Beginners with good fitness
When to go
All year round
This adventure takes place near Horton in Ribblesdale (North Yorkshire), a small village with pubs and a café. If you’re looking for a true British challenge, then completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks has to be on your hit-list. 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 the Pen-y-ghent cafe in Horton in Ribblesdale at 7.00am. 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!
Andy Mumby began exploring the British hills as an adventurous teenager and has since become an expert in organising outdoor challenges. Fanatical about the outdoors and a qualified Mountain Leader, he loves taking people to wild places. In his free time he can be found rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking...so not the one to rest much!
Optional extras include having a support vehicle (with tea/snacks included) for an extra £150. If you want to go as a group of more than 10 people then an additional guide can be arranged for an extra £140.
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless you're 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 Andy Mumby.
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Kit for borrowing
- Advice on kit needed
- Transport during the adventure
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Car to Horton in Ribblesdale
London to Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a 4 hour drive via the M40 and M6 or alternatively the M1.
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.
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.
For a cheap, family run campsite then Holme Farm in the centre of Horton in Ribblesdale is the place to stay, from £7/person, with lovely new showers and toilets. Call 01729860281.
Eight of us embarked on a six day hike of the Dales Highway last June. Our walk leader Andy had planned the route and selected the places where we were to stop and arranged the accommodation, all which provided us with excellent food and hospitality. We followed the Dales High Way path, the views and scenery were fantastic, Andy was very knowledgeable of the area and he gave us an interesting commentary as we went along our way. We will use him again and we would have no hesitations in recommending him to other walk groups.
My first experience of walking was with Andy when we went up Catbells, and can honestly say that it was an amazing and pleasurable experience. Andy kept me motivated when I when I was finding parts difficult and to get the top and see the views and have such a sense of achievement was brilliant. Thank you Andy and look forward to many more walks.