Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge / unofficial weekend

Direct Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins & John Ireland.

24.0 mi


**This challenge walk will be done in 2 separate groups from the Start. Steve will be leading the first group and the walk will be done at a pretty reasonable pace and John will lead the second group which may be done at a slower pace**


The Classic Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, a truely great walk.
Starting at the cafe in Horton In Ribblesdale, we'll quickly start the ascent up Pen-y-ghent(694m) which includes a little mild scrambling and than have a bit of a long low level walk until we reach the Ribblesdale Viaduct and start to climb Whernside(736m). The ascent is long and gradual but offers great views (sometimes!) and the descent is quite steep and quick. After a quick toilet break at the makeshift cafe, we'll head towards the final peak of Ingleborough(723m). The climb is steep and tough but once we're at the top that's the end of the climbing for the day. Once we leave the summit, it's all downhill as we head back towards Horton In Ribblesdale.

Accommodation (at 2 pubs) and camping is available at Horton if required but it's advisable to book early. There will be a number of us booking the Fri/Sat nights at Holme Farm campsite 01729 860281.
Although it's a meet at the walk start, please email me if you need possible transport or if you can kindly offer transport and I'll do my best to help - steverawlins79@gmail.com
This is a tough challenge so reasonable fitness is required and full waterproofs are vital (regardless of the forecast).
There is a drop out point in Ribblesdale where you can get the train back to Horton.
There are several pay and display car parks near the walk start - Penyghent Cafe.
This is a tough challenge and, due to the distance, we'll need to walk at a brisk pace so reasonable fitness is required and full waterproofs are vital (regardless of the forecast).

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.

07:20 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Horton In Ribblesdale, Pen y Ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough, pub

17-6-2017 07:10 17-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge / unofficial weekend Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkhire, BD24 0HE MAD Walkers
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