Yorkshire Three Peaks
Yorkshire Dales National Park
Three peaks. 26 miles. 7,000ft. 12 hours. Reach new peaks with St Barnabas and the rewarding Yorkshire Three Peak challenge!
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 route is extremely scenic and provides spectacular views of the stunning Yorkshire countryside.
How much does it cost?
The registration fee is £25, then you just need to raise £200 for St Barnabas – we’ll pay for your experience.
How long will it take?
The total distance of 23.5 miles, should take approximately 11-13 hours for fit walkers.
The challenge begins in Horton-in-Ribbleside early in the morning usually around 5am. The first peak, Pen-Y-Ghent, is the smallest peak of the challenge, standing at 691m, with spectacular views as you trek into the sunrise, it is a stunning way to start the challenge. The walk to the Pen-Y-Ghent takes approximately 2 hours. Once on the summit, you will have the chance to enjoy the breath-taking views of the area. As we near the famous Ribblehead Viaduct we reach our first checkpoint of the challenge, where we have time for a short break. It’s a long gradual climb to the summit of Whernside (728m) taking approximately 7.5 hours walking a total distance of 14.5 miles to this point.
Once on the summit, we will stop for a short break and a quick snack, before we begin the steep descent to Chapel-le-Dale, with 17 miles completed, we arrive at our final checkpoint of the challenge before our climbing our final peak Ingleborough (723m). At 19 miles and 10 hours walking, our final hurdle of the Yorkshire Three Peaks is in sight, slowly climbing the zigzag path to the summit you are rewarded with views across all three peaks. Our descent into Horton-in-Ribbleside should take us approximately 1.5 hours, arriving at our finish line for a celebration and a glass of bubbly.
How will we support you?
Once you are registered, we will support you all the way up to and including the event itself. You will be provided with a discount card for local sports and outdoor gear outlets, sponsorship forms, fundraising posters and fundraising/training support, as well as a nine-week training guide. You will be personally supported by our Challenge Events Fundraiser Mike Pastor as well as the event organisers.
How will your support help us?
Your sponsorship money will make a real difference to patients and families across Lincolnshire who are living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Your fundraising will help to ensure that St Barnabas Hospice can care for more patients and families near you, every day of the year.
For more information, contact Mike Pastor on 01522 540 300 or email email@example.com.
*To take on this challenge, you must be over 18 or over 16 accompanied by an adult.*