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Aerial view of Ingleborough mountain Photograph by Wendy McDonnell

Want to walk just one of the Three Peaks?

Fantastic walks in their own right – find out about walking each of the walks here.



A classic circuit from Horton-in-Ribblesdale with good paths, great scenery and the impressive Hunt and Hull Pots on the way down.

Distance: 10km (6 miles)

Parking: Horton car park (BD24 0HF, SD 807 724, What3words: harmless.outgrown.fake)

Other transport: Horton train station on the Settle to Carlisle line is close to the start

Toilets: Horton car park

Refreshments: Pubs in Horton

A Yorkshire classic, Pen-y-ghent, is many people’s first peak. This circular route starts from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, climbs gently up Brackenbottom Scar, and then follows the Pennine Way on the climb to the 694m high summit. On the way, you can visit the impressive Hunt and Hull Pots, before following the walled Horton Scar Lane back into Horton. The route has great scenery and panoramic views of the whole area.

You can download a PDF version of the Pen-y-ghent walk here.


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. There are a number of different routes to the summit of Ingleborough, but this one is by far the most interesting.

It is a long walk, with the summit of Ingleborough being 723m high.

Refreshments: selection of pubs, cafes and shops in Clapham

Distance: 17km (10 miles)

Parking: Clapham (LA2 8EF, SD 745 692)

Other transport: Clapham train station is 2km (1.3 miles) from the start

Toilets: In the National Park car park in Clapham

Navigation on the summit of Ingleborough can be difficult, particularly if visibility is poor. Each year many people leave the summit in the wrong direction – in cloudy conditions you may need to use a compass. Our Yorkshire Three Peaks App can help with navigation in addition to a map and compass as well.

You can download a PDF version of the Ingleborough walk here.


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.

The ascent of Whernside involves a long steady climb and a lovely high-level ridge. The descent is steeper with a final flat section through the fields to finish underneath the spectacular Ribblehead viaduct.

Distance: 12.5km (7.5 miles)

Parking: Ribblehead (LA6 3AS, SD 766 793)

Other transport: Ribblehead train station on the Settle to Carlisle line is close to the start

Toilets: None

Refreshments: Station Inn and sometimes a tea wagon in the parking area

You can download a PDF version of the Whernside walk here.

The National Park is a place where farmers and landowners work and people live. While you’re out and about in the countryside it’s important to respect the Countryside Code.

It’s brilliant to get out into the great outdoors but it is also vital that you stay safe. Find out what you need to do before heading out into the hills, and what to do in an emergency here. Make sure you are suitably equipped – remember as you go higher it gets colder and windier.

If you are planning to walk with your dog you can find out more about walking with your dog here and in the rest of the Yorkshire Dales.

Ways to view the routes

You can view the route in detail on our mapping system

You can download our Three Peaks App which has route details for each walk.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you enjoy your walk safely and responsibly.