Yorkshire Three Peaks | The Christie
Sat 10 Jun 2023 Settle, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Three Peaks | The Christie

In aid of The Christie Charity, complete one of the greatest outdoor challenges in the UK. Hike the Yorkshire Three Peaks, summiting Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in just 12 hours!

  • Sat 10 Jun 2023
Horton in Ribblesdale, Settle

Yorkshire Three Peaks | The Christie



Age 14 & over

  • 1 day hiking


The Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge includes some of the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is an absolute delight with panoramic views and beautiful countryside.


  • The famous challenge

    A rugged, marathon-distance hike with breath-taking views over the Yorkshire Dales throughout.

  • Summit in the classic order

    Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, then Ingleborough within the 12-hour target time.

  • Individuals, couples and groups

    Achievable by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness who is prepared to put in some training.

  • Fully-organised challenge day

    Professional and complete with Mountain Leaders, medical and back-up support.

  • Support The Christie Charity

    Help towards a future without cancer whilst achieving a personal goal too.

  • Teams

Fitness levels

You need to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to take part, but you do not need to be ‘super fit’ or a professional athlete! It is suggested that you slowly build up your fitness levels in the lead up to your challenge.

What to expect

The paths used are generally well maintained and vary from steps, steep inclines or gradual slopes, to more rocky ground. In wet weather it can be slippery in places, and in some areas, it can be easy to lose the path.

  • Accommodation
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • 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 the adventure!
  • The first peak, Pen-y-ghent (694m / 2,276 ft) is just under 3 miles away, so it won’t be long until you enjoy the first taste of success.
  • After conquering the first peak descend and push on to the next peak which is the highest of all three, Whernside, approximately 7.5 miles further.
  • Start the ascent to the third and final peak – Ingleborough (723m / 2,237 ft) which is approx. 11.5 miles further on. Standing at the summit of Ingleborough will evoke a real sense of achievement and after a few victory photos push on with the descent as the challenge is not finished just yet!
  • Take the 6 mile hike back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, where a glass of fizz will be waiting!

  • Carbon offset
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Each participant on this walking challenge will have their carbon offset with the tree-planting scheme which commits to plant one tree per participant.

  • Medal


  • A delicious, hearty lunch during the challenge
  • Challenge medal to show you've completed this classic challenge!

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

The Christie

Making a real difference to cancer patients, both now and in the future.

The Christie Hospital are experts in cancer care and research, based in the North West. The Christie charity provides services, facilities and equipment over and above what can be provided from NHS funding for the benefit of patients, together with world-reaching research into treatments helping to improve cancer survival rates for all.

  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

14-17 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Entry fees

Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship