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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2021

Challenge level: 4 out of 5

When can I go?

25 September 2021 On Sale
Duration 1 day

What does it cost?

Registration fee (payable today) Info £39
Remaining amount
Total commitment Info

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2021

40 kilometres. 3 peaks. 1 day. Could you conquer the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in under 12 hours?

Challenge yourself to complete our bucket-list adventure before the timer strikes 12 and join the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Club! You can bet we’ll be right there with your medal and glass of bubbles at the finish line!

In 1 spectacular day, you’ll climb 3 of England’s highest mountains, trek across Yorkshire and marvel at the unparalleled panoramas you’ll get from the peaks.

The trek may be tough but with our expertly-designed route, unsurpassable challenge support and unbeatable camaraderie, you will love every step of the adventure.

Hiking anti-clockwise through the rolling Yorkshire Dales, we’ll warm up tackling Pen-y-Ghent, the smallest of the 3, before beating the biggest challenge of the day, the mighty Whernside and reaching the peak of Ingleborough with time to cross the finish line back at Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Places are limited in our group and now's the time to trek again so please register early to avoid missing out.

Your itinerary

Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Pen-y-ghent | approx. 3 miles/4.8km (694m /2,276 ft)

Solo trekkers and teams alike will unite with us for registration at our challenge starting point in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Please come ready in your trekking gear and we suggest bringing a day bag to keep things like water, snacks and your camera.

Once you’ve signed in and collected the fantastic, packed lunch we’ve prepared for you, you have some time to meet your fellow trekkers and enjoy a tea or coffee.

Our fab team of first-aid trained challenge guides will welcome you to sign in and you have time to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with your fellow trekkers before our challenge briefing. Then we clock in for the twelve-hour challenge at the Horton-in-Ribblesdale Cafe and head for our first peak, only approx. 3 miles (4.8km) away!

As the smallest peak, Pen-y-Ghent (694m / 2,276 ft) is the perfect peak to dust off early. We follow clear tracks through the lush countryside and get our first real taste of the Yorkshire Dales. At this time in the morning, they are at their most serene.

Pen-y-ghent – Whernside | approx. 7.5 miles/12km (736m/2,415ft)

Our first taste of success has left us thirsty for more, so we leave the sublime panoramas from Pen-y-Ghent to discover those of Whernside.

Standing at a spectacular 736m/2,415ft, the second and highest peak gives us the biggest challenge of the day.

From the foot of Pen-y-ghent, we give our legs a bit of a break trekking the approx. 7.5 miles (12km) of tamer terrain between the mountains. Then we tackle the mighty climb!

If you thought the views from Pen-y-ghent were pretty, Whernside’s will take your breath away. Surrounded by rolling fields and farmland, we can see all the way to Morecambe Bay and the sea beyond.

Afternoon until approx. 7pm
Afternoon | Whernside – Ingleborough | approx. 11.5 miles/18.5km (732m/2,237ft)

By this stage, we’re feeling the fatigue, so we fuel up with a delicious, packed lunch and then we’re on to hike our third and final peak, Ingleborough (723m/2,237ft).

Although smaller than Whernside, Ingleborough proves just as tough a hike, thanks to the growing ache in our legs and the approx. 11.5 miles (18.5km) we need to trek to get there!

With three peaks now behind us, we drink in the incredible vistas at the top and set our eyes on the finish line back at the Horton-in-Ribblesdale Cafe, only approx. 6 miles away! Will you conquer it before the timer strikes twelve?

If you feel too tired to beat the twelve-hour timer, please don’t worry. We always have at least one first-aid trained challenge guide at the back of the group so you won't be left behind.

That last step is bound to feel sublime, especially with a medal and glass of bubbles waiting for you once you've clocked back in!

From here, you make your own way home, no doubt buzzing to book your next Dream Challenge. If you would like to stay in the area, please book your own accommodation. We’ll send all participants a list of awesome and affordable options once you’ve signed up.

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Funding options

Self Funded

Pay your registration fee and your challenge costs yourself.


Pay the balance

  • Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £39, which is used to administer the challenge.
  • Pay the challenge costs of £99 yourself by the 31st August.
  • The challenge costs cover your lunch, snacks, repatriation by vehicle to start/finish if required, entry to the official, worldwide Yorkshire 3 Peaks Club if you complete the trek under 12 hours and full challenge support, including a team of outdoor-remote-first-aid trained challenge guides.
  • Choose to fundraise as much as you can for the charity, hospice or animal sanctuary of your choice or make a personal donation.
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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2021

As we hope you know, the health and safety of our participants is always - and has always been - our highest priority.

We're enhancing our health and safety audits, including COVID-19 training for all event staff.

Sticking to the government and NHS advice, we'll have plenty of space to socially distance wherever possible and depending on group size, trek in staggered waves. 

