Yorkshire Three Peaks
This is a great event for groups of four walkers. It makes excellent training for other walking challenges such as the National Three Peaks, is a good introduction to challenge events and with local accommodation available before and after the walk this makes a very enjoyable weekend for all.
Three Yorkshire Peaks - Twenty Four Miles - Twelve Hours
This challenge starts and finishes at Horton-In-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire. Walkers first head for Pen-Y-Ghent (691 metres) utilising parts of the Pennine Way, then head over to Ribblehead via the local Mosses which cover the low Dales. Then continue alongside the Settle to Carlise railway, before starting the climb to the summit of Whernside (728 metres). Following that you drop down to Chapel-le-Dale, before the final climb of the day up to Ingleborough (723 metres). Finally, the long walk back to the finish at Horton!
Most walkers aim to finish this 24 mile challenge within 12 hours. The challenge involves some 5,000 feet of ascent and descent, and good basic navigation may be required in poor visibility when crossing the mosses and on the summit areas.
You need to have a good basic level of fitness and stamina, as this is nearly the same distance as a marathon! You will be walking on some very muddy and uneven ground and should have some basic walking experience, and of course, you should be well prepared for a rapid change in weather conditions.