Three Peaks in Three Days - Guided - June 2022
The Three Peaks area covers about 160 square kilometers of upland in the Pennines, with internationally famous limestone scenery. Much of the area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, owing to the special nature and fragility of its upland ecosystem.
Whernside, Ingleborough and Penyghent, the Three Peaks, all around 700 meters high, are probably the most popular outdoor areas in the Yorkshire Dales National Park due to the wild landscape, the limestone features, and the hill walking potential. As many as 120,000 people climb Ingleborough each year.
This is a wonderful fully guided short break in the Yorkshire Dales 'bagging' the famous three peaks of Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough. With unspoilt, breathtaking scenery awaiting you, we invite you to join us and soak up the peace and solitude of its valleys, crags, peaks, caves and moorlands that have captured the heart of both artists and writers alike.
You will be based in Ingleton for the duration of the trip with the rest of the group and an experienced Shepherds Walks guide who will be with you throughout the trip, guiding you through each day so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday. The guide’s fascinating and infectious in-depth knowledge of the area will bring the geology and formation of the unique and varied landscapes alive for a truly memorable short break.
At the end of each day you will be able to relax with like-minded people in quality accommodation, enjoy locally prepared food and talk over the great day’s walking you have just had.
Quality guided walking holiday up the famous Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks over three days.
Day 1 - Friday 10th June 2022 - Arrive Ingleton
Day 2 - Saturday 11th June 2022 - Whernside - 7.5m (12km)
Day 3 - Sunday 12th June 2022 - Pen-y-Gent - 9m (15km)
Day 4 - Monday 13th June 2022 - Ingleborough - 6m (10km). Depart
This first evening we will be staying in the village of Ingleton, in the Yorkshire Dales, which is surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls, and mountains. The Craven Fault crosses the area, and geological and archaeological sites abound.
Ingleton is easy to get to by car if you choose to drive, but if you prefer to arrive by rail we can arrange to pick you up from Ribblehead station.
There will be a short briefing on the first evening by the guide to let you know what is ahead.
After a hearty breakfast there will be a short journey to Ribblehead, just 10 minutes from Ingleton.
Ribblehead, at the top of Ribblesdale, is in the centre of the Three Peaks and is itself famous for the Ribblehead Viaduct where the Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses the boggy moor. This was the site of an infamous shanty town during the railway construction, a task which required many tunnels, viaducts and bridges, and cost many lives.
From here you will be guided up the best route on Whernside, the highest of the three peaks (2416ft, 736m). It is a gradual climb, initially following the Settle - Carlisle railway before you climb up to the long summit ridge, with spectacular views before reaching the summit itself.
After lunch on the summit you will continue along the ridge before dropping back down to Ribblehead via a circular route.
There will then be a short transfer back to Ingleton, there will be an option to visit White Scar Caves (weather and time permitting), the longest show cave in Britain. Please note entrance to the caves will be at an additional cost.
After a well deserved rest the group will get together for an evening meal.
After a short journey to Horton in Ribblesdale you will start your steady climb up one of the most impressive of the three peaks, Pen-y-Ghent.
At 2278 ft (694m) it is the lowest of the three peaks, but having extensive views from the summit towards tomorrow’s peak, Ingleborough and Whernside which was the focus of Saturday’s walk.
After lunch on the summit you will continue, initially following part of the Pennine Way, down to Helwith Bridge before continuing through some limestone scenery back to Horton on Ribblesdale.
There will then be a short transfer back to the accommodation in Ingleton.
After breakfast you will walk out of the accommodation and start your ascent of probably the most famous of the three peaks, Ingleborough
You will gradually climb up to the 2373 ft (723 m) summit to be greeted by more spectacular views including the two peaks walked on Sunday and Monday hopefully providing a real sense of achievement.
Again you will be able to enjoy your lunch on this, the third and final summit, hurrah!
You then will drop back down giving plenty of time to look back on what has been a holiday to remember.
You will then return back to the accommodation before starting on your journey home.
WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES
(A) Bed and breakfast accommodation (twin or double share basis).
(B) Packed lunches
(C) Fully qualified walking guide with the group every day.
(D) Emergency back-up service from Shepherds Walks Holidays mobile telephone number.
(E) Car Parking costs
WHAT THE PRICE EXCLUDES
(A) Any transfers
(B) Personnel clothing and equipment.
(D) Evening meals.
(E) Single room option (if required see single supplement)
(F) Pick up & drop off at station
(G) Entrance to White Scar Caves if you choose to visit.
The Shepherds Walks Representative will:
(A) Meet you on your first evening/morning at your accommodation.
(B) Walk with the group every day.
(C) Will talk you through the route for the trip.
(D) Provide you with information relating to events in the area during your time there.
(E) Be available should you have any problems during your trip
We are here to offer you the best holiday you could ever imagine and we aim to do this through the personal service that we offer.
Make your holiday run smoothly – We are here for you. Our sole objective is for us to help you. We are here at any stage of your holiday and even in the planning stages. We tailor things to your requirements, not those of the masses.
We don’t cut corners - We want to see you again and want you to speak highly of Shepherds Walks Holidays. This is why we are literally willing to go that extra mile. The information you receive at every stage will be clear and leave you asking no questions.
We have personally walked all the trips we offer - We know exactly what you are going to embark on and can advise you on any aspects of your holiday over and well above what many of our competitors can.
Press choose to walk with us – Shepherds Walks Holidays are asked to deliver a very high percentage of the trips for journalists in the region. When the Tourist Boards are approached by a journalist wanting to visit the area who do they ask to provide their holiday or take them out walking? Shepherds Walks.
We have had press trips on all our routes and the articles speak for themselves.
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We are close at hand if you need us – We are a local business and if you need us at any time during your holiday just ask. If you are on a self guided trip we often will catch up with you, even over a drink one evening, just to make sure everything is going well. It’s better to iron out any little problems during your holiday, rather than hearing about them when you are back at home.
We enjoy great relationships with your accommodation providers and they will help us to help you
As we are literally on the doorstep we know the best places to stay. Often we will have block booked the best accommodation the previous year. We want our customers to stay in the best possible accommodation. As we know the proprietors personally and we liaise with them regularly they will go that extra mile to help us to help you whilst out on your route.
That is why Shepherds Walks has won awards and has helped people relax and totally enjoy their visit to this wonderful part of the country. We are willing to go that extra mile
Good quality walking boots/shoes will be needed for the trip and given the normal weather conditions, appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproofs are recommended. More details will be provided in your pre-departure dossier.
Double – One double bed for two people.
Twin – Two single beds each for one person.
Single – A room with a single bed in.
If you are coming to the UK from overseas it is a condition of our tours that you are covered by medical and personal travel insurance that includes repatriation to your home country. If you are a UK resident medical and personal travel insurance is also recommended. If you have not organised appropriate insurance yet, please do so before you travel.
Good accommodation, company, three days superb walking. Thanks to our excellent guide Mark.