Your registration fee (£39) and challenge costs (£99) include:

  • First aid support from our outdoor-remote-first-aid-trained event staff
  • Parking at our start/finish venue - we will send all participants the details ahead of the challenge
  • Refreshments at the start and end of the challenge
  • Delicious packed lunch
  • Repatriation by vehicle if required
  • Full event management and support - the Dream Team are on hand from the moment you sign up for the challenge to provide any help you may need and answer any questions
  • Carefully mapped out route, taking in the iconic Yorkshire 3 Peaks
  • Glass of bubbles at the finish line
  • Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2021 medal
  • Repatriation to start/finish if required
  • Entry to the official, worldwide Yorkshire 3 Peaks Club if you manage to complete the trek in 12 hours.

In addition to paying your registration fee (£39) and your challenge costs (£99), you'll need to budget for your:

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Transport to and from our start/finish point in Horton-in-Ribblesdale
  • Tea and coffee are provided but breakfast is not, so you'll need to bring that with you or eat beforehand
  • Dinner and accommodation if you would like to stay in the area on the night before and/or after the challenge - we will send you details of a variety of accommodation options once you register

Please bring your own water bottle (we recommend bringing at least two litres) and you must wear comfortable hiking boots with adequate support for your ankles.

Lunch is provided, but you may want to bring your own breakfast to enjoy before we start our trek and any extra snacks you want to nibble on along the way.

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to self fund your participation and then donate or raise as much money as you can for the charity, hospice or animal sanctuary of your choice.

If you'd like to fund your challenge through Sponsorship (whereby your chosen charity will pay for your challenge, provided you raise the minimum sponsorship target of £198) simply get in touch and we can arrange this for you.

Please note that not all charities are happy to commit to the minimum sponsorship option. If you choose this option, we contact the charity you want to support on your behalf. If they are not happy with the minimum sponsorship option, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

This trek is no walk in the park, especially as we're aiming to conquer it in twelve hours and join the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Club. 

We'll conquer approx. 39.2km (24.5 miles) in one day, so we recommend that you're used to walking long-distance when you enter the challenge and can keep up to the pace of 5km (3 miles) per hour for twelve hours.

Please don't be! The majority of people will sign up on their own and our Dream Challenges are renowned for the amazing camaraderie and lifelong friendships made as our groups take on these incredible feats together.

Once you've signed up for the challenge, we'll send you a link to a private Facebook group for everyone registered for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2021.

Please feel free to use this space to swap questions, advice and updates with your fellow trekkers on your training and fundraising.

You may also want to reach out to the fellow participants in this group to see if there's anyone in your local area you can meet up to train and fundraise with.

Absolutely. We encourage solo trekkers and teams alike to join us for the trek.

Our Dream Challenges are renowned for their camaraderie, so it's a fantastic opportunity to strengthen bonds between teammates and/or make new friends there. 

Join us with your friends and family or take it on as a corporate challenge and show your commitment to corporate social responsibility while having the time of your life. You could even take this opportunity to raise funds for your charity of the year.

We recommend carrying a 30-litres day bag with you as we walk, to keep your water bottle (at least 2 litres), the packed lunch and snacks we provide for you and your phone/camera, along with any other personal items you want to hand.

For those of you driving to the event, we are arranging parking for participants, included in your challenge costs. We will send all participants the exact location and parking details ahead of the challenge.

We will first meet for registration at a venue (TBC) near the Pen-y-Ghent Cafe, before clocking in and out of the cafe for the twelve-hour challenge. 

By Car
The cafe address is Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkhire, BD24 0HE.

By Train
Horton-in-Ribblesdale has a small train station with trains to and from Carlisle. For timetables and to plan your journey, please visit the National Rail website here.

By Bus
The only bus passing through Horton-on-Ribblesdale is no. 11. Please visit their website to view their timetables and associated information.

For those of you driving to the event, we are arranging parking for participants, included in your challenge costs. We will send all participants the parking details ahead of the challenge.




If you want to stay in Horton-in-Ribblesdale the night before and/or after the challenge, there are loads of accommodation options ranging in price. Check out all sorts of local accommodation on the Horton-in-Ribblesdale website here and the top ten rated hotels on Booking.com here.

We advise that you look into what precautions they have in place to protect you from coronavirus before booking. This handy guide from Healthline will help inform your choice of accommodation.

We would recommend making sure you have a free cancellation option or purchase insurance for your booking, which covers cancellation, including because of medically diagnosed COVID-19.

You need to be 18 years old or over to take part in The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2021. There's no maximum age limit. One of the amazing things about this challenge is that it brings adults of all ages and from all walks of life together for one amazing event.

16 and 17-year olds may participate if given permission by the Dream Challenges team. Please get in touch with us to discuss this. Simply email events@dream-challenges.com and we'll be happy to help.

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