Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Weekend Break

A weekend break in comfortable accomodation to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Weekend Break


Dates: Friday 15th June to Sunday 17th June, 2018



This is a fully inclusive weekend break to hike the Yorkshire Three Peaks for a total cost of £155 per person.  The break includes two nights accommodation, all meals plus guiding by professional Mountain Leaders in small groups.  We also have a support vehicle for water stops and refreshments 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.

We will start and finish the hike from the bunkhouse which is near the Ribblehead viaduct and we then head up Ingleborough as our first peak.

On Sunday, there will be an optional leisurely hike around the spectacular Ribblehead viaduct which also will be guided.

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For this Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge weekend, we will be based in a lovely recently converted bunk barn of Broadrake right on the main hiking route.  Saturday will be a fully guided hike around the Three Peaks route and Sunday there will be an optional leisurely hike around the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct.  Meals and accommodation are included from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime.

Yorkshire Three Peaks - Broadrake bunkbarn

Our accommodation at Broadrake dates back to the 17th century and is a former farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park lying at the foot of Whernside.  Along with other farms and isolated dwellings it is part of the scattered community of Chapel-le-Dale with the nearest village being Ingleton some 4 or 5 miles down the dale.  We have sole use of the bunk barn for our group and we have total of 20 places available.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks 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 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 Whernside

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Support

This is a fully supported Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 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 Challenge Cost

Total cost is £155 per person.  This includes two nights accommodation, all meals, guiding by professional Mountain Leaders in small groups.  We also have a support vehicle for water stops and refreshments at two locations on the route.  On Sunday, there will be a short local hike around the spectacular Ribblehead viaduct which again will be guided, for those who feel up to it.

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.


Yorkshire Three Peaks pen y ghent

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 are close to the summer solstice, so will have plenty of daylight, but we will start the challenge at 7:30 am to give ourselves plenty of time to get round.


Friday evening : dinner on arrival before 9pm (typically pasta)
Saturday breakfast : self serve : cereals, toast, yoghurt, fruit, tea, coffee, juice
Saturday lunch : make your own lunch from supplies for sandwiches/bars/fruit
Saturday dinner : a sit down dinner, something filling eg chilli and rice (vegetarian option available) and a desert.
Sunday breakfast : self serve
Sunday packed lunch : make your own from supplies

Packed Lunch & Other Food

For the challenge itself, we will provide things for you to prepare a packed lunch -sandwich/bars/fruit etc.   We would recommend bringing some of 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

Sunday breakfast and Sunday lunch : as before

Yorkshire Three Peaks Day Hike Option

We also have a limited number of spaces (6) for this as a day event only , so these people will also be joining us on the hike and for dinner.

Click here for the day hike option.

The day event is an option if you would like to book your own accommodation eg a local bed and breakfast, or would like to camp, or if you live locally and can drive over in the morning without the need for accommodation.

Facebook Event Page 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.  The link to the Facebook page is below:

Facebook Event Page

Blog Page for June Y3P day

In June 2017 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 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, farms and the great Ribblehead viaduct.

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



Our group will be staying at the Broadrake Bunkbarn near Chapel-le-dale.  This is right on the route after the final descent from Inglebrorough, so we will start and finish from here.

Broadrake bunkbarn

We have sole use of the bunkbarn which was only converted a few years ago and so is very up to date inside whilst retaining some of its original features.  Originally it was a farm built in the early 1700’s.   It sleeps 18 in 4 rooms and is well maintained, nicely furnished and well equipped.

broadrake bunk room

There is also a cosy lounge with sofas and a great dining area.

Broadrake dining and lounge area

The bunkbarn has a farmhouse kitchen that has everything we need and a dining space for us to have our meals.

All bedding and towels are provided.  There is a suite of showers and toilets on the ground floor.
There is also a large drying room outside for us if needed, and also picnic/garden/bbq area outside if the weather is good.  It is the equivalent of a small hostel with extremely good facilities.

Wi fi is available but please note that mobile reception in the area is not good.




Arrivals from 18:00
Simple pasta dinner available for those who arrive before 21:00
Make packed lunch for challenge day

The latest we would recommend you arrive is by 21:30 so that you have time to settle in, make your packed lunch for the next day, and get an early night.

06:30 – 07:15 Breakfast
07:30 depart for Challenge
18:00 – 19:00 return from challenge, tea, coffee, snacks available
20:00 dinner

Sunday : a more relaxed day!!
08:30 – 09:30 breakfast
10:00 – depart for short hike for those who want to**
10:30 – those remaining need to be checked out of the bunkbarn
13:30 – return from hike, tea/cake/coffee available
1400 : departures

** please pack your bag before you leave for the shorter hike and store away, it can be collected upon our return


Total cost for the weekend break : £155

To book your place, click add to basket and then checkout to pay £35 deposit by paypal.  Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.

The balance payment of £120 will be due 8 weeks before the event by bank transfer, and your place is only confirmed once full payment has been received.

Bank Details 

Bank Account     Mountain Hikes
Sort Code            40 40 01
Account No         02406950
(please quote ‘Y3P’ and your name)

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

We pre-book and pay for all of the accommodation months in advance, so appreciate prompt payment of the deposit and balance.

Accommodation for 2 nights, all meals, Professional Mountain leaders to guide you, small group size, water/tea/coffee at each stop, support vehicle.

Not included:
Train, or car travel to the accomodation

Our accommodation is near the Ribblehead Viaduct, where there is a railway station, and this is an option to travel to and from Yorkshire by train.

Optional train times are given below from London, but these trains can also be picked up from other locations along the route.  Please use Trainline, or similar to plan your journey by train.

Arriving Friday 15th June

depart London Kings Cross 15:35, arrive Ribblehead 19:24
depart London Kings Cross 16:33, arrive Ribblehead 20:42

We can offer a free pickup for these 2 suggested trains.

Departing Sunday 17th June

depart Ribblehead 14:23, arrive London Kings Cross 18:28

We can drop you off at Ribblehead for this train after the Sunday hike

(please note there are only 2 trains on Sunday, the other leaves at 18:28 and gets back to London at 23:08)

We would highly recommend booking your train ticket in advance at www.trainline.com

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


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