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.
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.
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.
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.
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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