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The Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge

1 Days, 0 Nights

All Tour Prices Are Discounted When Booking with 2 Or More Registered GoKo Travellers!

1 Days, 0 Nights

£ 69

Per Person
All Tour Prices Are Discounted When Booking with 2 Or More Registered GoKo Travellers!

About the tour

Walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks in one day is a great challenge and a must-do on many people’s tick list. The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is a 25-mile circular including 1500m of ascent and descent and the aim is to complete it within 12 hours. Handily the start begins with a good leg-loosener as we set out along a fairly easy gradient for three miles with the distinctive anvil shape of Ingleborough, our first peak, in our sights. Gradually we gain height as we follow the snaking route upwards. The summit offers panoramic views across the Dales and on to Morecambe Bay and the Lakes, a fitting point for a short breather and a ponder on author Alfred Wainwright’s opinion of Ingleborough: “Good Yorkshiremen do this climb as a duty to their inheritance – and find it a pleasure, as will all ‘foreigners’ too.” Then armed with a jelly baby or two to top up the energy reserves we begin our second ascent to Yorkshire’s Everest – Whernside at 736 metres. This hulk of a hill again provides lovely views. As we descend the reasonably easy slope you’ll be able to see across to the Ribblehead Viaduct perhaps marvelling at the skills of the engineers and the sheer grit of the 2,000+ workers that built the structure back in the 1800s. In fact the viaduct is a half-way milestone for us before we begin the long low level stage along tracks and field paths towards our final peak of Pen-Y-Ghent (694m). Newly-restored paths provide relief for tired legs and before you know it, we’re at the summit, leaving just a short but steep descent and a final wander across some fields back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Tour Summary: The Need-To-Knows


Starting Location: Norton in Ribblesdale
Finishing Location: Norton in Ribblesdale
1 Days Accommodation
0 Meals Included
N/A Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18+ (age range)
Physical rating = 5/10
Best suited for - Groups
Starting Location: Norton in Ribblesdale
Finishing Location: Norton in Ribblesdale
1 Days Accommodation
0 Meals Included
N/A Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18+ (age range)
Physical rating = 5/10
Best suited for - Groups
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Tour Itinerary


You will check into your hotel/ bunkhouse late afternoon, before meeting your local guides and having your trekking briefing. Once you are all settled in, we will take you to the local pub for supper.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is a 25-mile circular including 1500m of ascent and descent and the aim is to complete it within 12 hours. Handily the start begins with a good leg-loosener as we set out along a fairly easy gradient for three miles with the distinctive anvil shape of Ingleborough, our first peak, in our sights. Gradually we gain height as we follow the snaking route upwards. The summit offers panoramic views across the Dales and on to Morecambe Bay and the Lakes, a fitting point for a short breather and a ponder on author Alfred Wainwright’s opinion of Ingleborough: “Good Yorkshiremen do this climb as a duty to their inheritance – and find it a pleasure, as will all ‘foreigners’ too.” Then armed with a jelly baby or two to top up the energy reserves we begin our second ascent to Yorkshire’s Everest – Whernside at 736 metres. This hulk of a hill again provides lovely views. As we descend the reasonably easy slope you’ll be able to see across to the Ribblehead Viaduct perhaps marvelling at the skills of the engineers and the sheer grit of the 2,000+ workers that built the structure back in the 1800s. In fact the viaduct is a half-way milestone for us before we begin the long low level stage along tracks and field paths towards our final peak of Pen-Y-Ghent (694m). Newly-restored paths provide relief for tired legs and before you know it, we’re at the summit, leaving just a short but steep descent and a final wander across some fields back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. NOW IT IS TIME TO CELEBRATE! Jump in the shower before we take you for your last supper in the local pub.
Breakfast will be severed before check out. We will arrange a bus to drop you off at the local train station.

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation
  • 02 Breakfasts / 01 Lunch / 02 Dinners
  • Fully qualified local mountain guides
  • Sweets and snacks
  • Drnk
EXCLUSIONS
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra energy drinks and snacks
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Personal equipment
Tour Details
Essential tour information

HOW TO FUND YOUR CHALLENGE

To get started on your challenge, you’ll need to pay your registration fee and pick your payment plan. You can choose to fundraise or self-fund your trip. Please contact us to get started.

