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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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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