YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY
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AUGUST 5-8th 2024
(3 nights, 3.5 walking days).
Grade 3 - Moderate
Complete the famous 3 peaks: Ingleborough (723m), Whernside (736m) and Pen-y-Ghent (694m)
Walk the picturesque Ingleton Waterfall Trail
Enjoy the outdoor heated pool in the village centre
Our guide will lead you to the summit of the 3 mountains via the most rewarding routes so that you can enjoy them at their best.
A great chance to achieve this much-coveted hill-walking goal in the company of new friends and with the guidance of our experienced walk leader. Our base is in the busy Dales village of Ingleton, nestling under the flanks of Ingleborough, most shapely and best-known of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.
Our walking will be at Moderate level, where on each full walking day we will cover around 8-12 miles on routes that include some steady ascent.
The cost for this holiday in full board, single, en-suite accommodation is £569 or £499 twin-share if you are travelling with a friend.
The price includes 3 nights single occupancy full board (3 x dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunch), and the services of our walk leaders for this holiday. The Wheatsheaf Hotel offers very comfortable and homely pub-style accommodation. Your holiday fee also includes the cost of entry to the Waterfall Trail and any local transport need to get to the start and finish of our walks.
DAY 1: If you can, join us on the arrival day by 1.30 pm for a half day local walk to get to know your fellow travellers and the environment close by. Our plan will be to walk the famous waterfall trail. For those who are unable to arrive by then, join us for dinner at 6.30 pm, after which we will talk through our planned programme. (3.5 hours)
DAY 2: The ascent of Whernside from Ribblehead is full of interest, beginning alongside the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with views of the Ribblehead Viaduct to west. Yet another famous trail - The Dales Highway - takes us round the shoulder of our mountain so that we approach it from the north and complete a traverse of its summit following the 5 km long ridge before descending to the green pastures of The Doe Valley. (5-6 hours)
DAY 3: From the village of Clapham, we ascend Ingleborough via the famous gorge of Trow Gill and passing the entrance to Gaping Gill, the largest open cave chamber in England. From the hill summit we will gain expansive views of Whernside and Pen-y-ghent, as well as numerous other Yorkshire peaks. Our route continues over Simon Fell to pick up the Pennine Bridleway which returns us to our start point. (6 hours)
DAY 4: From Horton-in-Ribblesdale we pick up the Pennine Way and follow it to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent. This is a perfect place to soak up the impressive views of the summits we have already visited, and across the Upper Ribble Valley to a wilderness of moorland and limestone pavement. We then descend to pick up another famous trail 'The Pennine Journey' which returns us to our start point in time for a departure around 2 pm.. (3 hours walking).
Please note that the above itinerary is subject to weather conditions being favourable. Our aim, above all, is to make the right choice each day so that we enjoy the most appropriate route for the conditions.
For our Yorkshire Dales walking break we have chosen as a base the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Ingleton village. Accommodation is in single occupancy, en-suite rooms and meals are provide in the residents' dining room. The hotel has a welcoming, spacious public bar and beer garden. This is a busy, bustling village has a heated pool in the centre where you can relax after a day of fresh air and exercise.
Hotel postcode: LA6 3AD
To reach Ingleton by public transport, take the train to Clapham (the one in Yorkshire - not London!!). From there, a 4 mile taxi journey brings you to the village.
HOW TO BOOK
Just send your booking request using the Booking Enquiry Form on this page and we will be in touch very soon to confirm your place.
You can then secure your place with a low deposit payment of £150.
If you have any questions or if you need more information, don't hesitate to get in touch using the contact details below.
We really hope you can join us!
A big thank-you to the following for their images used here:
Track view, Solitary Sheep, Broad valley view, Cautley Spout: Christopher Werrett