The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Guided Hiking Tour Around the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire

Whernside 736m, Ingleborough 724m, and Pen-Y-Ghent 694m

Hiking in Yorkshire

The Challenge

This is undoubtedly the classic challenge of the Yorkshire Dales. The walk is approximately 25 miles in length with an elevation gain of over 1000m. Starting at Horton in Ribblesdale, the walk takes you on a superb circular of the hills. It is always fulfilling! Some people aim to complete this challenging trip in 12 hours. If that’s what you’d like to do we’ll be with you all the way.


Doing the 3 peaks for charity?

Many people walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for charity. Most charities have sponsorship packs that will help support you – including offering a sponsorship form to track fundraising. If you don’t receive this, Lost Earth Adventures can send you one of our generic forms. For more details, including fundraising tips, visit our charity challenges page.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Dates and Prices

There are Two Options:

  • Join one of our open group events that take place at different times throughout the year (please see our group events calendar) for dates or
  • Have your own personal guides for you and your group.


Number of People
Price Per Person
1 person
(privately guided)
2 people
(privately guided)
3 people
(privately guided)
4 people
(privately guided)
5 people
(privately guided)
6-29 people
(privately guided)
30-39 people
(privately guided)
40+ people
(privately guided)
Open Group Event


  • Qualified and insured mountain leader with mountain first aid certification
  • Group Insurance
  • Certificate of Achievement (for an additional £3.50)
  • Professional event organisation

For large groups we can supply waterproofs, hot chocolate, packed lunches, support vehicles and pretty much everything else so that you can simply turn up and enjoy the event. All of these things must be pre-arranged with us at least 2 weeks prior to the challenge.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks weekend group

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekend

Spend the weekend in the Yorkshire Dales. We’ll provide you with 2 nights accommodation with breakfast included at a hostel in the heart of the Dales. Arrive the night before you attempt to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, and relax knowing that you won’t have far to go after the challenge is done. You also have a support driver en route during the challenge and a qualified Mountain Leader guiding you all the way.

Price: £239 per person, minimum 8 participants. Contact us to discuss with one of our team members.


How to Book

Open Group Yorkshire 3 Peaks

To reserve your place on an open event please see our group events calender to book.

Private Group Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Booking your place is easy! To get the ball rolling, all we need from you is an email to confirm the dates and activities as well as an initial £100 deposit to reserve your spot, then you’re on your way. The total participant numbers and the final balance isn’t due until 30 days before the activity takes place. To pay the deposit click Pay Now after reading our Terms and Conditions..

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If you do not have a PayPal account, simply click on the Pay Now button below and get directed to the secure PayPal site, ignoring the option to log into PayPal. Look to the bottom of the page where you can click to use a credit/debit card.

Pay your £100 deposit to secure your exciting adventure

Additionally, you can buy an adventure as a gift certificate for a friend or relative to be redeemed whenever they like. You need to give at least 2 weeks notice when using a gift voucher and be aware that we can be quite busy in the summer months.

Pay by Other Methods

Other payment options are to: send us a cheque, bankers draft or postal order made payable to Lost Earth Adventures Ltd.

Or you can pay by BACS payment to: Lost Earth Adventures LTD, Barclays bank, account number 63070883, sort code 209956 Please state your full name with the BACS reference. You can also pay at any UK branch of Barclays giving these details or come and visit us to pay cash.

Call us on 01904 500094 or email us at to discuss what we can do for you.



Children under 18 and older than 7 are most welcome on our private trips but we require a minimum age of 13 for open group events doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. Please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

Support Vehicles

We recommend and can provide support vehicles for large groups but for smaller groups it is more economical to rely on the taxis and trains in the area.

If a member of the party cannot or does not want to continue at any point there are a number of opportunities to exit the route as we pass through 2 villages along the way. If you wish to complete this challenge successfully we definitely recommend that you are reasonably fit and that you are able to carry a light daypack with you for the duration of the hike. If you feel you’ve had enough; at 1/3rd of the way round the route crosses a road at Ribble Head, a train is available here to take you back to the start and is about £3. At 2/3rds of the way round, the route crosses the road again and a taxi is possible from here for around £20. You could also get a friend to pick you up while you wait there in the cosy pub.

If you are absolutely intent on doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in under 12 hours then getting a private guide is recommended. We do have open group events available for people that want a fast time as well as those that prefer a slower pace, be sure to select the event that suits you best when you book if choosing an open group event.

To view the terms and conditions of booking a course in the UK please click here.

At Lost Earth Adventures we are aware of the concerns for the health and safety of your group.

  • We have an Adventurous Activities Association License (AALA License)
  • We have detailed risk assessments for every activity we run
  • Lost Earth Adventures has full public and product liability insurance
  • All staff working with children have undergone DBS (formally CRB) checks
  • We have a child protection policy
  • We have fully qualified instructors

All of these documents are available on request. To read more about our AALA License and our safety policies click here

To read reviews from our satisfied past clients please visit our Reviews Page

Where to Meet

We meet at the Pen-y-ghent Café in Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkhire, BD24 0HE. The time we meet will depend on the time of year.

Kit List

To see a full and comprehensive list of clothing and equipment you’ll need for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks please see our Kit List page.


See this list for accommodation options.


These prices do not include transport to the venue. If your group requires transport please contact us for more information. We use a local transport company that is reasonably priced. For example, a minibus for a group of 16 people from Harrogate to Horton in Ribblesdale costs £200 return and for 8 people £150.

Gift Certificates

Additionally, you can buy any of our courses as a gift certificate for a friend or relative to be redeemed whenever they like!

If you require any information please either call us on 01904 500094 or email us at

National 3 Peaks

Have you ever dreamed of climbing the UK’s highest peaks? Then read more about the National 3 Peaks Challenge!


Click on the arrows below to take a photographic adventure across Yorkshire’s 3 highest peaks

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