We’re in shouting distance of Yorkshire’s famous Three Peaks. Take one at a time – Penyghent, Ingleborough or Whernside – or take the Three Peaks Challenge if you’re feeling brave enough! www.threepeakschallenge.uk/yorkshire-three-peaks-challenge.
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The Penyghent Cafe at Horton in Ribblesdale is a good starting point for the Three Peaks and the cafe operates a clock-in/out system to time, and aid the safety of walkers. Many people prefer to start the circular walk at other points to avoid the crowds in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and instead stop at the Café for lunch or a break.
Penyghent, at 2,277ft high, is the closest of the three peaks to Peaks and Pods. It’s the smallest peak and The Pennine Way links the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale to its summit. Penyghent is also the first climb of the Three Peaks Challenge and if you’re new to walking or the Three Peaks, it’s the perfect introduction.
The highest of the Three Peaks, Whernside is 2,415 ft high, the highest point in Yorkshire, and is the second mountain climbed during the Three Peaks Challenge. Slightly different in shape to the other peaks, Whernside is a ridge runnning NE to SW. If walking Whernside on its own, it is most easily accessed from Ribblehead.
The second highest peak is Ingleborough at 2,372 ft high and is the last mountain climbed during the Three Peaks Challenge. Ingleborough is also the only one of the Three Peaks to have a public bridleway to the summit. This starts from the village of Ingleton and climbs up over Storrs Common via Crina Bottom. It is most easily accessed from Ingleton, Clapham (via the nature trail), or Chapel-le-Dale.
Visit www.threepeaksyorkshire.com for more information about walking the Three Peaks.