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The Three Peaks
Settle, South Dales

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Pen y Ghent

The Yorkshire Dales is world renowned as an area favoured by walkers, climbers and cyclists. The stunning countryside includes dramatic cliffs and fells and many of the most well known walks, runs and treks take place there. The Three Peaks are no exception, and people come from all over the world to take up the challenge of climbing in this breathtaking area.

Sited within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough are in a triangular formation and are the three most prominent hills in the Pennines, situated at the head of the Ribble Valley. Pen-y-ghent rises to 691 metres and is the smallest of the three peaks, next is Ingleborough at 723 metres and the highest of all is Whernside which towers above at 728 metres. They are all equally spectacular and the views from the tops are breathtaking.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge covers 39.2 kilometers and is undertaken by hundreds of people each year, all trying to complete it within 12 hours. The idea is to climb each of the peaks in order, then return to Horton-in-Ribblesdale within this goal time. Groups, charities and individuals take part, many for fundraising purposes but some just for the personal satisfaction of completing the challenge. There are expert leaders on hand to help and support those taking part, and offer guidance and advice on the safety aspects of the route and the use of support vehicles and orienteering equipment if necessary. There is plenty of online information available including check lists and tips about the preparation and organisation required before taking up the challenge. There is a great choice of accommodation in and...


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