There are 2 different fundraising options for you to choose from:

1. Self-Funding Option: 

You can choose to self-fund this trip if you like. Whichever funding plan you choose (either Self-Fund or Minimum Sponsorship), a registration fee is  required. For the self-fund option, this will be due at sign-up.  The self-funding option does not require participants to reach a “target figure”. The Individual, group or corporate team would simply set out to raise as much money as possible for the cause.This option takes pressure off hitting an exact "target amount" and all money raised (regardless of how much), would be sent directly to the charity a few weeks before the trip.

2. Minimum Sponsorship Option: 

To get started on your challenge, you’ll need to pay your registration fee and  then  fundraise  on  behalf  of  your  chosen  charity.

When taking on a challenge with us,  we  promise  full  transparency,  therefore,  you  can  be rest assured that all of the money that you fundraise throughout the year will go directly through to the charity that you choose  to support. Once you hit that fundraising target and your place on the challenge is confirmed, your charity will use this money to cover the remaining costs of your challenge. All of our challenges operate on a minimum 50:50 cost ratio and 100% of any Gift Aid or money that you raise above your fundraising target will stay with your charity.

The  remaining  balance   of  the  trip  will  be  due 56 days  (8  weeks)  prior  to  the  event.  

With the minimum sponsorship option, we suggest 2 different fundraising options:


Option 1: Independent Fundraising - Here, it would be the responsibility of the individual participant to raise money for a cause. It would be their job to agree a “target figure” (amount) with their chosen charity and would be their obligation to collect all funds no later than 56 days prior to the tour start date. Of course, GoKo will point all individuals in the right direction and will even help set up fundraising pages with the charity. 

Option 2: Collective Fundraising - Here, all participants will work together to reach a “target figure” as a team. For example, if a group of 20 people signed up to an agreed challenge, all participants would collectively aim to reach the target figure agreed upon as a whole. 

This option takes pressure off the individual and allows the group to work together to reach the agreed target. Here, the 56-day cut-off would still apply. 

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Walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks in one day is a great challenge and a must-do on many people’s tick list.

Our guides have organised this fully-guided event for years, so they know exactly what’s needed to help our guests accomplish the fantastic achievement of walking 25 miles through stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery which includes summiting the trio of peaks – Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-Y-Ghent.

Three great peaks and 25 miles’ walking in 12 hours…. 

Right let’s get things straight from the start – this is no ‘walk in the park’ (well actually it is as we’re in the Yorkshire Dales National Park) but it’s a toughie and demands an early start.

However, the reward for that early start is the chance to hike through stunning scenery and enjoy a full day in the company of a small bunch of fellow challengers, while achieving something that many people will frankly think you’re a bit bonkers for doing.

Don’t be too daunted though – as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness and can dig deep for a bit of extra grit and determination it’s perfectly achievable.

To ensure you not only achieve, but enjoy the challenge, we take the logistics hassle including route-finding away so all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other. Our guides are also very adept at providing the necessary morale-boosting when it’s needed!

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The Route

The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is a 25-mile circular including 1500m of ascent and descent and the aim is to complete it within 12 hours.

Handily the start begins with a good leg-loosener as we set out along a fairly easy gradient for three miles with the distinctive anvil shape of Ingleborough, our first peak, in our sights.

Gradually we gain height as we follow the snaking route upwards. The summit offers panoramic views across the Dales and on to Morecambe Bay and the Lakes, a fitting point for a short breather and a ponder on author Alfred Wainwright’s opinion of Ingleborough: “Good Yorkshiremen do this climb as a duty to their inheritance – and find it a pleasure, as will all ‘foreigners’ too.”

Then armed with a jelly baby or two to top up the energy reserves we begin our second ascent to Yorkshire’s Everest – Whernside at 736 metres.

This hulk of a hill again provides lovely views. As we descend the reasonably easy slope you’ll be able to see across to the Ribblehead Viaduct perhaps marvelling at the skills of the engineers and the sheer grit of the 2,000+ workers that built the structure back in the 1800s.

In fact the viaduct is a half-way milestone for us before we begin the long low level stage along tracks and field paths towards our final peak of Pen-Y-Ghent (694m).

Newly-restored paths provide relief for tired legs and before you know it, we’re at the summit, leaving just a short but steep descent and a final wander across some fields back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Please note: There are two opportunities en-route to buy refreshments including hot drinks. However, there are no guaranteed these water stops or cafés will be open, so you will need to bring sufficient water (a minimum of 2 litres per person) and plenty of food.

If open, there is the farm shop after Ingleborough (the first hill) and a refreshment van parked in a layby after Whernside (the second hill), but there is no guarantee either will be open.

Bring some cash just in case.

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