Welcome to Three Peaks Walks
There are two walks in the UK that are generally known as
the "Three Peaks Walk". The first is the National Three Peaks Walk,
which takes in the summits of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden within 24
hours, and the second is the Three Peaks of Yorkshire, which takes in
This site at present concentrates solely on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk, but at some future point in time will be extended to cover the National Three Peaks Walk as well.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk is a very demanding but
rewarding walk, which takes in the summits of
The walk is 24.5 miles (39.2km) long and takes in over 5,000 feet (1,600 metres) of climbing. The walking is over a variety of terrains, and the paths and signage has been much improved over recent years. The walk is described in more detail in the walks section.
By tradition, the walk must be completed within 12 hours for you to be able to join the "Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club", which was set up by Peter and Joyce Bayes. To be eligible for membership, you must book out and book in again at the Pen-y-ghent Café in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Current opening times are shown here. If you complete the walk within 12 hours, and have used the antique clocking machine in the Café or have left your details with them, you will be invited to join the "Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club", and purchase, inter alia, a Three Peaks badge and tie.
Getting to the start of the walk is easy. There is quite a
large pay and display car park in Horton-in-Ribblesdale itself that can be used
for parking, which is only a hundred yards or so from the
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