The Yorkshire 3 Peaks

y3p groupRegion: Yorkshire Dales

The Challenge: To complete the circular walk of the Yorkshire 3 peaks (Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough) in 12 hours. 

Distance: 38km (23miles)

 

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is set in some of the best scenery the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. The 23 miles in 12 hours is achievable for most but is by no means a push over.  This is an absolute classic mountain challenge.

 

You can take part in this challenge with a team of friends or collegues on a date that suits you or by joining one of our open events, listed in the bar on the right of this page. We can also put on large multi-team events for bigger work places and charities.

 

Book on a Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

 

If you have a team through your work or other social group we can run this event just for you by either accompanying your teams around the route or by simply meeting them at check points along the way. Groups of under 18's (school groups for example) will need to be accompanied by us on this event.

 

 

 

The accompanied event

Each team is accompanied by a Mountain Leader who can guide you round the course as well as be on hand to deal with any incidents that should arise. Our support vehicle will meet up with you at various points with refreshments.

 

The cost of the event will depend on how many people you can get to join in. The prices below cover Mountain Leader cover and a support vehicle. IF you are able to provide your own support vehicle then we will be able to reduce the cost, just ask for a bespoke quote.

 Number in Team Cost per team member
7-9 £60
10-13 £55
14-18 £50
19+ £45

 

You can chose for us to cater this event (providing packed lunches in addition to snacks at checkpoints) at a price of £5 per head. We aim to provide for dietry requirments on request, including vegetarian, vegan, halal etc.

 

The unaccompanied (checkpointed) event

If you are confident in your navigating skills (the route is quite straightforward for those with the appropriate skills and experience) you may opt to go out in your own teams with our role being to run checkpoints and respond to any incidents. We would meet you at various points on the route and provide refreshments at vehicle checkpoints. Again we can provide other services if required but the basic costs of running the Yorkshire 3 Peaks as a checkpointed event are the same as the accompanied event. The difference is that you have a higher level of independence, for example you can sort yourselves out in to smaller teams to enable you to move faster to get a good time.

 

You can chose for us to cater this event (providing packed lunches in addition to snacks at checkpoints) at a price of £5 per head. We aim to provide for dietry requirments on request, including vegetarian, vegan, halal etc.

 

View our Yorkshire 3 peaks downloads page for a full description of the route and GPS tracks

 

The route in a nutshell

The route starts in the village of Horton-In-Ribblesdale and follows paths and minor roads for a short while before beginning the climb to the first peak, Pen-y-ghent (694m). This is followed by its gradual descent, and then a few undulating miles to High Birkwith where you will meet the the first vehicle for refreshments.

 

There follows a straightforward section which takes you to the foot of Whernside, near the famous Ribblehead viaduct (pictured), and the second stop at the vehicle for refreshments. From here it is a long but straightforward climb to the summit of Whernside (736m) and then a shorter, steeper descent to the third vehicle check point at Chapel-Le-Dale.

 

The route now crosses the road and takes a footpath through limestone pavements, where, if you have the mental energy you may appreciate the beauty and importance of this unique habitat, before the path steepens as you climb the final mountain, Ingleborough (723m). From here it is a long, scenic, and for some at least, enjoyable, walk back down to Horton.

 

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Challenge Event Feedback

"The staff were absolutely fantastic in every way. They were very professional and excellent with the (quite lively) kids. The 2 trainees were also fantastic. We can't praise them all highly enough.

 

The kids had a great day and are all so proud of themselves. Some of them have never left Nottingham before and some of them turned up with just a carrier bag and a pair of trainers ... The positive impact of the achievement on these kids is huge.

 

Thank you so much."

Jayne
Jubilee House Christian School

 

"The booking process was really straightforward. Andy got back to our request really quickly and was able to tailor the challenge to our exact requirements; reducing the cost of the walk considerably meaning more of our fundraising could go towards our appeal!

I am so glad we decided to go with Lupine Adventure rather than trying to take on the challenge alone. Andy and Nick’s knowledge of the route ensured we felt at ease throughout the challenge. Andy and Nick were seen as part of the team, rather than as instructors who were separate from our group.They were fantastic at keeping our moral up throughout the entire challenge, especially at our lowest points and I’m sure we wouldn’t have completed the walk in 10.5 hours without them! If we were ever to take on a similar challenge in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Andy. "

Laura Stafford
Coaching for hope

 

"We just wanted to say we thought Siobhan was absolutely brilliant on Saturday when she got 11 of us up to the Snowdon Summit. We all had such an amazing experience and will never forget it. Siobhan was so encouraging and helpful and there is no way we would have made it without her I'm so glad we booked a guide! We chose to come down a different way which was amazing as we got to see some awesome scenery and to experience two different paths.
We will not hesitate to use you in the future as we are already planning our next trip."

Lucy and all the staff at Eggars school.

 

"Just want to say thanks to the excellent #3yorkshirepeaks guide Andy from @LupineAdventure great person and excellent professional"

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Both Charlie and Trev showed good leadership skills and were very helpful to all members of Team Age UK.

 

I have no hesitation in recommending Lupine Adventure Co-op and the excellent service they provide, to any other group who are doing a similar challenge event.

 

Andrew Fearnley Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees.

 

"We were a mixed mostly corporate group of 20 who wanted to walk the Welsh 1K. Andy Godfrey (Lead ML) set up a great route and we were joined by ML's Patrick and Richie on the day. Everything about Lupine was professional. Not only did Andy and his team do what they said they were going to do, they made a tough day enjoyable. When difficult decisions had to be made they didn't abrogate to the group leader, they took them finding the right balance. Our group had a fantastic time and will use Lupine again on next years challenge without hesitation. "

Hugh

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