Yorkshire 3 Peaks in 3 Days

Join our relaxed and enjoyable ‘3 Peaks in 3 Days’ walking break. 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)
  • Climb one mountain a day
  • Each mountain is climbed by the most enjoyable route (not the quickest)
  • Plenty of time to visit the best sites and interesting aspects of the landscape. Examples are Hull Pot on Pen-y-Ghent, Gaping Gill on Ingleborough and the 3 Tarns of Whernside.
  • Accompanied by Jonathan, a knowledgeable and experienced guide (possibly with his border collie Holly!)
  • Small and sociable group of like minded walkers.
  • Midweek when the mountains are quiet
  • All walking levels welcome but bear in mind there is a mountain to climb

2024 Dates

22/23/24th May

£95 for all 3 days

The format of each day

We will meet up at 9.30 for the start of each walk. Please bring a packed lunch, water and suitable walking clothes and boots for the day.

Singles welcome.

Some Photos of our 3 Peaks in recent 3 Days holidays

Accommodation and Transport

We can suggest places to stay (Settle or nearby is the best base), just ask me 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 to your accommodation after each walk.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks in 3 Days (Each Day)

Day 1. Pen-y-Ghent (Roughly 9 miles)

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, a stunning limestone waterfall.

Day 2. Whernside (Roughly 11 miles)

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.

Day 3. Ingleborough (Roughly 11 miles)

Start 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 pavements in England .

To find out more about 3 Peaks in 3 Days

For more information contact me on 07824 304060 or email jonathan@where2walk.co.uk

  • Mick Brennan says:

    A great 3 days for the 3 Peaks, wonderful scenary, good company, relaxed pace and a bonus being the sunshine each day. Jonathan delivers his extensive knowledge of the less popular routes,” up hill and down dale” with real enthusiasm for each climb. Some of the views on such clear days were worth the cost of the short break alone. All in all, well worth it. Big thanks to Jonathan especially for the daily car journeys for this non-driver.

  • Helen Deegan says:

    A great short walking break with an excellent guide. The routes were well chosen to allow us to take in the best of the scenery, and it was great to walk the less well trodden paths. Jonathan was very knowledgeable, and I enjoyed learning more about the geographical features and history of the area from him. It was great to be out on the hills with a small group of like minded people and the trip has inspired me to do some more exploring myself. I highly recommend these guided walks and look forward to going on the next one!

  • Ann Louise Gaunt says:

    I have just returned from a most enjoyable 3 Peaks in 3 Days walking with Jonathan.
    Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the area making each walk interesting and informative.
    As a solo walker, once in the company of Jonathan and fellow walkers, I felt completely relaxed, confident and reassured to complete each of the 3 Peaks.
    I strongly recommend Jonathan as a guide.
    What a great experience.

  • Gill says:

    I would really recommend Jonathan’s 3 Peaks in 3 days trip to appreciate the beauty of this area of Yorkshire rather than a mad dash to bag them all in 12 hours. The trip in early September was very enjoyable with a small jolly group of like minded people and a knowledgeable guide who showed us interesting alternative routes and features along the way.

  • Jan says:

    Fantastic 3 days with great company. We really enjoyed walking with Jonathan and we could appreciate each day without the bother of following a map/ directions.
    The only thing Jonathan didn’t manage to organise was the weather on day 3 (which was a bit wet and windy) !! 🙂

  • JOAN HYLAND says:

    What a fabulous three days walking in the Yorkshire Dales with the benefit of a guide and a great group. Having the time to appreciate each of the three peaks by undertaking a peak a day was wonderful. The circular walks allow you to see additional aspects of the peaks you may not do so on your own. Jonathan has a wealth of experience and knowledge which he imparts in an informative and enjoyable way. It was a great break !

  • Sue Trott says:

    What a fabulous 3 day walk! Jonathan is an excellent guide: full of knowledge, advice, teaching skills and is always happy to answer questions – ask about the tree formations on the Whernside walk! The walks were well paced with stunning scenery from start to finish. Even the rain and low cloud did not dampen the spirits of the group. Out walking in the fresh air with like-minded people was just what I needed to clear my head, have meaningful conversations but most of all, have fun! Everybody needs to experience at least one guided walk with Jonathan: you won’t be disappointed!

  • Gill says:

    I would really recommend Jonathan’s 3 Peaks in 3 days trip to appreciate the beauty of this area of Yorkshire rather than a mad dash to bag them all in 12 hours. The trip in early September was very enjoyable with a small jolly group of like minded people and a knowledgeable guide who showed us interesting alternative routes and features along the way.

  • Catherine Cooper says:

    What a fabulous short holiday! Jonathan’s enthusiasm for the area is infectious, his knowledge extensive and his leadership excellent. I loved walking that bit further afield than the usual slog around the Three Peaks, through wild moorland with tremendous open views and scarcely any evidence of human occupation. A great break and I felt like I had been away for a week.

  • Jennifer Fitzgerald says:

    We spent a fabulous three days exploring the Yorkshire Three Peaks with Jonathan. It was great to have more time available than on the “Challenge” to get to know the character of each mountain and visit some corners off the well-beaten track. Jonathan was an excellent and knowledgeable guide, attentive to the pace individuals could manage, willing to develop our navigation skills, good company, and enabled the group to blend well.

  • Sharon Collinson says:

    Good evening Jonathon. Dave and I really enjoyed our beginnings course with you the other week. We would love to do the three peaks with you but cannot do the dates in September. Would you be able to let us know when you arrange any more dates for that event please?

    Kind regards
    Sharon And Dave Collinson

  • 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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