Yorkshire 3 Peaks in 3 Days

Join our relaxed and fun ‘3 Peaks in 3 Days’ walking break. An experienced local guide will accompany the small group over the 3 days. Each of the Yorkshire 3 peaks are excellent individual day walks and achievable for any regular walker.

  • Day 1. Pen-y-Ghent from Horton. 2,277 feet (694 m)
  • Day 2. Whernside from Ribblehead. 2,415 feet (736 m)
  • Day 3. Ingleborough from Clapham. 2,372 feet (723 m)

Because we will have plenty of time each day we will be able climb the mountains by the most interesting and best route (something the 3 Peaks in 1 day challenge does not do). Hull Pot on Pen y Ghent and Gaping Gill on Ingleborough are two of the better known sites that are included. However there are other equally impressive nooks and crannies that we can explore.

Your guide, Jonathan, has lived in the area for over 20 years and climbed the 3 Peaks on numerous occasions. He has even written a book about the 3 Peaks; the area, the mountains and its history.

Dates (First Walking day)

All dates are midweek as this is quieter and more enjoyable.

Next Date April 2021

Hull Pot

The format of each day

We will meet up at 9.30 for the start of the walk. Please bring a packed lunch and suitable walking clothes and boots for the day. We will finish the day mid to late afternoon.

The night before the first day’s walking I normally meet the group for a drink in the Golden Lion in Settle. This allows a little socialisation of the group and offers the opportunity for anyone to ask any questions they may have.

Accommodation and Transport

We can suggest places to stay (normally Settle or nearby is the best base), just ask us before you book.

If you are arriving by public transport and do not have a car then we will arrange someone (probably myself) to pick you up and take you back after each walk. Do not allow not having a car or being a single person to put you off!


The 3 Peaks


From Horton-in-Ribblesdale we will follow the traditional route up Pen-y-Ghent. From the summit we will carry on towards Plovers Hill before dropping down to the old drovers road linking Littondale and Ribblesdale. The return takes us past Hull Pot.


Park at Ribblehead and then follow the Settle Carlisle railway past the famous viaduct and Blea Moor Tunnel. From here leave the traditional route to enter the head of Dentdale and climb Whernside via 3 Tarns on the northern shoulder. From the summit drop back in to the head of Ribblesdale and return via the viaduct from the west.


Stat at the lovely village of Clapham then climb Ingleborough via Ingleborough Cave, Trow Gill and the dramatic Gaping Gill. The plateau where the summit lies is a large flat boulder field with excellent views in all directions. The return to Clapham is via some of the most dramatic limestone scenery in England heading east before finishing in Crummockdale.

To book your 3 Peaks in 3 Days

Contact us on 07824 304060 or email jonathan@where2walk.co.uk

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  • Jane & Ian says:

    We really enjoyed The 3 Peaks in 3 Days walks. Jonathan is a really knowledgable guide and by taking on each peak on separate days he is able to take you off of the beaten track. Highly recommended for anyone who likes good walks, meeting like minded people and learning about the area.

  • Peter John Paynton says:

    I have just completed the 3 peaks in 3 days with Jonathan as our guide and a small group of like minded people (aged from 44 to 70). Even as an experienced walker I can honestly say it was most enjoyable and informative. Especially going “Off Piste” as described by Jonathan; getting away from the main routes of the 3 mountains ensured less people and more fantastic views (weather permitting). The pace was well judged by Jonathan, we enjoyed the hard climbs punctuated with regular stops; as well as the extended routes to take in the less well known features such as Plover Fell on Pen y Ghent and the Tarns of western Whernside. Jonathan is obviously in his element “on the hill”, knowledgeable and very approachable. What a place to call your office. I have always had a desire to complete the 3 peaks but never as a race. This event helped me achieve my goal, thank you Jonathan. I highly recommend these walks and further information can be found at https://where2walk.co.uk/

  • Andy Garner says:

    A brilliant trio of guided walks for those wishing to appreciate the Yorkshire Three Peaks as opposed to simply undertaking the 12-hour challenge. Jonathan is one of the very best guides I have encountered and someone whose knowledge and love of the Dales (and Lakes) comes across in spades on this Three Peaks in Three Days mini-break. This series of daily 10-mile walks visiting Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough utilises little of the well know challenge route itself and so introduces walkers to the most interesting routes by which to visit these summits. I can highly recommend the various guided walks and courses that Jonathan offers via https://where2walk.co.uk/ and look forward to his new book describing the history of the 3 peaks and these three walks when it appears later this year.

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