Beginners with good fitness
When to go
All year round
This adventure takes place in Horton in Ribblesdale (North Yorkshire), a small village which has pubs and a café to prepare people for it's walking and mountain activities. If you’re looking for a hugely rewarding British challenge, then completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks is for you. Overcoming the 24 miles of rough terrain and 1,585m of ascent in under 12 hours is a formidable feat!
On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at 7.00am at your accommodation. From there you will walk over to the start line. Let the challenge begin!
The route will see you ascend the mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These lofty peaks form part of the Pennine range and shouldn't be underestimated. You'll need to be determined and a decent level of fitness is needed.
All in all this is a fantastic option because it has all the features of a serious endurance event, without any of the hassle or costs. It's very easy to organize and requires minimal kit.
We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date, then book your accommodation. Definitely do some training and break in those new walking boots. Adventure sorted!
A southern exile now based in the beautiful Pennines, Colin Woolford lives a life in the mountains, where he can run, walk, climb or MTB all for fun, or in a race. For him the outdoors wins every time. As an experienced Mountain Leader, he loves sharing this environment with his groups. You'll definitely benefit from his enthusiasm as you undertake this challenging event.
Optional extras include pickup from the station if you're travelling up by train (for groups of four or less).
The guide would ideally like to meet you at your accommodation the night before to go over the plan and check everyone has what they need.
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Colin Woolford.
- Kit for borrowing
- Option for pickup from bus/train/airport
- Advice on kit needed
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Train to Horton in Ribblesdale
The journey takes around 3 hours 50 mins. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds and then change for Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Car to Horton in Ribblesdale
London to Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a 4 hour drive via the M40 and M6 or alternatively the M1.
Where to stay
For a clean and cosy country inn hotel experience then The Crown Hotel (Horton-in-Ribblesdale) is a great option, from £50/person. Call 01729 860209.
For a bunkhouse or single room B&B experience then The Golden Lion Hotel is a great option (BD24 0HB), from £12/person (bunk) or £55/person (private room with breakfast). Call 01729 860206.