Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Following on from our successful Dales Way and Tour De Yorkshire fundraising events, this year we are planning to do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks at night on the summer solstice (Wednesday 21st June).

pyn-e-ghentThe Yorkshire 3 peaks consists of walking approximately 24miles (38km) to scale 3 of the highest peaks in Yorkshire with a total elevation gain of almost 5000 feet (approx 1450 metres).

The route starts at village of Horton-In-Ribblesdale and follows paths and minor roads for a short while before beginning the climb to the first peak, Pen-y-ghent (694m). This is followed by its gradual descent, and then a few undulating miles to High Birkwith.

There follows a straightforward section which takes you to the foot of Whernside, near the famous Ribblehead viaduct. From here it is a long but straightforward climb to the summit of Whernside (736m) and then a shorter, steeper descent to Chapel-Le-Dale.

limestone pavementThe route now crosses the road and takes a footpath through limestone pavements, where, if you have the mental energy you may appreciate the beauty and importance of this unique habitat, before the path steepens as you climb the final mountain, Ingleborough (723m). From here it is a long, scenic, and for some at least, enjoyable, walk back down to Horton.

We would love for as many people to get involved as possible to help raise money for the important things we are going and plan to do. If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with (in any way possible) or you would just like to sponsor us you can email us at info@leedstidal.org.