Yorkshire Three Peaks | National Autistic Society
Sat 13 May 2023 Settle, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Three Peaks | National Autistic Society

Conquer this classic UK challenge with Mountain Leaders to lead the way and a friendly team of National Autistic Society supporters, all hiking marathon distance through scenic Yorkshire countryside.

  • Sat 13 May 2023
Horton in Ribblesdale, Settle

Yorkshire Three Peaks | National Autistic Society



Age 16 & over

  • 26 miles hiking + 1532 m ascent


This exciting and rewarding challenge will have you trekking over the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks in a single day. On this trek you’ll climb the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, accomplishing an ascent of 1,532m and covering a marathon distance but with three hills.

The route is extremely scenic and provides spectacular views over the Yorkshire countryside. Whether this is the first time you've attended a trekking event or you're a mountaineering veteran, join this great day out and make a difference to autistic people and their families.   


  • The famous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, for charity
  • Complete the peaks in the classic order
  • Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, then Ingleborough
  • Enter on your own, with your dog, with a partner or team
  • Well-organised day with Mountain Leaders, free kit, training guide and medal
  • Raise sponsorship and help make a difference to autistic people and their families

  • Teams

Fitness level

A good level of fitness with prior training is required to take part in this challenge and training tips will also be provided. It is essential that you train for this challenge to make sure you complete the full circuit and make it up the third and final peak where drop-out is highest.

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

Event HQ

Horton in Ribblesdale
North Yorkshire
BD24 0HB

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


  • Set off early morning from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to begin your challenge. It can take up to 14 hours to complete, so 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 a warm welcome and huge congratulations from the team - plus that all-important medal and Yorkshire Three Peaks completion certificate.

  • Certificate
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Guaranteed entry into the challenge
  • Fundraising and training guide to help you every step of the way
  • Branded technical trekking t-shirt, to personalise and wear on the day
  • Dedicated support from Events Officer, Rachael
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders trekking with you - no need to navigate
  • A warm welcome and support on the day from the charity
  • Well-deserved medal and certificate on your completion of the trek
  • A chance to experience some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery

Not Included

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

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

National Autistic Society

Providing support, services and advice to help autistic people and their families.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for autistic people. With your help in this challenge, it can happen.

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Entry fees

Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship