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Yorkshire Three Peaks

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:

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. 

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. 

Large-scale groups 

Organising a fund-raising event? Could you join charities such as the NSPCC by donating £1 per participant to the Three Peaks Project?

If you are planning a large group walk or event, contact us early in the planning stage. See our large scale events page or email

Befriend The Three Peaks

Join the club for exclusive newsletters and guided walks plus more

SHOP THREE PEAKS The Three Peaks merchandise available in this shop is exclusive to the Three Peaks Project and all funds raised through its sale will go to the Project.

Print a certificate to celebrate your achievement in climbing all of the Three Peaks. Individual certificates are also available.

Organising an event

Information for organisers of large events ...