Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Sat 31 Aug 2024 Settle, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Offering some breathtaking views along with way, this challenge promises you a weekend you will never forget – and the chance to raise vital funds in the fight against meningitis.

  • Sat 31 Aug 2024
Hornby Laithe Bunkhouse Barn, Settle

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge



Age 18 & over

  • 12 hrs hiking


Join Meningitis Now for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this summer! This 24-mile circular route will see you take on the three highest peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, and Whernside in under 12 hours!

Undoubtedly one of the UK's classic challenges, your strength, endurance and determination will be put to the test as you cover a marathon-distance hike in the rugged Yorkshire Dales.

You'll be an important part of Team Meningitis Now, embarking on an adventure to help the fight against meningitis, accompanied by fellow hikers and an experienced safety team.

With a low registration fee and the summer to train, you can look forward to a supported challenge weekend with safety team, celebratory meal, accommodation options if required, team praise and achievement.


  • A classic charity challenge hiking weekend in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Features Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside peaks
  • A hearty hike to round-off an active summer of training 
  • Ideal for individuals, pairs or groups of friends, family or colleagues
  • Raise sponsorship to help fight the devastating disease, meningitis

  • All fitness levels
  • Average fitness
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Fitness levels

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge should not be underestimated! Whilst participants will vary in fitness levels, it is a real physical challenge and will require energy, commitment, a positive attitude and dedication to training.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Free parking
  • Mountains
  • Rural
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Hornby Laithe Bunkhouse Barn
Main Road
North Yorkshire
BD24 9PB

  • First aid
  • Hilly
  • Mountainous
  • Own water only
  • Point to point



  • Team arrive at Hornby Laithe Bunkhouse


  • 05:00 | Arrive at start point Chapel le Dale, safety brief given
  • 06:00 | Begin Walk in set groups with the safety team
  • 8:00 | Summit Ingleborough (723 metres)
  • 10:00 | Arrive in Horton-in-Ribblesdale for the first water and refreshment stop
  • 11:30 | Summit Pen-Y-Ghent (694 metres)
  • 14:30 | Arrive at Ribblehead Viaduct, second water and refreshment stop
  • 16:30 | Summit Whernside (736 metres)
  • 18:00 | Complete challenge and arrive at finish point Chapel le Dale
  • Return to Hornby Laithe for a celebratory meal
  • Stay overnight (optional)


  • Breakfast and then leave for home with an enormous sense of accomplishment and pride


  • Bring your own cup
  • Lift sharing scheme
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Recycling
  • Reusable cups

  • Certificate
  • Post-race meal
  • T-shirt


  • Experienced safety team
  • Fundraising support and materials
  • Your very own online fundraising page or joint team fundraising page
  • Facebook page for you and your teammates
  • Training tips, dietary advice and kit list
  • Personalisable t-shirt
  • Celebratory meal
  • Accommodation recommendations

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

Meningitis Now

Supporting those affected by meningitis to stop the disease from devastating lives.

In the 30 years since Meningitis Now was founded, they have funded research, provided support and worked to raise the public's awareness of the disease.

By signing up to this challenge you can support their vision of a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Entry fees

Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship


Taking on this challenge was amazing and the views and the waterfall coming down the peaks was my highlight of the weekend.

The camaraderie between everyone over the weekend was great and meeting new people with personal experience.

The challenge was hard but meeting everyone was great and we all encouraged each other during the challenge which showed what great Team spirit there was.

I thought I’d send my congratulations on an event well organised, well run and that achieved, indeed exceeded, expectations. Got to say it’s the most enjoyable that I’ve had the pleasure of participating in, not least due to the incredible good humour and enthusiasm of the people taking part in what were occasionally difficult conditions on the hills.

Great challenge and a special thanks goes to the safety team who were as professional on the hills as ever, encouraging and concerned for all participants.

Well done you and your team on a well organised event.

Many thanks for a great weekend! In spite of the weather, it was very enjoyable.

I really enjoyed taking on this challenge and meeting new people with similar experience.

Reviews from Meningitis Now's 2023 hiking challenge