Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge


Saturday 7 July 2018


Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire

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Take on the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks, covering 24 miles of hiking with over 5,000 feet of climbing. Taking on this challenge, you will tackle rocky terrain and steep climbs, whilst enjoying the sights of the Yorkshire dales. 

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When: Saturday 7 July 2018

Where: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire

Your challenge 

Covering 24 miles and 5,000 feet of climbing, you'll be faced with rocky terrain, steep climbs and uneven surfaces.

The first peak, Pen-y-Ghent (694m/2277ft), provides great views of the peaks to come. As you walk towards Whernside (736m/2415ft), you'll take in the grandeur of Ribblehead Viaduct and then onto Ingleborough (723m 2372ft) for your final ascent.

'If this money helps prevent, even just one family and saves one life, and eliminate the suffering and pain of losing their loved ones, it is enough to make me climb a thousand mountains.' Yorkshire Three Peaks 2017 Heart Trekker 

Registration costs 

  Standard Price
Cost   £35

You must be 16 years old to take part, and under-18's must be accompanied by an adult. Because of the testing nature of the trek we would recommend that you train properly for this challenge and why not take part with a friend or as part of a team.  If you would prefer a paper registration form, please complete this form and email it to [email protected]

£1 of your registration fee will go directly to the National Parks to assist with the resurfacing of the paths. We highly recommend the use of walking poles throughout the challenge.


Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Heart Trekkers have aimed to raise £300 to take on this event, and many look at joining our 500 Club - becoming a champion fundraiser.



Your Yorkshire Three Peaks entry includes

  • A brand new 2018 route map - we also recommend getting an OS map (OL2 is the correct one)
  • An exclusive event t-shirt
  • Training guide
  • Fundraising support
  • Medical support
  • Masseurs 
  • Route is marked with brown wooden National Parks signs and marshals will be in place along the route at the top and bottom of each peak. 
  • A medal for all finishers

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30.
Tel: 0300 330 3322
Email: [email protected]


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Make your travel plans

The start and finish


Pavilion Playing Fields, Station Road, Horton-in Ribblesdale, Near Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0HH


From Settle direction, upon reaching Horton in Ribblesdale continue past The Crown Hotel and follow the BHF Yellow Car Parking Signs turning right in to the car park. 

From Ingleborough direction continue along the B6479 through Selside and follow the BHF Yellow Car Parking Signs turning left in to the car park.


We have organised for free parking on Saturday (from 5.15am) at a field located near the Pavilion Playing Field 

Please keep noise to a minimum when walking through the village in the early morning.

Where possible, please car-share.

Public Transport

Visit the National Parks site to find out more about public transport options.

Raise money

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research, so our fundraising target for this event is at least £300. 

Your fundraising helps our researchers make more discoveries and keep more hearts beating.

It's never too late to create an online fundraising page - it's the easiest way to get sponsored. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.

Create your fundraising page

Take a look at our fundraising guide for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Get fit for your challenge

This is a serious physical challenge and preparation is key. 

A new Yorkshire 3 Peaks Training Guide is available to download.  

If you have any medical condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, make sure you speak to your doctor prior to the event.

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There are plenty of campsites and B&Bs in the area - for more information, check out yorkshire.com.

Make sure you have the right kit

Always wear clothing appropriate for outdoor hiking and changeable conditions – waterproof top and trousers, spare socks, warm layers (including hat and gloves) and sturdy walking boots - no trainers please. Please bring along a mobile phone (although there is limited signal) and spare food and drink. We recommend you use walking poles and buy the OL2 OS walking map. 

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Get event information and updates, and share stories and training tips with other trekkers on our Facebook page.

Volunteer for us

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information.


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What you can expect on the big day

All walkers will receive an event information pack prior to the event. 

Event Times 

 05:30  Registration open
 06:00 - 07:00
 Safety briefing
 06:00 - 07:00   Event starts. Walkers can start anytime between these times.
 19:00  Event finishes

You will pick your participant number up on the day where there will be a kit check undertaken. Please ensure you have all of the recommended kit before setting off. 

Please can participants use designated car parks in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and not park in residential areas. Also, as this event starts very early in the morning, please respect local residents and keep the noise to a minimum when walking through the village. 

Spectators are welcome to come along and cheer you over the finish line. Dogs can be part of the cheer squad too, and they can join you on the challenge as long as they are kept on a lead.

A map will be provided at the start of the event

We highly recommend you purchase an OL2 map to navigate yourselves around this challenge. 

We also advise all participants with smart phones to download the National Parks' Three Peaks App.

Marshals will be located on each peak and you will be supplied with an emergency contact number on the day. This number will be in operation for the duration of the event and should only be called in case of emergency. Medics will be present on each peak, along with a roaming paramedic.

Only mobile phone services from Vodafone and EE cover this area and these will be the only ones that will work on the day. 

Changing facilities in a marquee are available and disabled access toilets are located at the start/finish. There is also one toilet at Ribblehead (10 miles) and Philpin Lane (17 miles) checkpoints.

It is important that you keep your body fed and hydrated. To supplement your own supplies, we supply a complimentary hot drink and a hot meal at the finish line. Alternative food and refreshments can be purchased at kiosks and catering vans en route.

Water refilling points will also be available at checkpoints at Birkworth, Ribblehead and Philpin Lane. There will be a snack point at Ribblehead Viaduct (10 miles) and there is a small snack bar at Philpin Lane where snacks and drinks can be purchased.

The cut off at Philpin Lane checkpoint is 14:00, if you have not reached this point by this time you will be collected and driven to the finish line. This cut off time is in place for your safety. 

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Welcome to the club

Our exclusive 500 club is for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500. 

If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Complete our form to request your jersey

Size Chart

Size XS  XL  XXL 
Chest Size (In)  33-35 35-37 37-39 39-41


Chest Size (Cm)  84-89  89-94  94-99  99-104  104-109  109-114 

Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

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