Yorkshire 3 Peaks 2013

Posted by on May 31, 2012

The 7th annual Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
Sunday 5th May 2013

Over 530 registered to join us this year. Conditions on the day were tough with rain and cold temperatures – thanks to all who participated and volunteered.

Trek stats

3 Peaks – 92 participants
2 Peaks – 168 participants
1 Peak (long) – 91 participants
1 Peak (short) – 130 participants
Non-walkers – 8
Volunteers – 24

Total registered – 530
Absentees registered – 29

FUNDS RAISED: Approx £12,000 to date

Trek Photos

On Sunday 5th May 2013 (bank holiday weekend), we will be embarking on our 7th annual Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

This sponsored walk/trek covers 24.5 miles and goes across Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough; a total climb of 5,000ft. There is a choice of walk(s) for all – choose to do 1,2 or all 3 peaks.

Our chosen charity is:

Saraswati Vidyalaya

Supporting education in rural India and Nepal


A service project of: The Three R’s Education Trust (Charity No: 1103125). 


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Special Request from the organisers

  • We need volunteers for half or full day, please contact us at the email address below

Keep the dales clean. Bring waste back to base and dispose properly.
Search Google for “Yorkshire three peaks” for further details. There are lots of places to visit before and after.

Trek Details

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You must arrive by 6.00am for registration & there will be a briefing at 6.45am.

You will be able to meet fellow walkers and our designated guides.
Walks/Treks will start at 7.00am sharp.


Registration cost & fund raising

  • The registration fee is £5 and you must complete a personal or group registration form.
  • Please note that parents can add children fee with their fee for gift aid purposes.
  • Each adult is requested to raise at least £20 sponsorship in aid of “The Three R`s Education Trust / Saraswati”– One Teacher Schools in remote locations of NEPAL.


Meeting point & directions

Take the A65 to Skipton and B6479 Settle, to Horton in Ribblesdale (Post Code  BD24 0HF).
You will pass the National Trust car park on left, over a narrow bridge, past the CROWN INN which is on right side and the road turns sharp left over a second narrow bridge. Meet in the car park/admin tent on Station Road.


Participation is at your own risk and by taking part you acknowledge and assume the risks inherent therein and further acknowledge that you are responsible for all your actions and fitness and health. You use any transportation arranged by the organisers at your own risk. The organisers are not responsible for the condition of the route and do not accept any responsibility for any injuries or illness.


Preparation / Planning

You should be kitted out for a challenging trek. Weather conditions can change during the day. Can encounter hail, rain and mist making visibility difficulty. On the day, there will be hundreds of walkers.

  • Trekking boots, waterproofs, food, water, chocolates.
  • Bring your own isotonic drink – highly recommended
  • Be prepared for cold and wet weather
  • Print map and become familiar
  • Training is essential. The Y3Peaks is a UK recognised challenge.


Service points & retiring early

There will be two service points where our volunteers will serve water, fruits & chocolates. First aid will also be available. Marshalls will be at hand for advice – you should respect their opinion. If you are unable to carry on further, speak to the volunteers who will arrange transport back to base for you. You may have to wait until the vehicle is full.We may request a small donation towards the cost of the event.


Participation award at base

The first 500 to register by 15th April 2013 will receive a souvenir T-Shirt. Everyone will receive a certificate and a hot drink will also be available at the end of the walk.


Choice of walks for all

1) The three peaks 24.50 miles: Grade: Strenuous / Very Hard
Pen-y-Ghent ,Whernside and Ingleborough total climb 5,000ft
Average fitness – walk time app 12 Hours, fast group 9 hours.
Training – hill walking, running, gym, yoga etc
Last year 116 completed the 3 peaks

2) Two Peaks circular walk Grade: Moderate to Hard
Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough 18miles total climb 3,300ft
Walk is 3m some steep uphill, 6.85m gentle downhill & level, 3 miles of gentle uphill, 5.15m gentle downhill to base.
Training – hill walking, Town walking, running, gym & yoga etc
Part new route with nice scenery. Last year 144 completed this walk.
Transport back to base can be provided and we request a £2 contribution to cover fuel costs.

3) One Peak – Pen-y-Ghent 
Long 10 miles / Short 6.5 miles – Grade: moderate – short and steep
Starts at 7.20am

Pen-y-Ghent and going right up to High Wirkwith and back to base.
Emergency transport will only be provided due to injury and we request a £2 contribution to cover fuel costs.

We will have guides and pace will be slow to allow you time to enjoy this walk, be able to stop and see both the Hunt Pot and Hull Pot as time permits.
There is an option to shorten the route on a need basis. Our guides will encourage and advice as necessary.

Search Google for “Yorkshire three peaks” for further details.

Please continue to check this page for updated details.

To contact us, please email us at ctay3peaks@gmail.com

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