Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent have, together, become a holy trinity of summits offering a challenge that is one of the most coveted scalps of the walking world. 24 rugged miles link the three into a glorious, famously-raced, circuit OR if (like us) you prefer to savour their pleasures rather than rush them, the trio provide wonderful objectives for three separate days of memorable hill walking.
This part of The Dales is known for its prominent hill-tops of layered grit that jut against the sky and for the vast expanses of limestone pavement, scene of nature’s quirky sculpturing, that spread below them in sheets of beautifully rain-carved rock. Curlews and larks sing and cry; winding, green-grassed lanes weave together rustic farms, hamlets and villages.
Of the three peaks, Whernside is the big brother, robust and square-shouldered, dominant and protective. Ingleborough, in a sisterly way, has more elegance and is the most sociable, with its feet in the fine village of Ingleton. Pen-y-Ghent is surely the little brother, an aspirant, charming mite by comparison, whose summit is reached and returned from in just a few hours.
This is an area very close to our hearts – one we would love to share with those who have yet to visit. Ingleton is easily reached by road or rail, and you won’t need to use a car once you are there. Our walk leaders will host the walking holiday and organise everything for you.
Join us for a few days of guided walking based from Ingleton: Come along on June 5-8th for a programme that offers variety and an appreciation of all the joys of The Dales. Alternatively, join us on September 18-21st if bagging the 3 famous summits is a challenge you would like to square up to.
Hope to see you there!
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