Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge | Birmingham Hospice
Sat 9 Sep 2023 Settle, North Yorkshire, UK Entries closed

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge | Birmingham Hospice

Come and trek the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in the classic order on a glorious September day with a team of like-minded hospice supporters, guided all the way.

  • Sat 9 Sep 2023
  • Entries closed
Horton in Ribblesdale, Settle

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge | Birmingham Hospice



Age 12 & over

  • 24 miles hiking


Take on the challenging yet incredible Yorkshire Three Peaks and summit Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in just under 12 hours to raise money for Birmingham Hospice.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is one of Britain’s classic hill-walking challenges and sees you summit the three highest peaks of Yorkshire in one day! You'll be led by a highly experienced and qualified Mountain Leader all the way, meaning you can focus on completing your hiking challenge safely and successfully without the need to navigate.


  • The famous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge within 12 hours, for charity
  • Complete the peaks in the classic order
  • Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, then Ingleborough
  • Enter solo, with a partner, with friends or with colleagues
  • Professionally guided by Mountain Leaders, meaning no navigation required
  • Raise sponsorship to help give people the compassionate end of life and palliative care they deserve

  • Teams

Fitness level

It's important to train for this challenge as it is much tougher than many people expect. The team really wants you to complete the full circuit and make it up that third and final peak where drop-out is highest. Hill-walking is the ideal training however if you don't have hills nearby, stair-climbing at home or at the office, combined with walking, is good too.

  • Accommodation
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Horton in Ribblesdale
North Yorkshire
BD24 0HB

  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Hilly
  • Out and back
  • Own water only
  • Single start


  • Set off early morning from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to begin your challenge. The Mountain Leaders will set the pace with an aim of completing in 12 hours, but will take the group's ability and conditions on the day into account. An early start is a must to make the most of the daylight.
  • The first peak is Pen-y-ghent (694m / 2,276 ft) and can be seen from your starting point.
  • The next is the highest of the three, Whernside, approximately 7.5 miles away from Pen-y-Ghent.
  • The final peak is Ingleborough (723m / 2,237 ft) and is approximately 11.5 miles from Whernside. This stretch can feel pretty lengthy so you'll have to dig deep and keep the ultimate goal in sight. This is where your training really pays off. Standing at the top of the third and final peak feels incredible and you'll take that sense of achievement with you all the way to the finish line.
  • You're in your stride by now so the 6 mile hike back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale rounds the challenge off nicely before receiving huge congratulations for your significant achievement!

  • Technical t-shirt


  • Guaranteed place on the challenge
  • Branded, technical t-shirt to wear with pride in training and on the day, if you wish
  • Support from the hospice events team
  • Fundraising inspiration and guidance
  • Promotional materials and a personalised online fundraising page
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders
  • A warm welcome onto the team

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the event
  • Hiking clothing and equipment
  • Food and drink during the trek

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Birmingham Hospice

Providing end of life care to make every moment matter.

By committing to this challenge and raising sponsorship you'll be helping the hospice provide personalised support at home, in local communities and at the hospices, to help people right across the Birmingham area live well with their illness right up to the very end of life.

Break it down

  • Raise £250 before the challenge
  • Submit £100 after the challenge


Each participant will pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £350 when signing up. Your registration fee will help towards the overall cost of the trek. It’s your sponsorship that will make a real difference. All participants will be asked to raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship before the date of the trek (you then have until 6 weeks after the event to raise the remaining amount). The hospice is here to help you every step of the way in reaching your target and are happy to provide promotional materials to help fundraise, boost your fundraising page, and discuss new ideas.

  • Age 12 & over
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

This trek is open to participants from the age of 12 or upwards (at the time of the event), with anyone under the age of 18 being accompanied by their parent/guardian.