Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge


Saturday 8 July 2017


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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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 2017

When: Saturday 8 July 2017

Where: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire

Entry Fee

Early bird registration Standard registration 
 £25 £35 

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The event is open to anyone above the age of 16 – U18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times and complete the following Entry Form

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research, so we ask our heart trekkers to set themselves a target of at least £250.

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.

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.

£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

Your Yorkshire Three Peaks entry includes

  • A route map - we also recommend getting an OS map (OL2 is the correct one)
  • An exclusive event t-shirt
  • Event photography
  • 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
  • Yorkshire 3 Peaks Training Guide

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30:

Tel: 0845 130 8663
Email: [email protected]

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 £250. 

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. 

Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our Yorkshire 3 Peaks Training Guide (pdf) and walking training zone

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.


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 - waterproofs, spare socks, sturdy walking boots. We strongly recommend you use walking poles, and buy the OL2 OS walking map. Bring a change of clothing in case of bad weather, and remember - there will be limited mobile reception on the route!

Take a look at our recommended walking kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you. You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event.

Join us on Facebook

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

Get your family and friends involved

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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At the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

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

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.

The route

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 will be available, plus disabled access public 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, food and refreshments can be purchased at kiosks and catering vans en route, with a hot drink given at the finish line and hot food available to buy.

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 15:00, 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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The 500 Club

If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page, you'll be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive our exclusive BHF top which can then be worn during your specific challenge.

For teams to be eligible, there must be at least £500 or more online sponsorship pledged per person, per team along with the names of all eligible entries.

Details of how to claim your 500 club top will soon be released - keep checking the page for more information.


We can't wait to welcome you to the club! 



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