The Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside are among the best known hills in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Every year lots of people reach the top of at least one, and many conquer all three summits.
Get to the top - Three Peaks walks
Details of all these walks are on the Three Peaks App. With information about points of interest, accommodation and route maps, its a must for anyone visiting the area.
- The Three Peaks - take in all three summits in one go
The classic challenge walk - 24 miles, three peaks, 12 hours to complete the circuit. This route description will help guide you. But go prepared with an Ordnance Survey map and know how to use it.
- Ingleborough walk
A route to the summit of Ingleborough from Clapham taking in some fantastic limestone scenery - the caves of Ingleborough, Gaping Gill and the impressive Trow Gill.
- Pen-y-ghent walk
Many people's first peak. A classic circuit from Horton-in-Ribblesdale with good paths, great scenery and the impressive Hunt and Hull Pots on the way down.
- Whernside walk
Starting from the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct this route takes you to the highest point in Yorkshire - Whernside. On a clear day there are great views out to the Howgills, the Lake District and Morecambe Bay.
Try a walk around Ribblehead
Looking for something a bit gentler? Here are some great short walks which explore the Ribblehead area and its history:
Ribblehead Triangle Walk 1: Ribblehead Quarry and Gauber Farmstead Length: 1.5 km/1 mile – Time without stops: 1 hours – Height gain: 20m /66 feet
Ribblehead Triangle Walk 2: Southerscales Limestone Pavement Length: 3 km/under 2 miles – Time without stops: 1.5 hours – Height gain: 40m /120 feet
Ribblehead Triangle Walk 3: The Ribblehead Viaduct and the Navvies Length: 1.6 km/1 mile – Time without stops: 45 mins. – Height gain: zero
Reached the top? Print a certificate!
More details on our Three Peaks certificates page.
Give a little back to the Three Peaks
The area is so popular, we employ an extra dedicated Three Peaks Ranger to maintain and improve the paths in the Three Peaks area.
You can help! All money raised goes directly to fund our work looking after the rights of way in the area.
- download the Three Peaks app to help plan your trip,
- buy a souvenir such as a T-shirt online,
- become a Friend of the Three Peaks
- make a donation to the Three Peaks.
Be a responsible Three Peaker
- Make your visit as sustainable as possible. Use public transport and support local businesses. Stay local, shop local.
- Use established paths and tracks to minimise damage to fragile habitats. Stay on paths, don't stray off them to avoid a puddle or bit of mud. Otherwise you risk damaging the undergrowth next to the path.
Organising a fund-raising event? Could you join charities such as the NSPCC by donating £1 per participant to the Three Peaks Project?