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Three Peaks Walk (Yorkshire)

N Yorkshire

39 km / 24 miles
The classic challenge walk, taking in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent (2,278ft), Whernside (2,416ft) and Ingleborough (2,376ft) above Ribblesdale and involving over 5,000ft of ascent. Ribblesdale bisects the route, with the River Ribble and the Settle-Carlisle railway, with its scenic viaducts, running through it and Horton-in-Ribblesdale, the walk's traditional start point. A popular route, it has suffered from path erosion.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Very Challenging
Start and Finish: SD808725 - Horton in Ribblesdale, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Daelnet - Three Peaks Yorkshire Dales National Park - Yorkshire Three Peaks Gofar - The Two 3s - The National and The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walking on the Web - Three Peaks Walk (Yorkshire) Independent Hostels - Three Peaks Yorkshire Halfway Hike - Yorkshire 3 Peaks [blog] Britain's nine most epic challenge walks

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book Yorkshire's Three Peaks: The Inside Story of the Dales  (Amberley Publishing  - 2014 )
Guidebook Three Peaks, Ten Tors : and other challenging walks in the UK  (Cicerone Press  - 2007 )
Guidebook Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge  (Discovery Walking Guides Ltd  - 2013 2nd edition )
Guidebook Dales Rail Trails  (Skyware  - 2020 )
Guidebook Walks in limestone country  (Frances Lincoln (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2014 )
Phone app Three Peaks app  (Yorkshire Dales National Park )
External download Yorkshire Dales National Park - Three Peaks route description and map  (Yorkshire Dales National Park  - 2013 ) Download
Certificate Certificate for Three Peaks  (Yorkshire Dales National Park )
Other Various Three Peaks completion mementos  (Yorkshire Dales National Park )
Guidebook Ingleborough : landscape and history  (Carnegie Publishing  - 2008 )
Guidebook Yorkshire Three Peaks Route Guide  (Skyware  - 2019 )

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Route Profile:

38.2 km (23.7 miles)
1,499 m (4,918 ft) ascent
727 m (2,385 ft)  maximum height

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