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Yorkshire Three Peaks Weekend

3 days
Grade 3

About the challenge

Pioneering challenge
Pioneering Challenge

This region was shaped by glaciers many thousands of years ago, and there are plenty of geological landmarks – striking limestone outcrops and unusual rock formations – to pique our interest as we walk.  We will also see the famous Ribblehead Viaduct enroute, part of the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line.

This is an extremely tough event over hilly landscapes; at 24 miles it forms an enormous challenge for walkers.

Dates & prices

Departs Days Charity Availability Registration fee   Fundraising target   Payment option  
14 Jul 2017 3 Open challenge Spaces £75 + £490 Or £245 Book now
01 Sep 2017 3 Open challenge Spaces £75 + £490 £245 Book now
13 Jul 2018 3 Open challenge Spaces £80 + £500 £250 Book now
31 Aug 2018 3 Open challenge Spaces £80 + £500 £250 Book now

The itinerary


Scale three peaks in two days
Stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales
Unforgettable sense of achievement

Concise Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at campsite and meet group

Day 2: Tackle Ingleborough and Whernside

Day 3: Complete the challenge with Pen-y-Ghent; transfer back to camp and depart

What makes it demanding?

Steep ascents and descents over rugged terrain
Challenging environment
Long days trekking

Discover Adventure reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate.

Detailed information

What's Included

The tour cost includes all meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 3, and two nights camping. Full trip support of experienced Discover Adventure leaders and support crew. A packed lunch is included for the day trek, plus water and snacks at the check points.

What's Excluded

The tour cost does not include travel to Yorkshire, personal travel insurance (optional), extra food, drinks, souvenirs or personal items.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation is based on twin share tents, in a campsite with good facilities. Being vegetarian or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem provided you let us know well in advance. If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat you may wish to bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply. Please feel free to ask us for advice.

Crew and Trip Support

Your trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders. Our leaders are selected for their experience in harsh wilderness environments, knowledge of travel in remote areas, friendliness and approachability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises. You are in very safe hands with a Discover Adventure leader. The number of crew and support vehicles looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but at Discover Adventure we pride ourselves on our high leader: trekker ratio and believe it leads to greater trip enjoyment as well as excellent trip safety.

Preparing for the challenge

Trekking Information

The full 24-mile walk should take approximately 11-13 hours for fit and strong walkers; others should allow longer. It is not an event which should be considered without proper training. You will trek approximately 24 miles on this trip overall. Because of the varied terrain, it’s more useful when training to think about the hours you need to walk for, and the type of terrain you will be trekking over! We trek mainly on grassy and well-maintained gravel paths but there are some stony tracks and small tarmac roads; some sections may be muddy and wet. There are steep inclines both up and down. This is not a competitive event! You can go at your own pace, but if we are concerned about you being able to finish the distance safely, we will recommend you stop early. We are always happy to talk through the trip in more detail with you if you are worried about your fitness at any stage.


Even in the summer months we can be exposed to rain, strong winds and storms. Be prepared for any weather! This is a long day-trek and you will need appropriate, good quality footwear and clothing to cope with the weather conditions and complete the challenge.


We insist that you have had a tetanus injection in the last 10 years.