3 Peaks Challenge Course
We will see the famous Ribblehead Viaduct enroute, part of the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line. This event costs £75 to participate in and lasts three days – one day to reach camp and prepare, one day to cover Ingleborough and Whernside, and one day to cover Pen y Ghent and return home. This event is a Level 2 trip, meaning that it will require some long days over tough terrain, with a solid level of fitness, stamina, and determination.
This event is for advanced walkers, as it covers approximately 24 miles over hilly landscapes, involving steep ascents and descents. You will spend three long days trekking over rugged terrain. Day two will entail approximately six to eight hours of walking over twelve miles, while day three we’ll cover six to eight miles, taking between four and five hours. And remember, this isn’t a race! Events are a team effort, their purpose is to help everyone achieve their individual unique fitness goals.
Charity Walk Course Information
Day 1: Arrive at campsite and meet your group. Our campsite is located between two of the three peaks we will be tackling, near Chapel-le-Dale. No walking will take place today; instead, we’ll go through thorough briefing and prepare our kits for the next day’s arduous challenge. After dinner, it’s time for a good night’s sleep.
Day 2: Tackle Ingleborough and Whernside. Make sure you get in a hearty breakfast before we depart! First up is Ingleborough, which rises in layers of limestone, sandstone, and shale. We’ll have to cross through the village of Chapel-le-Dale to begin our ascent. A crooked pathway leads us to the top, from which we can catch views of the Ribblehead Viaduct, an artifact of the 1870s. Then, we can get a closer look at the Viaduct as we catch glimpses of Whernside and its distinguishable whale shape. Getting to Whernside is the steepest section yet, but it’s rewarded with astounding views of Morecambe Bay. A steep descent off the mountain gives way to a fairly short trek home, and a well-deserved meal!
Day 3: We’ll trek down Pennine Way towards the final peak of the trip – Pen-y-Ghent. As we head up steep stone steps and worn-down paths, we’ll see views of the peaks conquered yesterday – Ingleborough and Whernside. Don’t forget to you’re your time at the summit, really taking in the amazing scenery. Heading down, we’ll take a path that loops us back around to Horton, concluding our three-day adventure. Heading back to camp unfortunately means saying goodbye to the friends made over the last couple of days, but we hope to see you again soon!