountain is also full of interest, including picturesque Yorkshire villages and the great Ribblehead viaduct.

However, it is a difficult challenge and should not be underestimated and you need to be fit to participate.  During the day we climb the three highest mountains in Yorkshire and there is significant distance to cover between them.

The hike is mainly on good paths throughout, although there are some rocky sections at the tops of some of the mountains.  There is one small section of easy scrambling near the summit of Pen-y-Ghent.

We will in effect break the walk into three sections, with a support vehicle about 1/3 of the way at Horton and then at a further 1/3 at Ribblehead before the final climb up Whernside.

Our route will take on the peaks in this order : Ingleborough (2nd highest), then Pen-Y-Ghent (the smallest but steepest of the three) and then finally Whernside (the highest, but the easiest ascent). By taking this route we also avoid all the crowds that leave Horton, the traditional start route early in the morning.

The support vehicle (our estate car really!) will be provided for you to store water, snacks, food and spare clothing for pick up, or drop off, on the route.

Yorkshire three peaks support car

This means you wont need to carry everything for the whole day from the start, which helps to maximise your chance of completing the challenge in the time.  It also gives you the option of dropping out and being returned to the start in the unfortunate event of injury or illness.

Yorkshire 3 peaks car support stop

 

As this is a day event only option, you need to find your own accommodation and then join us before the start at 7:00.  There is Bed & Breakfast and also hostel accommodation in Horton and also in other villages nearby.  We would recommend booking your accommodation as early as possible as things often get booked up well in advance.

Accommodation is not included in the day option, but an evening meal at the Broadrake Bunk Barn with the rest of the group, to celebrate after completing the challenge is included.  So you can relax with a meal and a drink at the end of the day.

There is a Facebook Event Page, so that anyone thinking about joining us, or who has already signed up, can share information about travel plans and maybe looking for car sharing.  We will also be posting regular updates and information about what to expect and how to prepare for the challenge.

Mountain Hikes 3 peaks Facebook Event Page Link.

Saturday
07:00 Arrival
07:30 depart for Challenge
18:00 – 19:00 return from challenge, tea, coffee, snacks available
20:00 dinner

Costs and Bookings

Total cost for the day event: £75 per person

To book, click add to basket and then checkout to pay by the total by paypal to confirm your place.

If we cancel or reschedule the event, refunds will be made.
If you cancel in advance of the event, a refund will only be made if the place is re-filled.

Includes: 
Professional Mountain leaders to guide you, small group size, water/tea/coffee at each stop, support vehicle. Evening meal at the end of the challenge.

Does not include:
Lunch, snacks, train or car travel, or accommodation.

Our start is from the Broadrake Bunk Barn near to Chapel-le-Dale.

You will need to make your own way to the start and your own arrangements for return at the end of the day.

If you are driving and would like to car share, or offer a lift,  or looking for a lift you can post through the Facebook Event Page.

 

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